|Years active 1912–1944|
Name Howard Hickman
|Full Name Howard Charles Hickman|
Born February 9, 1880 (1880-02-09) Columbia, Missouri, USA
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Died December 31, 1949, San Anselmo, California, United States
Spouse Bessie Barriscale (m. ?–1949)
Movies Tarzan's New York Adventure, Civilization, Fury, Jim Hanvey - Detective, Strike Up the Band
Similar People Bessie Barriscale, Reginald Barker, Thomas H Ince, Sam Wood, Victor Fleming
Howard Charles Hickman (February 9, 1880 – December 31, 1949) was an American actor, director and writer. He was an accomplished stage leading man, who entered films through the auspices of producer Thomas H. Ince. Hickman directed 19 films and co-starred with his wife, actress Bessie Barriscale, in several productions before returning to the theatre.
With the rise of the sound film, Hickman returned to the film business but received mostly small roles, often as an authoritarian figure. Hickman made a brief appearance as plantation owner John Wilkes, father of Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind (1939). He ended his film career in 1944, after more than 270 films.
Hickman died of myocardial infarction in San Anselmo, California, and is buried at the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California