Dubose Heyward

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Birthday
31, 1885
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jun 16, 1940 (54)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1885
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jun 16, 1940 (54)

About

An American novelist, poet, children's author, and playwright, he is most famous for his 1925 novel, Porgy, which inspired both a stage play and an opera. His other well-known works include The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (1939) and Brass Ankle (1931).

Before Fame

He was sick as a child with both polio and typhoid fever. His first play, An Artistic Triumph, was produced in 1913.

Trivia

He devoted himself entirely to writing in 1924.

Family Life

He was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Dorothy Heyward, who adapted his novel, Porgy, into a 1927 play.

Associated With

Porgy and Bess, the 1935 opera based on Heyward's novel, featured music by George Gershwin.