DuBose Heyward

  • American


American author most notable for his 1925 novel Porgy, based on African-American life in Charleston. DuBose Heyward and his wife Dorthy adapted the novel into a play Porgy (1927). DuBose then worked with George Gershwin to create the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Samual Goldwyn made a film version in 1959. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1885/08/31 Born in Charleston, SC Born
1919/00/00 DuBose Heyward home 1919-1924 Home Dubose Heyward House Charleston
1922/00/00 DuBose Heyward meets his future wife, Dorothy Kuhns at MacDowell Colony MacDowell Colony Peterborough
1925/00/00 Porgy - published Author Porgy
1927/00/00 Porgy (Play) - premieres Author Porgy
1935/00/00 DuBose Heyward helps to restore the Dock Street Theatre and becomes the resident playwright Work Dock Street Theatre Charleston
1935/08/00 Porgy and Bess premieres, a private show at Carnegie Hall with a running time of about 3 and a half hours Lyricist Porgy and Bess Carnegie Hall New York City
1935/10/10 "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Lyricist Porgy and Bess Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1935/10/10 "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Lyricist Summertime Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1940/06/16 Died in Tryon, North Carolina. He is buried in St Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina. Died St Philip's Episcopal Church Charleston

3 Creative Works by DuBose Heyward »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Porgy Author Book 1925/00/00
Porgy Author Play 1927/00/00
Porgy and Bess Lyricist Opera 1935/08/00
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