Dubose Heyward

Literary Birthday – 31 August – DuBose Heyward

DuBose Heyward was born 31 August 1885, and died 16 June 1940.

Summer time an’ the livin’ is easy, Fish are jumpin’ an’ the cotton is high. Oh, yo’ daddy’s rich, and yo’ ma’ is good-lookin’, So hush, little baby, don’ yo’ cry.

Dubose Heyward was an American author, best known for his novel, Porgy, which was adapted into a 1927 play, an opera, Porgy and Bess, with lyrics by Ira Gerswhin, and a film. He wrote poetry, other novels and plays, as well as the children’s book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

Source for Image: Florence Vandamm, photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Porgy-DuBose-Dorothy-Heyward.jpg

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 31st August 2013