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Edwin DuBose Heyward (1885 – 1940) was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy, which he and his wife Dorothy Heyward adapted into a 1927 play. The stage Porgy inspired the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin.
American novelist, playwright, poet
|Date of birth||31 August 1885|
|Date of death||16 June 1940|
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