Howard Roark (The Fountainhead) Howard Roark is the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s bestselling 1943 novel, The Fountainhead, also made into a 1949 movie of the same name, with the steely-jawed Gary Cooper as Howard Roark. Howard is, above all, an individualistic architect who refuses to compromise his strongly held tenets and pander to public taste. This leads to his being dismissed from the school of architecture, losing commissions, being forced to work at menial labor, being arrested and losing the woman he loves – all this proves no deterrent to his loyalty to himself first. His lady-love, Dominique, actually marries Howard’s arch rival, Peter Keating, in order to immerse herself in a world completely opposite from Howard’s. After many trials and tribulations that only the truly egotistical could understand or withstand, Howard makes peace with Keating and they design a building together, with Howard’s insistence that his instructions be followed to the letter. Upon returning from a trip, Howard finds that Keating has had the monumental chutzpah to alter their plans, so with Dominique’s assistance, he dynamites the building. That’s right. Blows it up. To smithereens. And goes on trial again – and wins! Dominique, by the way, has come around to his way of thinking, after a couple of other marriage detours, and so now she and Howard are triumphantly married to each other (to the relief of the rest of us). It is said that Ms. Rand agreed to write the script for the movie on the condition that absolutely no word of it be altered. Now, of whom does that remind us?
Howard the Duck (Comics) Howard the Duck is a Marvel Comics character first introduced in 1973, who went on to fame in film, video, toys and games. Howard is a duck from outer space who is dropped into Florida and thereafter bumbles his bad-tempered way through the morass that is Earth. This involves bizarre encounters with such characters as Garko the Man-Frog, Turnip Man and Kidney Lady. Howard also acquires a lady friend, Beverly Switzler, an artist’s model who is all woman, that is to say, she is in no part duck. Further adventures involve Howard’s nomination for president by the All-Night Party, many travels, and the abandonment of and reattachment to Beverly. Howard’s actions are all accompanied by acerbic and sarcastic satire of every aspect of life as he sees it. In 1986, Lucasfilm produced a live action movie called Howard the Duck, with an actor in a duck suit, and Chip Zien, whoever that is, as the voice of Howard. It was a complete and utter bomb, and that is probably because the movie’s Howard bore only a passing, sickly resemblance to the fur and blood creation of the feisty comic character.
Howards End (Howards End) Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, published in 1910 and considered to be his finest work. It was also made into a highly acclaimed film in 1992. Howards End is the name of the Wilcox family’s English country house, the beloved possession of the family matriarch, Ruth Wilcox. In a larger sense, Howards End symbolizes the early twentieth century shifting of status among the classes in Britain. The action plays out among the connected fortunes and misfortunes of three distinct groups – the upper class Wilcoxes, the bourgeois Schlegels and the lower class Basts – over the course of several years. During that time, against a backdrop of shifting social, economic, cultural and political mores, always present is Howards End. The stately manor is beloved by some, endured by some and coveted by some. In its solid and knightly dignity, the house epitomizes the old order, but at the same time, it is given over to and welcomes new and variable generations of inhabitants. In so doing, Howards End is shaking off the dust of hidebound tradition and welcoming in the fresh breezes of a much-needed new and liberal order.
Howard Beware - a song by The Dead Milkmen
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen (Howard Binkow) - Children, parents and teachers love Howard B. Wigglebottom. In this story, Howard gets into a lot of trouble for not listening. When he becomes a better listener, his life improves dramatically. Tips and lessons and a poster are included. The first book in the award winning series. Teacher and counselor endorsed. Other titles in the Howard B. Wigglebottom series are: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies; Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship; Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away; Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story; Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart; Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth; Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons: A Fable About Belonging; Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Mud and Rainbows: When Parents Fight; and Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing Is Bad. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Howard - Howard Stern (talk-radio host); Howard Hughes (American tycoon); Howard Cosell (sportscaster); Howard “Howie” Mandel (comedian/TV host); Howard “Howie” Long (football player); Howard Hawks (film director); Howard “Duane” Allman (guitarist); Howard Carter (discoverer of the King Tut Tomb); Howard Dean (politician); Howard Duff (actor); Howard Johnson (founder of a chain of hotels); Howard Lederer (professional poker player); H. P. Lovecraft (Howard Philips, horror writer); Howard McNear (actor); Howard K. Stern (Anna Nicole Smith’s attorney); Howard Shore (film score composer); Howard “Howie” Morenz (hockey player); Howard “Howie” Dorough (member of the music group Backstreet Boys); Howard “Howie” Epstein (musician); Howard Allen Frances O'Brien (birth name of Vampire author Anne Rice)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Howard - Lauren Bacall (actress)
Howard - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Howard.