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Encyclopedia > Dorothy Stickney

Dorothy Stickney was a Broadway actress in the long running "Life with Father," co-starring her husband, Howard Lindsay. Howard Lindsay (March 29, 1888 - February 11, 1968) was a Broadway producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor, best known for his writing work as part of the collaboration of Lindsay and Crouse, and for his performance, with his wife Dorothy Stickney, in the long-running play Life with Father. ...

Born in Dickinson, North Dakota, on June 21, 1896, Stickney attended the North Western Dramatic School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She sang and danced as one of the four Southern Belles in vaudeville and began acting in summer stock companies. Dickinson is a city located in Stark County, North Dakota. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Official website: http://www. ...

Stickney made her Broadway debut in 1926 in "The Squall" and had a string of hits, frequently playing eccentric characters. She was Liz, the mad scrubwoman, in the original nonmusical version of "Chicago," and Mollie Molloy, who dives out of the pressroom window, in "The Front Page." With increasingly important roles, she moved on to "Philip Goes Forth," "Another Language," "On Borrowed Time," "The Small Hours," "To Be Continued" and "The Honeys." This article is about the street in New York City. ...

For best performance of the year for her role as Mother in "Life with Father," Stickney received the Barter Award in 1940. Eleanor Roosevelt presented Stickney with the award.

Stickney is also the author of a number of poems including "You're Not the Type" and "My Dressing Room."

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Dorothy Stickney - Biography - Moviefone (209 words)
Stickney made her Broadway bow in the 1926 play The Squall, and thereafter made at least one starring appearance per year.
Married from 1927 to producer/playwright Howard Lindsay, Stickney appeared with her husband as Vinnie and Clarence Day in the 1939 Broadway classic Life With Father, which ended up the longest-running stage comedy in history.
Dorothy Stickney made a handful of film appearances: her best remembered were in 1934's Murder at the Vanities, as the deceptively meek maid of the villainess/murder victim, and in the 1943 ghost story The Uninvited.
Dorothy Stickney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
Dorothy Stickney (June 21, 1896- June 2, 1998) was a Broadway actress best known for appearing in the long running Life with Father.
Stickney made her Broadway debut in 1926 in The Squall and had a string of hits, frequently playing eccentric characters.
Stickney received the Barter Award for Best Performance of the Year in 1940 for her role as "Vinnie" in Life with Father, which had been written by her husband, Lindsay, who also co-starred.
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