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Cast portrait of Life With Father
Cast portrait of Life With Father
TitleCast portrait of Life With Father
Date of Originalbetween 1939 and 1947
DescriptionDorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay sit at center in their costumes for the characters Vinnie and Father in this cast portrait from the Broadway play Life with Father. Other actors surround them, and the set is a house interior from the 1880s. It is not known which cast this is, but it does not seem to be the original cast, regardless of the note in Stickney's handwriting on the back of the photograph.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Actors
Theatrical productions
Personal NameStickney, Dorothy
Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968
LocationNew York (N.Y.)
Item Number10090-01-06-03
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"To a new friend from Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay L.W.F. 24"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
"The original family in 'Life With Father'"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryDorothy Stickney was born in Dickinson, and acted in Vaudeville and summer stock before beginning on Broadway in 1926. She gained fame and awards for her role as Mother in the long-running production of "Life With Father", in which she starred with her husband Howard Lindsay. She received the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 1961.
Howard Lindsay was born Herman S. Nelke in 1889. He was a theatrical producer, director, playwright, and actor. He was a frequent collaborator with Russel Crouse, with whom he shared the Pulitzer Prize for drama with 1946's The State of the Union. They also won a Tony award together for The Sound of Music. Lindsay worked with his wife Dorothy Stickney in the long-running play Life With Father, and later in Life With Mother.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDorothy Stickney Papers Mss 10090
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10090-01-06-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh10090010603
OCLC number17998566
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