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March 29, 1889
Waterford, New York
|Died||February 11, 1968 (aged 78)|
New York City, New York
|Spouse||Dorothy Stickney |
(m.1927-1968; his death)
|Magnum opus||State of the Union|
The Sound of Music
|Works with||Russel Crouse|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1946)|
Special Tony Award (1959)
Tony Award for Best Musical (1960)
Howard Lindsay, born Herman Nelke, (March 29, 1889 – February 11, 1968) was an American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor. He is 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.
The 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical Cinderella, recently revived by PBS, featured Lindsay and Stickney playing the roles of the King and Queen,  one of the few times a Lindsay performance has been captured on film.
Lindsay was a member of The Players Club, the theatrical club founded by Edwin Booth, and served as its president from 1955 to 1965. Lindsay joined The Lambs in 1925 and remained a member until he died.His writing partner, Russel Crouse, was also a member of The Lambs.