Howard Lindsay (born March 29, 1889 in Waterford , New York , † February 11, 1968 in New York City , New York) was an American playwright , screenwriter , actor , director and producer. He was best known for his literary collaboration with Russel Crouse .
Howard Lindsay began his professional career as an actor. His breakthrough on Broadway came in 1921 with the George S. Kaufman comedy Dulcy , which he also directed. In the late 1920s, he also wrote a number of successful comedies.
In 1934, producer Vinton Freedley brought Lindsay together with Russel Crouse to rework the book for the musical Anything Goes . The partnership with Crouse was to last for 28 years. They wrote the books for many very successful musicals Red, Hot and Blue (music by Cole Porter , 1936), Hooray For What! (Music by Harold Arlen , 1937), Call Me Madam (music by Irving Berlin , 1950) and The Sound of Music (music by Rodgers and Hammerstein , 1959) and plays such as Life With Father (1939) - the piece ran for almost eight years and is thus the longest-running non-musical staging in the history of Broadway and State of the Union (1945) - for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946 .
From August 13, 1927 until his death on February 11, 1968, Lindsay was married to the actress Dorothy Stickney .
- 1936: Swing Time
- 1938: A slight case of murder
- 1947: Our life with father
- 1948: the best man
- 1952: Remains to be seen
- 1952: crook with a white vest (Stop, you are killing me)
- 1953: Madame makes history (s) (Call Me Madam)
- 1959: The longer - the better (Tall story)
- Charles B. Axton, Otto Zehnder: Reclam's musical guide . Reclam, Ditzingen 2004, ISBN 3-15-010560-9 .
- Howard Lindsay in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Howard Lindsay in the Internet Broadway Database (English)
- Howard Lindsay Biography The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, and producer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 29, 1889|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Waterford , New York, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 11, 1968|
|Place of death||New York City , New York, United States|