Howard Lindsay

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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 .

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