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Howard Lindsay (I) (1889–1968)

Howard Lindsay was born on March 29, 1889 in Waterford, New York, USA as Herman Siegmund Nelke. He was a writer and actor, known for The Sound of Music (1965), Swing Time (1936) and Life with Father (1947). He was married to Dorothy Stickney and Virginia Frölick. He died on February 11, 1968 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

The Sound of Music
Swing Time
Swing Time Writer
Life with Father


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  State of the Union (original play) (announced)
 2015 The Sound of Music Live (TV Movie) (book)
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Movie) (book of stage play)
 1979 Die großen Sebastians (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Sen bir meleksin (from the stage musical book by)
 1965 The Sound of Music (from the stage musical book by)
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Life with Father (1961) ... (play)
 1961 Zo is vader (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Tall Story (play)
 1960 Vita col padre e con la madre (TV Mini-Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (play)
 1954-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Sebastians (1957) ... (writer)
- State of the Union (1954) ... (writer)
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1954 Woman's World
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Anything Goes (1954) ... (by)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Your Uncle Dudley (1953) ... (play)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen (play)
 1953 Call Me Madam (musical "Call Me Madam")
 1953 Life with Father (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (play "A Slight Case of Murder")
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Anything Goes (1950) ... (play)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- She Loves Me Not (1949) ... (play)
 1948 State of the Union (play)
 1947 Life with Father (from the original play by)
 1942 True to the Army (based on a play by)
 1939 Too Busy to Work (play "Your Uncle Dudley")
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad (story and screenplay)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder (from a play by)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 (based on an adaptation by)
 1937 Artists & Models (contributor to screenplay construction and dialogue - uncredited)
 1936 Swing Time (screen play)
 1936 Anything Goes (uncredited)
 1935 Your Uncle Dudley (story)
 1934 She Loves Me Not (play)
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh Baby! (play "Oh, Promise Me")
 1932 Stepping Sisters (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1931 Good Sport (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1930 She's My Weakness (play "Tommy")
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Russel Crouse and his play, "State of the Union," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Faye Emerson in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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The 1956 West German film "The Trapp Family" - about the von Trapp family, and its 1958 sequel "Die Trapp-Familie in America" became the most successful films in West Germany during the post-war years. The two films popularity extended throughout Europe and South America. In 1956, Paramount Pictures purchased the United States film rights, intending to produce an English language version with ... See more »

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