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Dorothy Stickney (1896–1998)

Dorothy, who was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, studied acting in Minneapolis. After several years in summer stock and vaudeville, she made her debut on Broadway in 1926 in "The Squall," and achieved notoriety in a Her father, Victor Hugo Stickney, was a doctor who made house calls on horseback; he was among the first 10 elected to the National ... See full bio »

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 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Emily Baldwin
 1968 Certain Honorable Men (TV Movie)
Gladys Flaherty
 1966 Evening Primrose (TV Movie)
Mrs. Monday
 1962 Arsenic & Old Lace (TV Movie)
Abby Brewster
 1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Aunt Jane Pennypacker
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Emma Paisley / Cissie Enright
- Miss Paisley's Cat (1957) ... Emma Paisley
- Conversation Over a Corpse (1956) ... Cissie Enright
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Trask
- The Young Years (1957) ... Mrs. Trask
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Barre
- Weekend in Vermont (1957) ... Mrs. Barre
 1957 Cinderella (TV Special)
The Queen
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- My Friends, the Birds (1956) ... Hilda
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1956 The Catered Affair
Mrs. Rafferty
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Cypress Tree (1955)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery
Emily Drumman
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Pandora's Box (1952)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Martha Potts
- I Spy (1951) ... Martha Potts
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Nellie Northrup
- On Borrowed Time (1949) ... Nellie Northrup
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Emily Tatlock
 1939 What a Life
Miss Wheeler
 1938 I Met My Love Again
Mrs. Emily Towner
 1936 And So They Were Married
Miss Peabody
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Norma Watson
 1932 Wayward
 1931 Working Girls
 1931 My Sin
Mrs. Jenkins, the Landlady (uncredited)
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Stage Play: March Hares. Satire (revival). Written by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Directed by Daniel Frawley. Little Theatre: 2 Apr 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/19 performances). As "Claudia Kitts." Cast: Richard Bird, Francis Compton, Bruce Evans, Margaret Hinton, Josephine Hull, Ryder Keane, Natalie Schafer, Vivian Tobin. Produced by... See more »

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The theater at Dickinson (N.D.) State University is named after her. It is the Dorothy Stickney Auditorium. See more »

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