Dorothy Stickney

Dorothy Stickney

Highest Rated: 100% I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Catered Affair (1956)

Birthday: Jun 21, 1896

Birthplace: Not Available

American stage actress Dorothy Stickney attended Northwestern University, and upon graduation in 1921 studied acting for two years with Christine Brooks. Stickney made her Broadway bow in the 1926 play The Squall, and thereafter made at least one starring appearance per year. She seemed most comfortable in roles calling for brassy exuberance, though it took quite a while for director George S. Kaufman to get Stickney to say her entrance line -- "I've been looking for you bastards" -- in the original 1928 production of The Front Page. Married from 1927 to producer/playwright Howard Lindsay, Stickney appeared with her husband as Vinnie and Clarence Day in the 1939 Broadway classic Life With Father, which ended up the longest-running stage comedy in history. In 1948, Stickney re-created her role for a less lengthy but successful sequel, Life with Mother. Dorothy Stickney made a handful of film appearances: her best remembered were in 1934's Murder at the Vanities, as the deceptively meek maid of the villainess/murder victim, and in the 1943 ghost story The Uninvited. Stickney passed away at age 101 on June 2, 1998.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Emily 1971
100% I Never Sang for My Father Margaret Garrison 1970
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Actor 1957
17% The Catered Affair Mrs. Rafferty 1956
No Score Yet The Great Diamond Robbery Actor 1953
No Score Yet Miss Tatlock's Millions Emily Tatlock 1948
No Score Yet Gentle Annie Actor 1945
95% The Uninvited Miss Hird 1944
No Score Yet I Met My Love Again Mrs. Towner 1938
No Score Yet And So They Were Married Miss Alma Peabody 1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home Hilda 1936
No Score Yet The Little Minister Jean 1934
86% Murder at the Vanities Norma Watson 1934
No Score Yet Working Girls Actor 1931


No Score Yet Great Performances
The Queen 2004
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Miss Paisley Cissie Enright 1957


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