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Dorothy Stickney

Highest Rated:   100% I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Catered Affair (1956)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
94% 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
83% Murder at the Vanities
  • Norma Watson
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The Queen
  • 2004

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