Lindsay Ann Crouse (born May 12, 1948) is an American actress. Crouse was born in New York City, the daughter of Anna (nee Erskine) and Russel Crouse, a playwright. Her maternal grandparents were Pauline (Ives) and author and educator John Erskine. Her full name_Lindsay Ann Crouse_is an intentional tribute to the Broadway writing partnership of Lindsay and Crouse. Her father and his writing partner, Howard Lindsay, wrote much of The Sound of Music. Their 1946 play State of the Union won that year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Their last collaboration was Mr. President in 1962. 'In our family, the work ethic was held up as some kind of byword,' Crouse says. 'At any hour, somebody's typewriter was going.'
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