The Creative Legacy

The Creative Legacy
Descendants of Thomas Hastings

We are concerned here with descendants who were creative themselves and who made a lasting and positive impact in their chosen field.  There are many more descendants who have been involved in the nurturing and preservation of such works and they also deserve their due.  Some of the more outstanding descendants in this category are: Leonard Hastings Schoff (art collector & Smithsonian patron), Peter Hastings Falk (art scholar & appraiser), and Kimo Wilder McVay (talent manager for singers such as Don Ho).


Thomas Hastings of Carrere & Hastings

Art (Painting)

F. Childe Hassam

Barse Miller



Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Gift from the Sea (number one non-fiction bestseller in 1955)

Rev. Theodore Parker

14 Volume Collected Works (including sermons and speeches)

Music (religious)

Thomas Hastings

Composed “Rock of Ages”


W. Reed Hastings (creative force behind Netflix)

Theater (Motion Pictures)

Carole Lombard

No Man of Her Own (with Clark Gable, 1932)

My Man Godfrey (with William Powell, 1936)

In Name Only (with Cary Grant, 1939)

Made for Each Other (with Jimmy Stewart, 1939)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (with Robert Montgomery, 1941)