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Shirley Booth (I) (1898–1992)


Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was a smart-mouthed cashier on radio's "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through her sitcom, it might be hard to believe she was a seasoned ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hazel
Hazel Hazel Burke
(1961-1966)
Come Back, Little Sheba
(1952)
The Matchmaker
The Matchmaker Dolly 'Gallagher' Levi
(1958)

Filmography

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 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Mrs. Santa (voice)
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Grace Simpson
- The Engagement (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Accident (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Commercial (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Reunion (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Lodge (1973) ... Grace Simpson
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Madame Tibaldi
- Medium Well Done (1969) ... Madame Tibaldi
 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hudson
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Heloise Michaud
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1967) ... Heloise Michaud
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie)
The Mother
 1961-1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Hazel Burke
- A Question of Ethics (1966) ... Hazel Burke
- A Little Bit of Genius (1966) ... Hazel Burke
- The Perfect Boss (1966) ... Hazel Burke
- Bee in Her Bonnet (1966) ... Hazel Burke
- Hazel's Free Enterprise (1966) ... Hazel Burke
 1954-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Eunice / Jenny Libbert
- The Haven (1961) ... Eunice
- Welcome Home (1954) ... Jenny Libbert
 1958 The Matchmaker
Dolly 'Gallagher' Levi
 1958 Hot Spell
Alma Duval
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Perle Mesta
- The Hostess with the Mostest (1957) ... Perle Mesta
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. Vivien Leslie
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Shirley Booth
 1952 Come Back, Little Sheba
Lola Delaney
 1949 Strawhat Cinderella (Short)
Shirley Booth
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Goodbye, My Fancy. Comedy. Written by Fay Kanin. Directed by Sam Wanamaker. Morosco Theatre (moved to The Fulton Theatre from 7 Feb 1949- 17 Sep 1949 then moved to The Martin Beck Theatre from 19 Sep 1949- 19 Nov 1949, then moved to The John Golden Theatre from 21 Nov 1949- close): 17 Nov 1948- 24 Dec 1949 (446 performances). ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is a way to overcome your own inhibitions and shyness. The writer creates a strong, confident personality, and that's what you become - unfortunately, only for the moment. See more »

Trivia:

Three actresses earned Academy Awards nominations for playing the same character in motion picture versions of her plays: Ruth Hussey in The Philadelphia Story (1940), Rosalind Russell in My Sister Eileen (1942) and Katharine Hepburn in Summertime (1955). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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