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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 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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
- Pregnant Conversation (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- Lover's Quarrel (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Working Girl (1973) ... Grace Simpson
- The Weekend (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
 1954-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jenny Libbert
- The Haven (1961)
- Welcome Home (1954) ... Jenny Libbert
 1958 Hot Spell
Alma Duval
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. Vivien Leslie
 1949 Straw Hat Cinderella (Short)
Shirley Booth
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Juno. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein. Based on "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey. Music by Marc Blitzstein. Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, Marc Blitzstein and Hershy Kay. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. ... See more »

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

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 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:

One of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and the Oscar for the same role on stage and film. The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)) and Jack Albertson for The Subject Was Roses (1968). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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