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Josephine Hull (1877–1957)


Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the stage for three years and never re-married but ... See full bio »

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Known For

Harvey
Harvey Veta Louise Simmons
(1950)
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace Abby Brewster
(1944)
The Lady from Texas
The Lady from Texas Miss Birdie Wheeler
(1951)
After Tomorrow
After Tomorrow Mrs. Piper
(1932)

Filmography

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 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Widow
- The Meanest Man in the World (1955) ... Widow
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mom Baker / Grandma / Mrs. Bartholomew
- The Wednesday Wish (1953) ... Mom Baker
- Grandma Was an Actress (1951) ... Grandma
- The Purple Doorknob (1951) ... Mrs. Bartholomew
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawkins
- Flight Thirteen (1952)
- The Upstairs Floor (1952) ... Mrs. Hawkins
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lavinia
- Clean Sweep for Lavinia (1952) ... Lavinia
 1951 The Lady from Texas
Miss Birdie Wheeler
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1932 Careless Lady
Aunt Cora
 1932 After Tomorrow
Mrs. Piper
 1929 The Bishop's Candlesticks (Short)
Persome
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 1955 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Guest Panelist
- Episode dated 2 March 1955 (1955) ... Guest Panelist

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Other Works:

Stage Play: An International Incident. Comedy. Written by Vincent Sheean. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 2 Apr 1940- 13 Apr 1940 (15 performances). Cast: Ethel Barrymore (as "Mrs. Charles Rochester"), Richard S. Bishop (as "Photographer"), John Gordon (as "Gage Photographer"), Eda Heinemann (as "Mrs. Thrush/Mrs. ... See more »

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Height:

5' 2¼" (1.58 m)
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Trivia:

Is one of 25 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Harvey (1950). The others, in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class... See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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