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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 resumed... See full bio »

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 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- 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)
- 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)
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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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 1997 Frank Capra's American Dream (TV Movie documentary)
actor 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (uncredited)

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5' 2¼" (1.58 m)

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Was the 34th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Harvey (1950) at The 23rd Academy Awards on March 29, 1951. See more »

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