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Reta Shaw (1912–1982)


Reta Shaw is best known to television audiences as Hope Lange's housekeeper in the TV series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968). Disney fans will remember her as one of the singing domestics in the Oscar-winning masterpiece Mary Poppins (1964). While she never achieved stardom as a leading lady, she earned her place as a solid supporting player in a... See full bio »

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 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain
Mrs. Grindley
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Mrs. Tusher
- Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby... (1974) ... Mrs. Tusher
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mrs. McCarthy
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1974) ... Mrs. McCarthy
 1974 The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (TV Movie)
Miss Markin
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Apartment Manager
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Claire Foster
- Maid for Each Other (1973) ... Claire Foster
 1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (TV Movie)
Mrs. Guzmando
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Ozella Peterson
- Snakebite (1973) ... Ozella Peterson
 1968-1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Witherspoon / Rita Forrester / Mabel Ryker
- Lucy's Tenant (1973) ... Mrs. Witherspoon
- Lucy and the Group Encounter (1972) ... Rita Forrester
- Lucy, the Process Server (1968) ... Mabel Ryker
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Flo
- Death Leap (1973) ... Flo
 1973 The Toy Game (TV Movie)
Adelle
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Miss Gormley
- Honest Sean Drives Again (1973) ... Miss Gormley
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
Woman
 1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Nurse
- The Birth (1972) ... Nurse
- Annie Get Your Bike (1972) ... Nurse
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series)
 1971 Murder Once Removed (TV Movie)
Nurse Regis
 1971 Arnie (TV Series)
- The Maid (1971)
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
Mrs. Tweed
- Lia (1970)
- Angie (1970) ... Mrs. Tweed
 1965-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clara's Mother / Woman at Reading of Will / Mrs. Gotloot / ...
- Episode #17.12 (1967) ... Woman at Reading of Will
- Shine On, Harvest Goon (1966) ... Mrs. Gotloot
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Shoe Store Customer
- The Hero (1968) ... Shoe Store Customer
 1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Col. Finch / Annie
- Jeannie and the Wild Pipchicks (1968) ... Col. Finch
 1968 Mad Mad Scientist (TV Movie)
Phoebe
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Receptionist
- The Zero Man (1967) ... Receptionist
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Sedley
- The Fountain of Youth Affair (1967) ... Mrs. Sedley
 1966-1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Mrs. Swanson / Mrs. Newhall
- The Officer of the Court (1967) ... Mrs. Swanson
- The Pied Piper of Ridgemont (1966) ... Mrs. Newhall
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Miss Witherspoon
- The Suburbia Affair (1967) ... Miss Witherspoon
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Mrs. Badderly
- Too Many Girls (1966) ... Mrs. Badderly (as Rita Shaw)
 1966 That Girl (TV Series)
Organ Saleslady
- Phantom of the Horse Opera (1966) ... Organ Saleslady
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Bessie McGivney
- Lisa (1966) ... Bessie McGivney
 1966 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
Lillian
- Dave's Night Out (1966) ... Lillian
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Katie
 1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Mrs. Lockwood
- Dave's Other Office (1966) ... Mrs. Lockwood
 1966 Made in Paris
American Bar Singer
 1966 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Eloise Sutton
- Patty Leads a Dog's Life (1966) ... Eloise Sutton
 1962-1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Foley / Dora Dunbar / Woman on Bench
- Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere (1966) ... Mrs. Foley
- My Fair Lucy (1965) ... Dora Dunbar
- Lucy Misplaces $2,000 (1962) ... Woman on Bench
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
 1965 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Aunt Clara Simms
- Return from Outer Space (1965) ... Aunt Clara Simms
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Dawn McCracken
- Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work (1965) ... Dawn McCracken
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks
Saleslady at Saks (uncredited)
 1965 That Funny Feeling
Woman at Phone Booth
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
 1965 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Burkhardt
- Cara's Private War Against Poverty (1965) ... Mrs. Burkhardt
 1962-1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Fedocia Barnett / Mrs. Bradshaw
- Here Comes Charley (1965) ... Fedocia Barnett
- A Holiday for Tramp (1962) ... Mrs. Bradshaw
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Teeney
- The Richard Bloodgood Story (1964) ... Teeney
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Head Nurse
- Think Pretty (1964) ... Head Nurse
 1963-1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Foley / Aunt Josie
- Hey, Teacher (1964) ... Mrs. Foley
- Come a-Runnin' (1963) ... Aunt Josie
 1962-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Eleanora Poultice / Big Maude Tyler
- The Song Festers (1964) ... Eleanora Poultice
- Convicts-at-Large (1962) ... Big Maude Tyler
 1964 A Global Affair
Nurse Argyle
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Elsa
- Cousin Helga Came to Dinner (1964) ... Elsa
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Nurse
- Million Dollar Hospital (1963) ... Nurse
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Ardmore
- Tyrees of Capitol Hill (1963) ... Mrs. Ardmore
 1960-1962 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Mrs. Finchley / Mrs. Ellingboe
- Bachelor Father... and Son (1962) ... Mrs. Finchley
- That's Show Biz (1960) ... Mrs. Ellingboe
 1962 Oh, Those Bells (TV Series)
Mrs. Stanfield
- Camping Trip (1962) ... Mrs. Stanfield
- Scratched Fender (1962) ... Mrs. Stanfield
- Mexican Holiday (1962) ... Mrs. Stanfield
- Short Change (1962) ... Mrs. Stanfield
- Ma Scarlet (1962) ... Mrs. Stanfield
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Celia Hooper Somers
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... Celia Hooper Somers
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Bertha Bullfinch
- The Irresistible Miss Bullfinch (1962) ... Bertha Bullfinch
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Mrs. Bond
- The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid (1962) ... Mrs. Bond
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Mrs. Brown
 1957-1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Miss Amory / Eunice Webster
- The New Piano (1961) ... Miss Amory
- It's a Woman's World (1957) ... Eunice Webster
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Cora
- Uncle Paul's New Wife (1961) ... Cora
 1961 Sanctuary
Miss Reba
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Nora Flannery
- Don't Believe a Word She Says (1961) ... Nora Flannery
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Thelma
- Hot and Cold (1960) ... Thelma
- The Doll in the Bathtub (1960) ... Thelma
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Thelma
- I Love a Marine (1960) ... Thelma
- The Matchmaker (1960) ... Thelma
 1960 Pollyanna
Tillie Lagerlof
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Katey - Maid
 1958-1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Flora McCauley
- Five Year Itch (1959) ... Flora McCauley
- East Side Story (1958) ... Flora McCauley
- Say It with Music (1958) ... Flora McCauley
- The Countess of Bartley (1958) ... Flora McCauley
- The Masquerade Ball (1958) ... Flora McCauley
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Mrs. Dubrock
- The Johanna Judson Story (1958) ... Mrs. Dubrock
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Nurse Kennedy
 1958 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Lyons
- Double Trouble (1958) ... Mrs. Lyons
 1957 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie)
Dolly Tate
 1957 The Pajama Game
Mabel
 1957 Man Afraid
Nurse Willis
 1957 All Mine to Give
Mrs. Runyon
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Martha Stone
- The Creeper (1956) ... Martha Stone
 1953 Johnny Jupiter (TV Series)
Mrs. Clandish
- The Surprise Birthday Party (1953) ... Mrs. Clandish
- Duckweather and the Professor (1953) ... Mrs. Clandish
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hollywood Tandem (1953)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Visitor (1952)
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Aunt Lil (1954)
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