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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

Come Back, Little Sheba
(1952)
Hazel
Hazel Hazel Burke
(1961-1966)
The Matchmaker
The Matchmaker Dolly 'Gallagher' Levi
(1958)
About Mrs. Leslie
About Mrs. Leslie Mrs. Vivien Leslie
(1954)

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: The Desk Set. Comedy. Written by William Marchant [final Broadway credit]. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by George Jenkins. Directed by Joseph Fields. Broadhurst Theatre: 24 Oct 1955- 5 July 1956 (296 performances). Cast: Dorothy Blackburn, Shirley Booth (as "Bunny Watson"), Frank Milan (as "Abe Cutler"), Clarice Blackburn ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

Burt Lancaster advised me against doing Hazel (1961). "Don't do television," he warned. "It'll ruin you! Burt is a doll and a heck of an actor, but I'm glad I didn't follow his advice. Everybody under 40 knows me better from "Hazel", not from my movies! See more »

Trivia:

Won three Tony Awards: in 1949, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Goodbye, My Fancy;" in 1950, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Come Back, Little Sheba," a role she recreated in an Oscar-winning performance in the film version of the same name, Come Back, Little Sheba (1952); and in 1953, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Time of the Cuckoo." See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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