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Shirley Booth

Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 - October 16, 1992) was an American actress. Born Marjory Ford in New York City, she was equally at home on radio, television, stage and in the movies. She began acting on Broadway in the mid-1920s (her first Broadway role was opposite Humphrey Bogart), and won a Tony Award in 1950 for Come Back, Little Sheba. When she took the role to Hollywood, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Before that, she had won fans as a star of the radio program Duffy's Tavern.

Booth only made five movies; besides Come Back, Little Sheba, they were Main Street to Broadway, About Mrs. Leslie, Hot Spell and The Matchmaker (the original, non-musical version of Hello, Dolly!.)

Booth went to television to star in the sitcom Hazel, as a wisecracking maid.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Blvd.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Shirley Booth Facts

Birth NameMarjory Ford
BirthdayAugust 30, 1898
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathOctober 16, 1992 (age 94)
Awards1953 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Come Back, Little Sheba)
1953 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Come Back Little Sheba)

Selected Filmography

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Personal Services
Hazel: Season 4
What A Way To Go
Hazel: Season 2
Hazel: The Final Season
Hazel: Season 3
The Matchmaker
The Year Without a Santa Claus / Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey / Rudolph's Shiny New Year
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