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Shirley Booth

Shirley Booth
Personal information
Birth nameMarjory Ford
Birth dateAugust 30, 1898
Place of birthNew York City, New York, United States
Date of deathOctober 16, 1992(age 94)
Death placeNorth Chatham, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationActress
Years active1925 74
Spouse-Ed Gardner-1929-1942
-William H. Baker-1943-1951

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Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 October 16, 1992) was an American actress.

Primarily a theatre actress, Booth's Broadway career began in 1925. Her most significant success was as Lola Delaney, in the drama Come Back, Little Sheba, for which she received a Tony Award in 1950. She made her film debut, reprising her role in the 1952 film version, and won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance. Despite her successful entry into films, she preferred stage acting, and made only four more films.

From 1961 until 1966, she played the title role in the sitcom Hazel, for which she won two Emmy Awards, and was acclaimed for her performance in the 1966 television production of

The Glass Menagerie. She retired in 1974.


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