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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.



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