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Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress. August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


She was born Marjory Ford in New York, New York, the daughter of Albert James Ford and Virginia Wright. She began her career on the stage as a teenager acting in stock company productions, and was briefly known as Thelma Booth Ford. Her Broadway debut was in the play Hell's Bells opposite Humphrey Bogart on January 26, 1925. During the 1930s and 1940s, she achieved popularity in dramas, comedies and musicals. She acted with Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story (1939) and with Ralph Bellamy in Tomorrow the World (1943). New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, and the most densely populated major city in North America. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A career is traditionally seen as a course of successive situations that make up a persons worklife. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor who retains legendary status decades after his death. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were seen as a transition period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s, which also leads the period to be divided in two halves: The first half of the decade was dominated by World War II, the widest and most destructive armed conflict in... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic star of American film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy (June 17, 1904 - November 29, 1991) was an American actor. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ...


Booth also starred on the popular radio series Duffy's Tavern, portraying the lighthearted "Miss Duffy" on CBS Radio from 1941 to 1942 and on NBC-Blue Radio from 1942 to 1943, and won an audience of fans over the airwaves. CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about the year. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ...


She had two husbands, actor Ed Gardner (married 1929-divorced 1942) and William Baker (married 1943-his death 1951), but had no children. Ed Gardner - American Actor Married Shirley Booth in 1929 and the two were divorced in 1942. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Her first Tony, for Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic), was awarded for her performance as Grace Woods in Goodbye, My Fancy (1948). Her second Tony was for Best Actress in a Play, which she received for her widely acclaimed performance of the tortured wife, Lola, in the poignant drama Come Back, Little Sheba (1950). Her leading man, Sidney Blackmer, received the Tony for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Doc. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Come Back, Little Sheba is a play written by American playwright William Inge. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sidney Blackmer (July 13, 1895–October 6, 1973) was an American actor. ...


Booth's enormous success in Come Back, Little Sheba was immediately followed by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951), in which she played the feisty but lovable Aunt Cissy. She then went to Hollywood and recreated her stage role in the motion picture version of Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), with Burt Lancaster playing Doc. When the movie, her first, was completed, she returned to New York and played Leona Samish in The Time of the Cockoo (1952) on Broadway. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... Come Back, Little Sheba is a 1952 film which tells the story of a loveless marriage that is rocked when a young woman rents a room in the couples house. ... See also: 1951 in film 1952 1953 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American film actor. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Lola Delaney in the successful movie, Come Back, Little Sheba, becoming the first actress ever to win both a Tony and an Oscar for the same role. She also received her third Tony, which was her second in the Best Actress in a Play category, for her performance in The Time of the Cuckoo. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


Booth's major stardom was a long time coming, she was 54 when she made her first movie although she had successfully deleted a decade off of her age, with her publicity stating 1908 as the year of her birth and widely believed as such until her death notice confirmed the earlier year. Widely admired within the industry, she was on everyone's lips as one of the best actresses of the 1950's in films and theatre.


She spent the next few years commuting between New York and Southern California. On Broadway, she scored personal successes in the musical My Beautiful Sea (1954) and the comedy The Desk Set (1955). Southern California Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, sometimes abbreviated SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis that is the southern one-third of the state of California. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After Come Back, Little Sheba, Booth made only four other movies, as herself in the all-star novelty Main Street to Broadway (1953), playing Mrs. Vivien Leslie in the romance/drama About Mrs. Leslie (1954), playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in the romance/comedy The Matchmaker (1958), which is the movie version of the nonmusical play that Hello, Dolly! was later based on, and playing Alma Duval in the drama Hot Spell (1958). See also: 1952 in film 1953 1954 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events September 16 - The Robe debuts as the first anamorphic, widescreen CinemaScope film. ... See also: 1953 in film 1954 1955 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events May 12 - The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces wife Marion Benda. ... The Matchmaker is a play by Thornton Wilder based on an 1842 play by the Austrian playwright Johann Nestroy titled Einen Jux will er sich machen. ... See also: 1957 in film 1958 1959 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... Hello, Dolly! is a Broadway musical with a book by Michael Stewart and a score by Jerry Herman. ... See also: 1957 in film 1958 1959 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ...


In 1957 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. She returned to the Broadway stage in 1959, starring as the long-suffering title character in the Marc Blitzstein musical Juno, an adaptation of Sean O'Casey's 1924 classic play, Juno and the Paycock. The Sarah Siddons Society is an American non-profit organization founded in 1952 by prominent Chicago theatre patrons with the goal of promoting excellence in the theatre. ... Not to be confused with the Chicago Theatre, aka Chicago Theater, built in 1921, a theater at 175 North State Street Chicago theatre refers not only to theatre performed in Chicago, Illinois but also to the movement in that town that saw a number of small, meagerly-funded companies grow... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 - January 22, 1964) was an American composer. ... Juno is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein and book by Joseph Stein, based on the play Juno and the Paycock by Sean OCasey. ... Sean OCasey Sean OCasey (March 30, 1880 - September 18, 1964) was a major Irish dramatist and memorist. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Juno and the Paycock is a 1930 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a play by Sean OCasey and starring Edward Chapman and Sara Allgood. ...


In 1961, she began starring in the long-running TV sitcom Hazel, based on a popular comic strip about a sassy, wisecracking and domineering, yet lovable housemaid, Hazel Burke. For this role she won two Emmys, in 1962 and 1963, and new stardom with a younger audience. She told the Associated Press in 1963, "I liked playing Hazel the first time I read one of the scripts, and I could see all the possibilities of the character–the comedy would take care of itself. My job was to give her heart. Hazel never bores me. Besides, she's my insurance policy." See also: 1960 in television, other events of 1961, 1962 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1961-62 American network television schedule. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Hazel was television series starring Shirley Booth in the title role from 1961–1966. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... An Emmy Award. ... See also: 1961 in television, other events of 1962, 1963 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1962-63 American network television schedule. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ...


Booth was a distinguished and versatile performer, equally at home acting in theatre, radio, and on the big and small screen. She had a long and prestigious list of stage credits and made numerous appearances in TV movies and programs. She also did voice work for the animated special The Year Without a Santa Claus, playing Mrs. Santa. Her last Broadway appearance was in a revival of Hay Fever (1970). What is Computer Animation? By the help of technological improvements the transfer of traditional two dimensional animation production to computers made many things easy for the animators. ... A special is a television program that is designated by a television network as being particularly noteworthy or unique. ... The Year Without A Santa Claus is a 1974 Rankin/Bass television movie sequel to Santa Claus Is Comin To Town. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


She died after a brief illness at age 94 at her home in North Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod; actress Julie Harris lived nearby and would visit her. She is interred in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... Actress Julie Harris photo taken by Carl Van Vechten 1952 Julie Harris (born Julia Ann Harris on December 2, 1925 in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Montclair is a a township and a Census Designated Place located in Essex County, New Jersey. ...


Shirley Booth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


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Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress.
Booth's enormous success in Come Back, Little Sheba was immediately followed by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951), in which she played the feisty but lovable Aunt Cissy.
Booth was a distinguished and versatile performer, equally at home acting in theatre, radio, and on the big and small screen.
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