Shirley Booth

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Booth as live-in maid Hazel in the 1960s

Shirley Booth (August 30, 1893 – October 16, 1980) was an American actress. She was born Marjory Ford in Brooklyn, New York. Her long career on Broadway started in 1920. She won three Tony Awards. She starred in both the stage and movie versions of Come Back, Little Sheba and won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. She played live-in maid Hazel in the 1960s sitcom television series Hazel. She won two Emmy Awards for her performance as Hazel and was nominated for a third.

Booth was twice married (Ed Gardner, William H. Baker) and had no children. She died at North Chatham, Massachusetts, and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, New Jersey.

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