Shirley Booth



  • Birth Name: Thelma Marjorie Ford
  • Date of Birth: 30 August 1898
  • Place Of Birth:  New York City, New York, USA
  • Height: 5' 1½" (1.56 m)


Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was a smart-mouthed cashier on radio’s “Duffy’s Tavern”, the sassy maid on TV’s Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through her sitcom, it might be hard to believe she was a seasoned theatrical veteran, having appeared on Broadway from 1925-70. She was highly regarded as a stage actress and ranks as one of the premiere talents of the 20th-century theatre.