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Shirley Booth
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    (August 30, 1898-October 16, 1992)
    Died in North Chatham, Massachusetts
    Birth name was Marjory Ford
    Won the 1952 Oscar for Best Actress (Come Back, Little Sheba)
    Acted in 'Main Street to Broadway (1953),' 'About Mrs. Leslie (1954),' 'The Matchmaker (1958)' and 'Hot Spell (1958)'
    Portrayed Hazel Burke in 'Hazel'
    She was often cast for roles of a smart mouth character.
    She was divorced.
    She has been described as 'dumpy and frumpy.'
    She was known as Thelma Ford Booth before changing her name, selling out to Hollywood again.
    She won the 1952 Oscar for Best Actress 'Come Back, Little Sheba.'
    She began performing in amateur plays at age twelve.
    She was known for her radio performances.
    She won a Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Award, Academy Award, New York Film Critics Award and the Cannes Festival Acting Award.
    She said: 'Acting is a way to overcome your own inhibitions and shyness. The writer creates a strong, confident personality and that's what you become - unfortunately, only for the moment.'

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