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Josephine Hull Overview:

Actress, Josephine Hull, was born Mary Josephine Sherwood on Jan 3, 1877 in Newtonville, MA. Hull died at the age of 80 on Mar 12, 1957 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Newton Cemetery and Crematory in Newton, Middlesex County, MA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Josephine Hull was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Harvey (as Veta Louise Simmons) in 1950.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best Supporting ActressHarvey (1950)Veta Louise SimmonsWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Aurora on Apr 15, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

Josephine Sherwood decided to study drama at Radcliffe College because she couldn’t fight the urge to perform. ?The Newtonville, Massachusetts native began?her journey to become one of the greats of the American theater in a stock company in Boston. ?Hers was not the built of a glamour queen, ... Read full article


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Josephine Hull Quotes:

Abby Brewster: [to Mortimer about the body in the window seat] Who can that be?


Wilson: Hello, sweetheart. Well, well. Those for me?
Veta Louise Simmons: [Picking flowers] For you? I should say not. They're for my brother, Elwood. He's devoted to ranunculur.
Wilson: Sure. Well, wouldn't you like to come inside and pick some off the wallpaper.
Veta Louise Simmons: Well - no thank you, these will do nicely. Good day.


Veta Louise Simmons: Oh, Myrtle, don't be didactic. It's not becoming in a young girl. Besides, men loathe it.


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Aunt of producer Shelley Hull.

Sister-in-law of actor Henry Hull.

Is interred with her husband in the Newton Cemetery, Newtonville, MA.

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