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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:

Veta Louise Simmons: Judge Gaffney, is that all those doctors do in places like that - think about sex?
Judge Gaffney: I don't know.
Veta Louise Simmons: Because if it is they ought to be ashamed of themselves. It's all in their heads anyway. Why don't they get out and take long walks in the fresh air?


Veta Louise Simmons: As I was going down to the taxi cab to get Elwood's things, this awful man stepped out. He was a white slaver, I know he was. He was wearing one of those white suits, that's how they advertise.


Veta Louise Simmons: Myrtle Mae, you have a lot to learn, and I hope you never learn it.


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Josephine Hull Facts
Graduate of Radcliffe College (1899).

Has had a successful 50 year career on Broadway before bringing her roles in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Harvey" from the stage to the screen.

Sister-in-law of actor Henry Hull.

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