Born Thelma Booth Ford, August 20, 1898 (one source says 1899), in New York,NY; died October 16, 1992, in North Chatham, MA. Actress. An award-winning actress of stage, screen, and television, Booth was recognized for her hard work and versatility. Early in her career, Booth performed in more than six hundred stock productions. In 1925, she made her Broadway debut in Hell's Bells, and she eventually appeared in some forty Broadway plays, including The Philadelphia Story, The Time of the Cuckoo, and By the BeautifulSea. Booth received an Antoinette Perry Award for her role as an alcoholic's wife in the 1950 play Come Back, Little Sheba, and she received anAcademy Award for the same role in the 1952 film version. Booth may be bestremembered for her portrayal of the exuberant maid on the television series Hazel, for which she won two Emmys. Her other television credits include A Touch of Grace and The Glass Menagerie.