Connie Booth

TV Actress

Connie Booth was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on January 31st, 1944 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 80, Connie Booth biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Constance Booth
Date of Birth
January 31, 1944
United States
Place of Birth
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
80 years old
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$2 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Psychotherapist, Screenwriter, Television Actor
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John Cleese, ​ ​(m. 1968; div. 1978)​, John Lahr ​(m. 2000)​
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Connie Booth Life

Connie Booth (born 1939/40, 1941, or 1944) is an American-born writer, actress, comedian, and psychotherapist based in the United Kingdom.

She has appeared in many British television shows and films, including her appearance on BBC2's Fawlty Towers, which she co-wrote with her then-husband John Cleese. Before she agreed to work on a documentary about the series for the digital channel Gold in 2009, Booth refused to talk about Fawlty Towers for 30 years.

Early life

On December 2, 1940, Booth was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her father was a Wall Street stockbroker and her mother was an actress. The family later moved to New York State. Booth performed as an understudy and waitress on Broadway. She met John Cleese while he was in New York City; they married on February 20, 1968.

Personal life

Cynthia Booth and Cleese's daughter appeared alongside her father in the films A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures in 1971. In 1978, Booth and Cleese divorced. Booth wrote the scripts for and co-starred in both Fawlty Towers, but the two were actually divorced before the second series was finished and broadcast. Cynthia Booth married screenwriter Ed Solomon in 1995.

In 2000, Booth married John Lahr, a writer and former New Yorker senior drama critic. They live in north London.


Connie Booth Career

Acting career

Booth landed roles in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–74) and in the Python films And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) and Monty Python's The Holy Grail (1975) as a woman accused of being a witch). She appeared in How to Irritate People (1968), a pre-Monty Python film starring Cleese and other potential Monty Python actors; and The Strange Case of Civilization (1974), Cleese's Sherlock Holmes spoof (1977) as Mrs. Hudson.

Booth and Cleese co-wrote and co-starred in Fawlty Towers (1975 to 1979), in which she appeared as waitress and chambermaid Polly. Before she agreed to work on a documentary about the series for the digital channel Gold in 2009, Booth refused to talk about it for thirty years.

In a dramatization of Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers (1995), Booth appeared in various roles on British television, including Sophie in Dickens of London (1976), Mr. Errol in a BBC adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) and Miss March (1995). She appeared in The Story of Ruth (1981), in which she appeared as the schizophrenic daughter of an abusive father for whom she received critical acclaim. In 1994, she appeared in "The Culex Experiment," an episode of the children's science fiction television series "The Tomorrow People."

Booth also performed in ten productions from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, most in the London Theatre, including appearing with Sir John Mills in the 1983-1984 West End production of Little Lies at Wyndham's Theatre.

Psychotherapy career

Booth began acting in 1995. She began working as a psychotherapist after studying at London University for five years, and was formally affiliated with the British Psychoanalytic Council.


Fawlty Towers The Play Review: Shamelessly recycled it may be, but this is a fine reproduction of a vintage antique... it's as if time stood still, writes PATRICK MARMION, May 16, 2024
Shamelessly recycled, fifty-year-old comic material it may be. But as shamelessly recycled 50-year-old comic material goes, John Cleese and Connie Booth's stage replica of their classic TV comedy, Fawlty Towers, is still very good fun. It's such a high-quality copy of the 1975 original that if you look closely, you might even find it says 'Made In China ' on the bottom. Fawlty Towers purists will be relieved to learn there is nothing new to see here. Instead, this is a tightly wrought highlights package, distilling the fire drill fiasco, the wall-mounted moose debacle, and the fateful fiver secretly bet on the horse Dragonfly.

The real-life couple who inspired Fawlty Towers: How guesthouse owners Donald Sinclair and his wife were behind the creation of Basil and Sybil Fawlty... and the other hotel staff who inspired waiter Manuel and long-suffering maid Polly, May 3, 2024
From impersonating a goose-stepping Nazi in front of German guests, to thrashing his red Austin car after it failed to start, Basil Fawlty was the most gloriously haphazard of hotel owners. The star of hit sitcom Fawlty Towers might have seemed like yet another hilarious creation from the mind of John Cleese (right as Basil with Prunella Scales as Sybil). But the character was - as Cleese has previously spoken about - in fact almost entirely based on Donald Sinclair, the owner of the ramshackle Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay in the 1970s. Cleese was inspired to create Fawlty Towers after he and the other Monty Python stars stayed there in 1970 and discovered the 'wonderfully rude' owner and his wife Beatrice (left) - who Basil's wife Sybil was later based on. Fawlty Towers is now back after half a century in the form of a West End play, in which Adam Jackson-Smith portrays Basil. Fellow Python Graham Chapman described Sinclair - who appeared to despise his guests - as 'completely round the twist, off his chump, out of his tree.' Other staff at the Gleneagles - which has now closed - inspired more of the show's characters. Spanish waiter Pepe became Manuel (inset bottom) - who was portrayed by Andrew Sachs - and German-Swiss housekeeper Jetty was the basis for Polly (top inset), depicted by Cleese's then wife Connie Booth.

Eighties heart-throb Paul Nicholas looks unrecognisable as the Major and Adam Jackson-Smith is seen as Basil as first pictures of Fawlty Towers reboot are revealed, May 2, 2024
His curly blonde locks and chiselled jawline won him heartthrob status in the 80s during his time on Just Good Friends. But now more than 40 years later Paul Nicholas is playing a very different role as the bumbling old Major in John Cleese 's stage adaptation of his BBC hit show Fawlty Towers. The 79-year-old said: 'Well, I'm at that stage in my life where Peter Pan is no longer an option. 'I'm at the age where these kinds of roles come up - I played Colonel Pickering recently and that's not dissimilar.' His comments come as John Cleese revealed it took twenty minutes for him and his then-wife, Connie Booth, to come up with the concept for Fawlty Towers.