Josephine Hull

Movie Actress

Josephine Hull was born in Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States on January 3rd, 1877 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 80, Josephine Hull biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1877
United States
Place of Birth
Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date
Mar 12, 1957 (age 80)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Theater Director
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Josephine Hull Life

Marie Josephine Hull (née Sherwood; January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays.

She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her better known roles to film.

She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Harvey (1950), a role she originally played on the Broadway stage.

She was sometimes credited as Josephine Sherwood.


Josephine Hull Career


Hull's first appearance in stock came in 1905, and after many years as a chorus girl and touring stock player, she married actor Shelley Hull (the elder brother of actor Henry Hull) in 1910. The actress played herself as a young woman after her husband's death as a young man, and she returned to acting in 1923 with the name Josephine Hull. There were no children in the household.

In 1926, she was in George Kelly's Pulitzer-winning Craig's Wife, her first big stage appearance in the country's first major stage competition. In Daisy Mayme, Kelly's upcoming play, she wrote a particularly memorable role for her. She remained active in the 1920s in the New York theater. Hull appeared in three Broadway hits in the 1930s and 1940s as a batty matriarch in You Can't Take It With You (1936), as a homicidal old lady in Arsenic and Old Lace (1941) and in Harvey (1944). The actors all had long runs and took up ten years of Hull's career. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1954–55), Broadway's last Broadway performance, was later turned into a film version with Judy Holliday playing the role.

Hull made only seven films, beginning in 1927 with a small appearance in the Clara Bow feature Get Your Man and then The Bishop's Candlesticks in 1929. After Tomorrow (recreating her stage role) and Careless Lady were next, two 1932 Fox films were released.

In 1938, she was still onstage with the show, so she missed out on recreating her You Can't Take It With You role. Rather, Spring Byington appeared in the film version.

cumentation of Aunt Abby, who appeared alongside Jean Adair as Aunt Martha, in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) starring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane, Hull played Aunt Abby.

Hull appeared in Harvey (1950), for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hull's appearance was praised by Variety: "The slightly balmy aunt (actually playing "Elwood's") who wishes to have Elwood committed is a huge part of the film, "socking the comedy for every bit ofstallation."

Hull made only one more film, The Lady from Texas (1951), and she appeared in Arsenic and Old Lace's CBS-TV version in 1949, as her sister Ruth McDevitt, an actress who frequently replaced Hull in her Broadway roles.