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Josephine Hull, American actress. Recipient Motion Picture Academy award as best supporting actress (role in Harvey), 1951; Hollywood Foreign Corresponding award, 1951; Lambs award for noteworthy achievement in the theatre, 1956. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Hull, Josephine was born on January 3, 1886 in Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Mary (Teksbury) Sherwood.


Graduate Radcliffe College. Studied dramatics with Kate Reignolds.


Joined Castle Square Stock Company, Beloit, toured with companies in What Happened to Jones?, Why Smith Left Home, Way Down East, The Bridge, others. Director Stock company of Jessie Bonstelle, Detroit, 1922, Equity Players, New York City, 1923. Appeared in play Craig’s Wife (winner Pulitzer prize 1926), play and motion picture After Tomorrow.

Played in You Can’t Take it With You (winner Pulitzer prize 1937), Arsenic and Old Lace, 1941, also recreated role in motion picture by Warner Brothers. Comedy player Harvey, 1944-1948 (winner Pulitzer prize 1945). Star The Golden State, 1950, Kin Hubbard, 1951, Whistler’s Grandmother, 1952, Solid Gold Cadillac, 1953-1954.

Television appearance, 1955.


Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Shelley Vaughn Hull (deceased).

William Henry Sherwood

Mary (Teksbury) Sherwood

Shelley Vaughn Hull