Josephine Hull

Josephine Hull
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Josephine Hull
Film: South side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Jan. 3, 1886 in Newtonville, MA
Died March 12, 1957 of cerebral hemorrhage in New York, NY

Actress Josephine Hull had a long and successful Broadway career before moving into films.

Hull, who joined a Boston stock company in 1902 at $6 a week and traveled for several seasons in stock, reached her greatest fame on the stage in the consecutive hits "You Can't Take It With You," "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Harvey."

She brought her stage roles in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Harvey" to the movies. In 1950 she won an Oscar as best supporting actress in "Harvey."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1950 Best Supporting Actress Harvey Win

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