Josephine Hull (Mary Josephine Sherwood)

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Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA
Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College, much to the dismay of her parents and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the stage for three years and never re-married, but resumed her theatrical career with renewed vigour from 1923. Short and dumpy of built and with a brittle delivery, Josephine had an undeniable presence and exquisite timing. Read more...