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 Reta Shaw

Reta Shaw

Birth
South Paris, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 8 Jan 1982 (aged 69)
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Columbarium of Remembrance, niche 60402
Memorial ID 4050 · View Source
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Actress. Born in South Paris, Maine, the daughter of a New England orchestra leader. Educated in the arts, Shaw debuted in the play, ‘It Takes Two’, a 1946 dud. She went on to character roles in such Broadway musicals as ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. She created the part of ‘Mabel’ when the musical 'The Pajama Game' opened on Broadway in 1954, a role she reprised in the film version. Shaw was one of the few members of the original Broadway cast of ‘Picnic’ to be invited to appear in the 1956 film version. She appeared in numerous supporting film roles throughout her career including perhaps most noticeably in ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Pollyanna’, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’, and ‘The Ghost and Mr Chicken’. She also appeared in scores of televisions series including as Martha the housekeeper in the 1968-1970 series ‘The Ghost & Mrs. Muir’. Her last film was ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ in 1975. She died in Encino, California at the age of 69.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4050
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reta Shaw (13 Sep 1912–8 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4050, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .