Josephine Hull (born January 3, 1877; died March 12, 1957) was an Academy Award winning 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 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Harvey, a role she originally played on the Broadway stage. Hull was born as Josephine Sherwood in Newtonville, Massachusetts to William H. Sherwood and Mary Elizabeth Tewkesbury. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston) and Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hull was born on January 3, 1877, though she later represented herself as having been born later than she was.
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