Karin Booth


Karin Booth (June 19, 1916 – July 27, 2003) was an American film and TV actress of the 1940s to 1960s.

She was born June Francis Hoffman on June 19, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Francis T. and Ebba V. Hoffman. She lived in Portland and Los Angeles, attending John Marshall High School. She began her career modeling and being a chorus girl in 1939 and was signed under contract to Paramount Pictures in 1941 under the name Katharine Booth.

After changing her screen name to Karin Booth in 1942, she would go onto appear in such feature films as The Unfinished Dance (1947), Big City (1948), The Cariboo Trail (1950), Tobor the Great (1955) and The World Was His Jury (1958). She also appeared on television in Alfred Hitchcock PresentsPerry MasonM SquadThe Lineup, and This Is The Life. She was considered a Joan Crawford look-alike at the start of her career and was often seen courting with Sterling HaydenJohn Hodiak, and Mickey Rooney.

In 1948, she married Allan Pinkerton Carlisle, a well-known and prominent sportsman from Palm Beach, Florida, and had 2 sons, Allan and Robert.  She retired in 1964 and lived the rest of her days in the community of Jupiter, Florida, where she died on July 27, 2003 and was cremated with her ashes scattered at sea

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