Karin Booth

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Karin Booth
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June Francis Hoffman

(1916-06-19)June 19, 1916
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedJuly 27, 2003(2003-07-27) (aged 87)
Years active1939–1964
Spouse(s)Allan Pinkerton Carlisle (1948–2003) (2 sons) (her death)
Children2 [1]

Karin Booth (born June Francis Hoffman, [2] June 19, 1916 – July 27, 2003) was an American film and TV actress of the 1940s to 1960s.


Life and career

She was born June Francis Hoffman on June 19, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Francis T. and Ebba V. Hoffman. [3] She lived in Portland and Los Angeles, attending John Marshall High School. [4] 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. [3] [5]

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 Presents , Perry Mason , M Squad , The 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 Hayden, John Hodiak, and Mickey Rooney. [3]

In 1948, she married Allan Pinkerton Carlisle, a well-known and prominent sportsman from Palm Beach, Florida, and had 2 sons, Allan (born November 3, 1950) and Robert (born May 3, 1961). [3] She was expecting a middle child in 1959 but lost the baby unexpectedly while filming Beloved Infidel . [3] She retired in 1964 and lived the rest of her days in the community of Jupiter, Florida, where she died on July 27, 2003 [3] and was cremated [6] with her ashes scattered at sea.


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