Reta Shaw

Reta Shaw

Highest Rated: 98% Mary Poppins (1964)

Lowest Rated: 44% Picnic (1955)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1912

Birthplace: South Paris, Maine, USA

After establishing herself on the stage, Reta Shaw moved into films and television series, playing matronly characters accentuated by her full figure. Originally from Maine, she made her way to the New York stage in the mid 1940s, appearing in Broadway musicals including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Annie Get Your Gun." Her first screen appearances were for television series in the early '50s, before transferring her theatrical characters to feature parts in the drama "Picnic" and the Doris Day-starring musical comedy "The Pajama Game." She would work mainly in TV afterward, with the exception of a few supporting parts in such popular films as "Pollyanna" and "Mary Poppins." Through the '60s, Shaw showed up in countless comedy series, often repeatedly, working with such legends as Lucille Ball, Dick Van Dyke, and Red Skelton. Her most high-profile role came as the housekeeper in "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir," the sitcom about a family haunted by the spirit of a 19th-century ship captain. After that show ran its two seasons, Shaw continued to appear in guest spots on other series, though she finished her career in a supporting part as a teacher in the supernatural drama "Escape to Witch Mountain."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 59% Escape to Witch Mountain Mrs. Grindley (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped Miss Markin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed? Mrs. Guzmando (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 40% Murder Once Removed Nurse Regis (Character) - 1971
67% 75% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 71% That Funny Feeling Woman at Phone Booth (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 49% Marriage on the Rocks Saleslady at Saks (uncredited) (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 33% A Global Affair Nurse Argyle (Character) - 1964
98% 86% Mary Poppins Mrs. Brill (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Bachelor in Paradise Mrs. Brown (Character) - 1961
86% 79% Pollyanna Tillie Lagerlof (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Flyer Nurse Kennedy (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 70% All Mine to Give Mrs. Runyon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Afraid Nurse Willis (Character) - 1957
44% 54% Picnic Irma Kronkite (Character) $24K 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Mrs. Grindley (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Mrs. McCarthy (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Princess (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Claire Frost (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972-1973 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Aunt Hagatha (Guest Star) 1972 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and the Chimp Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Character) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Colonel Abigail Finch (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Myrtle (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Rooftop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966 1962
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Aunt Clara Simms (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Dawn McCracken (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Eleanora Poultice (Guest Star) 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Elsa (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Mrs. Ardmore (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ann Sothern Show Flora McCauley (Character) 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956

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