Biography

Reta Shaw is best known to television audiences as Hope Lange's housekeeper in the TV series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968). Disney fans will remember her as one of the singing domestics in the Oscar-winning masterpiece Mary Poppins (1964). While she never achieved stardom as a leading lady, she earned her place as a solid supporting player in a variety of popular, much-loved cinematic classics. She created the comic part of Mabel when the musical "The Pajama Game" opened on Broadway in 1954, a role she repeated in the film version.

Date of Birth 13 September 1912,, South Paris, Maine

Date of Death 8 January 1982, Encino, California  (emphysema)

Reta Shaw is best known to television audiences as Hope Lange's housekeeper in the TV series The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968). Disney fans will remember her as one of the singing domestics in the Oscar-winning masterpiece Mary Poppins (1964). While she never achieved stardom as a leading lady, she earned her place as a solid supporting player in a variety of popular, much-loved cinematic classics. She created the comic part of Mabel when the musical "The Pajama Game" opened on Broadway in 1954, a role she repeated in the film version.

Date of Birth 13 September 1912,, South Paris, Maine

Date of Death 8 January 1982, Encino, California  (emphysema)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1912-09-13

Day of Death 1982-01-08

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 Escape to Witch Mountain as Mrs. Grindley
1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? as Mrs. Guzmando
1972 Emergency! (1 episode)
1971 Murder Once Removed
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (50 episodes)
1968 Here's Lucy (3 episodes)
1966 The Monkees (1 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1966 Love on a Rooftop (1 episode)
1966 Made in Paris as American Bar Singer
1966 The Ghost & Mr. Chicken as Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
1965 The Loved One as Manager of The Zomba Cafe
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1965 Lost in Space (1 episode) as Aunt Clara Simms
1965 That Funny Feeling as Woman at Phone Booth
1964 Bewitched (4 episodes)
1964 Mary Poppins as Mrs. Brill
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Patty Duke Show (1 episode)
1963 Vacation Playhouse (2 episodes)
1962 The Lucy Show (2 episodes)
1961 Bachelor in Paradise as Mrs. Brown
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode)
1961 Sanctuary as Miss Reba
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (2 episodes)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (1 episode)
1960 The Tab Hunter Show (32 episodes) as Thelma
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 Pollyanna as Tillie Lagerlof
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (2 episodes)
1959 Meet Me in St. Louis as Katey - Maid
1958 The Ann Sothern Show (93 episodes)
1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer as Nurse Kennedy
1957 Annie Get Your Gun as Dolly Tate
1957 All Mine to Give as Mrs. Runyon
1957 The Real McCoys (1 episode)
1957 The Pajama Game as Mabel
1955 Picnic as Irma Henderson
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 December Bride (1 episode)

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