Reta Shaw

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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1912

Filmography

Actor (24)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 (Movie)

Mrs Grindley (Actor)

Oh! Baby, Baby, Baby... 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Holme 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

American Bar Singer (Actor)

The Cara Williams Show 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 1965 (Movie)

Mrs Maxwell (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Saleslady at Saks (Actor)

That Funny Feeling 1964 (Movie)

Woman at Phone Booth (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

Nurse Argyle (Actor)

The Ann Sothern Show 1958 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Bachelor in Paradise 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Brown (Actor)

Sanctuary 1961 (Movie)

Miss Reba (Actor)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Tillie Lagerlof (Actor)

The Betty White Show 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady Takes a Flyer 1958 (Movie)

Nurse Kennedy (Actor)

All Mine to Give 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Runyon (Actor)

The Pajama Game 1957 (Movie)

Mabel (Actor)

Picnic 1956 (Movie)

Linda Sue Breckenridge (Actor)

Murder Once Removed (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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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