Connie Booth

Biography

Connie Booth's father was a Wall Street magnate and her mother was an actress. In her early childhood, Connie Booth and family moved from rural Indiana to New Rochelle, New York and from an early stage it was obvious she was destined to a life on the stage. After performing in High School productions she went on to study drama in New York City. By the end of the 1960s, she had met, whilst working as a waitress, and, later, married John Cleese and had appeared in a few films. Connie also featured in a few Monty Python episodes and also appeared in the Python's And Now for Something Completely Different.She made her first appearance on British television in 1968. She appeared regularly in the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus. She also appeared in Monty Python and the Holy Grail as the woman accused of being a witch. She co-wrote and co-starred (as the maid Polly) in the series Fawlty Towers (1975-79) with her then husband John Cleese. Additionally she appeared with Cleese in a short film titled Romance with a Double Bass, adapted by Cleese from a short story by Anton Chekhov. Booth and Cleese were married from 20 February 1968 to 1978 when their marriage ended in divorce. In 1971, Connie Booth gave birth to a daughter, Cynthia Cleese who, seventeen years later, would star alongside her father John in A Fish Called Wanda. Connie Booth subsequently appeared in dramatic roles on British television and her ability to switch back to her American accent proved useful in several roles including Mrs Errol in a BBC adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy and Miss March in a dramatisation of Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers. She ended her acting career in 1995. She refuses to discuss Fawlty Towers with anyone and tends to keep out of the limelight and now practices as a psychotherapist in London. She is now married to John Lahr, the son of Bert Lahr who played the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and lives in London with her husband and family. From Wikipedia

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Known For
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How To Irritate People

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Romance with a Double Bass

Princess Costanza

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans

Sylvia Bassington-ffrench

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Leon The Pig Farmer

Yvonne Chadwick

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Die Falken

Nurse Jarvis

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Violet Morstan

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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python

Various roles (archive footage)

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American Friends

Miss Caroline Hartley

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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It

Mrs. Hudson/Francine Moriarty

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Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Laura Lyons

Starring In
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Leon The Pig Farmer

Yvonne Chadwick

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American Friends

Miss Caroline Hartley

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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python

Various roles (archive footage)

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High Spirits

Marge

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Die Falken

Nurse Jarvis

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84 Charing Cross Road

The Lady from Delaware

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Violet Morstan

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Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Laura Lyons

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans

Sylvia Bassington-ffrench

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Mrs. Errol

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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It

Mrs. Hudson/Francine Moriarty

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Witch

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Romance with a Double Bass

Princess Costanza

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Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different

Best Girl

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How To Irritate People

Various

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