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Connie Booth is an American-born actor, author, comedian, and psychotherapist

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BirthdayJanuary 31, 1944
NationalityAmerican
FamousPsychotherapist, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Psychophysicists
SpousesJohn Cleese
Known asConstance Booth
Childrens Cynthia Cleese
Universities
  • London University
Birth PlaceIndianapolis
Height168cm
GenderFemale
Sun SignAquarius
Born inIndianapolis
Famous asActress, Psychotherapist

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Who is Connie Booth?

Connie Booth is an American-born actor, author, comedian, and psychotherapist. As an actor, she is best known for playing ‘Polly Sherman’ in ‘BBC2’s ‘Fawlty Towers,’ which she co-wrote with her then-husband, John Cleese. Booth has played various roles on British TV. She has portrayed ‘Sophie’ in ‘Dickens of London’ (1976), ‘Mrs. Errol’ in a ‘BBC’s ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ (1980), ‘Doctor Lucy Connoe’ in ‘The Tomorrow People,’ and ‘Miss March’ in a dramatization of Edith Wharton's ‘The Buccaneers’ (1995). She also appeared in a number of films such as ‘And Now for Something Completely Different’ (1971), ‘Romance with a Double Bass’ (1974), ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (1975), and ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ (1980). She starred in the lead role of ‘Ruth,’ a schizophrenic daughter of an abusive father in the 1981 film ‘The Story of Ruth.’ Some of her other notable films of the 1980s are ‘84 Charing Cross Road’ (1987), ‘High Spirits’ (1988), and ‘Hawks’ (1988). Her last film, ‘Leon the Pig Farmer,’ was released in 1993. Her last appearance was in the TV film ‘The Buccaneers’ in 1995. After ending her acting career, Bonnie studied in London to become a psychotherapist.

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Childhood & Early Life

Connie was born Constance Booth, on January 31, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Booth’s father was a ‘Wall Street’ stockbroker, and her mother was an actor.

Connie belonged to a well-to-do family. The family moved to New York soon after Connie’s birth. As she grew up, Connie worked as a ‘Broadway’ understudy in New York.

She also worked as a server to support herself. During this time, she met her future husband, John Cleese.

Career

Her hard work and dedication eventually paid off when she finally got her big break. In 1968, she played various characters in a TV film called ‘How to Irritate People.’

She played various characters in the British sketch-comedy series ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’ The series ran from 1969 to 1974.

She played her first major role in the TV miniseries ‘Dickens of London’ in 1972. The series featured her as ‘Sophie’ and was based on the life of popular novelist Charles Dickens.

She co-wrote (with John Cleese) and starred in the ‘BBC2’ sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’ in 1975 and 1979. The sitcom consisted of 12 episodes. The series featured her as ‘Polly Sherman.’

It was ranked number one on a list curated by the ‘British Film Institute’ in 2000. John and Connie were married when the first season was aired but had divorced before the second season was recorded.

In 1980, she played ‘Sylvia Bassington-French’ in another TV film, ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans.’

In 1982, she portrayed ‘Helen Trapp’ in the thriller TV film ‘The Deadly Game.’ In 1983, she played ‘Laura Lyons’ in the British TV film ‘The Hounds of Baskerville.’

The film was based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s book of the same name. She continued to appear in TV films such as ‘Past Caring’ (1985) and ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’ (1987).

In 1994, she appeared in an episode of the British children’s science-fiction show ‘The Tomorrow People.’ She played ‘Doctor Lucy Connoe’ in an episode titled ‘The Culex Experiment.’

Her last screen appearance was for ‘The Buccaneers’ in 1995. She played ‘Miss March’ in the series.

As a film actor, she started with the 1971 film ‘And Now for Something Completely Different,’ a sketch-comedy film based on the TV series ‘Monty Phython’s Flying Circus.’

In 1974, she portrayed the role of ‘Princess Costanza’ in the British short comedy ‘Romance with a Double Bass.’ In 1975, she played ‘The Witch’ in the slapstick comedy ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’

In 1977, she played ‘Mrs. Hudson’ and ‘Francine Moriarty’ in ‘The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It,’ a low-budget spoof of the ‘Sherlock-Holmes’ detective series. John Cleese starred as the lead in the film.

In 1980, she played ‘Mrs. Errol’ in the film adaptation of the children’s novel ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy.’ She starred in the lead role in the drama film ‘The Story of Ruth.’ The film featured her as ‘Ruth,’ a schizophrenic daughter of an abusive father. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal.

She also made an appearance in the 1987 film ‘84 Charing Cross Road.’ In 1988, she played ‘Marge’ in the fantasy film ‘High Spirits,’ which starred Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D’Angelo, and Liam Neeson in lead roles.

The same year, she played ‘Nurse Jarvis’ in the British comedy film ‘Hawks.’ She played ‘Caroline Hartley’ in the film ‘American Friends’ (1991).

Her last movie role was that of ‘Yvonne Chadwick’ in the 1993 comedy film ‘Neon the Pig Farmer.’

Other Major Works

Booth quit the film industry in 1995 to begin a career as a psychotherapist. She studied for five years at the ‘London University’ and started working as a psychotherapist in London after registering with the ‘British Psychoanalytic Council.’

She is also a writer.

Personal Life

Booth and Cleese got married on February 20, 1968. In 1971, they had a daughter, Cynthia.

The couple divorced in 1978. However, Booth and Cleese continued to be good friends after their divorce and even co-wrote the script of the second season of ‘Fawlty Towers.’

Their daughter, Cynthia, made appearances in films such as ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ (1988) and ‘Fierce Creatures’ (1997). Cynthia married screenwriter Ed Solomon in 1992.

Booth married John Lahr in 2000. John is an author and a former senior drama critic of ‘The New Yorker.’

She currently lives in north London with John.

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Connie Booth biography timelines

  • // 31st Jan 1944
    Connie was born Constance Booth, on January 31, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Booth’s father was a ‘Wall Street’ stockbroker, and her mother was an actor.
  • // 1968
    Her hard work and dedication eventually paid off when she finally got her big break. In 1968, she played various characters in a TV film called ‘How to Irritate People.’
  • // 20th Feb 1968
    Booth and Cleese got married on February 20, 1968. In 1971, they had a daughter, Cynthia.
  • // 1969
    She played various characters in the British sketch-comedy series ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus.’ The series ran from 1969 to 1974.
  • // 1972
    She played her first major role in the TV miniseries ‘Dickens of London’ in 1972. The series featured her as ‘Sophie’ and was based on the life of popular novelist Charles Dickens.
  • // 1974
    In 1974, she portrayed the role of ‘Princess Costanza’ in the British short comedy ‘Romance with a Double Bass.’ In 1975, she played ‘The Witch’ in the slapstick comedy ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’
  • // 1975
    She co-wrote (with John Cleese) and starred in the ‘BBC2’ sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’ in 1975 and 1979. The sitcom consisted of 12 episodes. The series featured her as ‘Polly Sherman.’
  • // 1977
    In 1977, she played ‘Mrs. Hudson’ and ‘Francine Moriarty’ in ‘The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It,’ a low-budget spoof of the ‘Sherlock-Holmes’ detective series. John Cleese starred as the lead in the film.
  • // 1978
    The couple divorced in 1978. However, Booth and Cleese continued to be good friends after their divorce and even co-wrote the script of the second season of ‘Fawlty Towers.’
  • // 1980
    In 1980, she played ‘Sylvia Bassington-French’ in another TV film, ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans.’
  • // 1980
    In 1980, she played ‘Mrs. Errol’ in the film adaptation of the children’s novel ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy.’ She starred in the lead role in the drama film ‘The Story of Ruth.’ The film featured her as ‘Ruth,’ a schizophrenic daughter of an abusive father. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, she portrayed ‘Helen Trapp’ in the thriller TV film ‘The Deadly Game.’ In 1983, she played ‘Laura Lyons’ in the British TV film ‘The Hounds of Baskerville.’
  • // 1987
    She also made an appearance in the 1987 film ‘84 Charing Cross Road.’ In 1988, she played ‘Marge’ in the fantasy film ‘High Spirits,’ which starred Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D’Angelo, and Liam Neeson in lead roles.
  • // 1993
    Her last movie role was that of ‘Yvonne Chadwick’ in the 1993 comedy film ‘Neon the Pig Farmer.’
  • // 1994
    In 1994, she appeared in an episode of the British children’s science-fiction show ‘The Tomorrow People.’ She played ‘Doctor Lucy Connoe’ in an episode titled ‘The Culex Experiment.’
  • // 1995
    Booth quit the film industry in 1995 to begin a career as a psychotherapist. She studied for five years at the ‘London University’ and started working as a psychotherapist in London after registering with the ‘British Psychoanalytic Council.’
  • // 2000
    It was ranked number one on a list curated by the ‘British Film Institute’ in 2000. John and Connie were married when the first season was aired but had divorced before the second season was recorded.
  • // 2000
    Booth married John Lahr in 2000. John is an author and a former senior drama critic of ‘The New Yorker.’

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Connie Booth's FAQ

  • What is Connie Booth birthday?

    Connie Booth was born at 1944-01-31

  • Where is Connie Booth's birth place?

    Connie Booth was born in Indianapolis

  • What is Connie Booth nationalities?

    Connie Booth's nationalities is American

  • Who is Connie Booth spouses?

    Connie Booth's spouses is John Cleese

  • Who is Connie Booth childrens?

    Connie Booth's childrens is Cynthia Cleese

  • What was Connie Booth universities?

    Connie Booth studied at London University

  • How tall is Connie Booth?

    Connie Booth's height is 168

  • What is Connie Booth's sun sign?

    Connie Booth is Aquarius

  • How famous is Connie Booth?

    Connie Booth is famouse as Actress, Psychotherapist