Karin Booth was a popular American actress who starred in several films and TV shows in the 1940s to 1960s. She was known for her roles in The Unfinished Dance, Tobor the Great, and The World Was His Jury. She was also a friend and golfing partner of Mickey Rooney. But how did she die and what was her cause of death?
Early Life and Career
Karin Booth was born as June Francis Hoffman on June 19, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Francis T. and Ebba V. Hoffman. She lived in Portland and Los Angeles, attending John Marshall High School. She began her career as a model and a chorus girl in 1939 and was signed under contract to Paramount Pictures in 1941 under the name Katharine Booth. She was Jewish and often visited the Jewish Home for the Aged in Boyle Heights, California.
She changed her screen name to Karin Booth in 1942 and went on to appear in such feature films as The Unfinished Dance (1947), Big City (1948), The Cariboo Trail (1950), Tobor the Great (1955), and The World Was His Jury (1958). She also appeared on television in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason, M Squad, The Lineup, and This Is The Life. She was considered a Joan Crawford look-alike at the start of her career and was often seen courting with Sterling Hayden, John Hodiak, and Mickey Rooney.
Personal Life and Death
In 1948, she married Allan Pinkerton Carlisle, a well-known and prominent sportsman from Palm Beach, Florida, and had two sons, Allan (born November 3, 1950) and Robert (born May 3, 1961). She was expecting a middle child in 1959 but lost the baby unexpectedly while filming Beloved Infidel. She retired in 1964 and lived the rest of her days in the community of Jupiter, Florida.
She died on July 27, 2003, at the age of 87. The cause of her death was not disclosed to the public. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea.
Legacy and Tribute
Karin Booth was a talented and beautiful actress who left a mark on the Hollywood industry. She was admired by her fans and colleagues for her charm and grace. She was also a loving wife and mother who devoted her time to her family. She will be remembered for her contributions to the film and TV world and for her kindness and generosity.