Booth, Edwina (1904–1991)

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Booth, Edwina (1904–1991)

American actress. Born Josephine Constance Woodruff, Sept 13, 1904, in Provo, Utah; died May 18, 1991, in Los Angeles, California; m. Rienold Fehlberg (died 1983).

Had small parts in early films, including Manhattan Cocktail and Our Modern Maidens; came to prominence as the white goddess in Trader Horn (1931) and made 2 more serials (1932); came down with an infection from shooting Trader Horn in Africa and was bedridden for nearly 5 years, causing rampant speculation that she had died of the illness, rumored to be jungle fever.