Booth turned down the chance to return to the screen as Ada Quonsett in Airport, for which Helen Hayes won an Oscar.
Booth was considered for the role of Karen.
Shirley Booth rejected the role of Apple Annie.
Shirley Booth had originated the role of spinster Jane Hudson on stage in the play "The Time of the Cuckoo", and was considered for the film version.
Did you know that Shirley Booth was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)