Happy Birthday To New Rochelle’s Constance 'Connie' Booth

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Constance "Connie" Booth turns 70 on Friday.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Constance "Connie" Booth!

Constance "Connie" Booth, who grew up in New Rochelle, turns 70 on Friday.

Booth, a writer, actress, comedian and psychotherapist, best known for appearances on British television, was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Her portrayal of Polly Sherman in the popular 1970s television show "Fawlty Towers," which she co-wrote with her then-husband John Cleese, was well appreciated. She also appeared in a short film titled "Romance with a Double Bass," adapted by Cleese from a short story by Anton Chekhov.

Booth played various roles on British television, including Sophie in "Dickens of London," Mrs. Errol in a BBC adaptation of "Little Lord Fauntleroy," and Miss March in a dramatization of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers." She also starred in the lead role of a drama called "The Story of Ruth" (1981), in which she played the role of the schizophrenic daughter of an abusive father, for which she received critical acclaim.

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