Mon, 10/31/2016

Remembering Hazel Shermet

Hazel Shermet

We’re sad to learn that actress Hazel Shermet has passed away at the age of 96. She began her acting career on stage and in radio, appearing as “Miss Duffy” on Duffy’s Tavern, where she met her husband, the late writer Larry Rhine. In the 1940s she appeared on television shows including The Morey Amsterdam Show and hosted her own television program, Songs You’ve Never Heard Before. She was a regular on Blondie and New Zoo Revue, and had guest appearances on many shows including Mister Ed, The Addams Family, and That Girl. Shermet also had a long and successful career in both commercials and films, including “A Star Is Born” and “Gypsy.”

Below are some selections from her 2000 interview:

On her greatest career achivement:

On auditioning for New Zoo Revue:

On how she would like to be remembered:

Watch Hazel Shermet's full Archive interview and read her obituary in The Hollywood Reporter.