Who played Dolly Levi in the 1958 film version of the play The Matchmaker, on which Hello, Dolly! (1969) is based?

Shirley Booth played Dolly Levi in the 1958 film version of the play The Matchmaker which was later played by Barbra Streisand.

Booth won an Oscar for her performance in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) and went on to become TV’s “Hazel” (NBC, CBS, 1961-66).

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