Cast of ‘Hazel’

Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 12, 2012

What happened to the stars of the 1960s TV series Hazel?

—Mary Garza, Rosenberg, Texas

Oscar-winner Shirley Booth, who starred as the sassy live-in maid created by artist Ted Key in his Saturday Evening Post cartoon panel series from 1943 to 1969, died in 1992 after a brief illness at age 94. Don DeFore, who played Hazel's employer, George Baxter, died in 1993 of a heart attack at age 80. Whitney Blake (Mrs. Baxter) died in 2002 of cancer at 76. Bobby Buntrock, who played the Baxters' son, Harold, died in a car accident in 1974 at 21. The second season of Hazel will be released Feb. 21 on DVD.