Billy Booth (actor)

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Billy Booth
Billy Booth 1964.jpg
Born William Allen Booth
(1949-11-07)November 7, 1949
Died December 31, 2006(2006-12-31) (aged 57)
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Cause of death Liver complications
Occupation Child actor; lawyer

William Allen "Billy" Booth (November 7, 1949 – December 31, 2006)[1] was an American child actor, perhaps best known for his role as Dennis Mitchell's best friend Tommy Anderson on the CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace, based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. He also made guest appearances on The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, Lawman,[2] The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and The Andy Griffith Show. He also provided the voice for Wentworth in the 1962 Merrie Melodies episode Honey's Money.

Booth graduated from Crescenta High School in 1967. He became a lawyer, and he taught business law at both Cuesta College and Cal Poly, both located in San Luis, Obispo County, California. He divorced his wife Kathern. He practiced law in Morro Bay, California.[citation needed]

Booth died on December 31, 2006[3][4] of liver complications at the age of fifty-seven. He is survived by his son, Devon Alexander Booth, his sister, Bonnie Booth Campbell, and his mother. He was cremated.



  1. ^ Social Security Death Interactive Search
  2. ^ Episode was "The Prodigal Mother" with Catherine McLeod, 17-dec-1961 Dish Network Westerns Channel
  3. ^ The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club
  4. ^ [1] Scarlet Street Forums

Further reading[edit]

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 24.

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