Former model and chorus girl Katherine Hoffman was signed by Paramount in 1941, where she was billed as Katherine Booth. Moving to MGM in 1942, she changed her screen name to Karin Booth and was given the standard studio "star" build-up. After acquitting herself nicely in MGM's The Unfinished Dance (1947) and The Big City (1948), Karin was dropped by the studio for reasons that remain unclear. Karin Booth continued working in films into the 1950s, usually in such lower-berth programmers as The Cariboo Trail (1950), Tobor the Great (1955) and The World Was His Jury (1958); she retired in 1959.
by Hal Erickson biography