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Hazel Shermet (1 August 1920 – 27 October 2016) was an American actress, comedian, and singer. Her decades-long career spanned radio, television, film and theater, including Broadway. In addition to her live action-roles, Shermet also enjoyed a lengthy career as a voice-over and voice actor. She provided the voice of Henrietta Hippo for the entire 196-episode run of the syndicated children's show New Zoo Revue from 1972 until 1977.

Hazel Shermet also appeared in more than a hundred television commercials, including ads for Borox, Charmin, Head & Shoulders, and Hunt's Tomato Paste. At one point in her career, Shermet appeared in seven national television commercials airing simultaneously across the United States, which earned her a cover photo from The Commercial Actor Magazine as the publication's "actress of the month."


Hazel played Cousin Melancholia in the original TV show.