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June Allyson (1917–2006)


American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace. Swimming therapy slowly gave ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 88) in Ojai, California, USA

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2001 A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
Joey's Grandma
 1978 Blackout
Mrs. Grant
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Mrs. Watkins
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Christina Beasley
 1957 Interlude
Helen Banning
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
 1955 The McConnell Story
Pearl 'Butch' Brown
 1955 The Shrike
Ann Downs
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Sally Holland
 1954 Woman's World
Katie Baxter
 1954 Executive Suite
Mary Blemond Walling
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Helen Burger
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Jody Revere
 1953 Battle Circus
Lt. Ruth McGara
 1952 The Girl in White
Dr. Emily Dunning
 1951 Too Young to Kiss
Cynthia Potter
 1950 Right Cross
Pat O'Malley
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Kathleen Maguire
 1949 The Stratton Story
Ethel
 1949 Little Women
Jo
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Martha Terryton
 1947 High Barbaree
Nancy Frazer
 1946 The Secret Heart
Penny Addams
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Jane Witherspoon (segment "Leave It to Jane") / Lou Ellen Carter (segment "Oh, Boy!")
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Martha Canford Chandler
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Mary Hill
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Leslie Odell
 1944 Music for Millions
Barbara Ainsworth
 1944 Meet the People
Annie
 1943 Thousands Cheer
June Allyson
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Ethel
 1940 All Girl Revue (Short)
Mayor
 1939 Rollin' in Rhythm (Short)
 1938 The Knight Is Young (Short)
June
 1938 The Prisoner of Swing (Short)
Princess
 1938 Sing for Sweetie (Short)
Sally Newton
 1937 Dates and Nuts (Short)
Wilma Brown - Herman's Girl
 1937 Dime a Dance (Short)
Harriet
 1937 Ups and Downs (Short)
June Daily
 1937 Pixilated (Short)
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short)
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Stage Play: Sing Out the News. Musical revue. Music by Harold Rome. Lyrics by Harold Rome. Sketches by Charles Friedman (who also directed). Uncredited book doctoring by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Ballet music by Will Irwin. Musical Director: Max Meth. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Ned McGurn, Dave Gould and Charles... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

June Allison

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Joan Crawford] I tried to be a good listener. I decided that was what she wanted all along - not so much a friend as an audience. See more »

Trivia:

Her father, an alcoholic, abandoned the family when she was six months old. See more »

Trademark:

Her husky speaking and singing voice

Nickname:

Junie

Star Sign:

Libra

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