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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 »

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(age 88) in Ojai, California, USA

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The DuPont Show with June Allyson
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Herself - Hostess / Ann Lawson / Anne Lawrence / Betty Allen / Carol Evans / Eleanor Baldwin / Elsa Wilson / Janet / Janet Ramsey / Joanna Burnham / Louise Robertson / Nancy Evans / Ruth / Ruth Taylor / Sharon Foster / Sister Mary Ann / Stephanie Cate / Vivian Wadron
(1959-1961)
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
(1994)
Till the Clouds Roll By
Till the Clouds Roll By June Allyson / Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
(1946)
Little Women
(1949)

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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
 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 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
 1949 Little Women
Jo
 1946 The Secret Heart
Penny Addams
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
June Allyson / Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
 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
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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1 Print Biography | 11 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:

MGM was my mother and father, mentor and guide, my all-powerful and benevolent crutch. When I left them, it was like walking into space. See more »

Trivia:

From 1963 to 1975, she had a long term, ill-fated romance with writer/director Dirk Wayne Summers, often announcing to the press that the couple would be married soon. She and Summers were the lead item in Walter Winchell's then influential column more than a few times. They often traveled together through Europe. Although Summers apparently loved her and their life together, he refused her many ... See more »

Trademark:

Her husky speaking and singing voice

Nickname:

Junie

Star Sign:

Libra

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