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Date of Birth 6 November 1903St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 10 March 1984Burbank, California, USA  (Parkinson's Disease)
Birth NameGisela Valaria Goetten
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

June Marlowe was born on November 6, 1903 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA as Gisela Valaria Goetten. She was an actress, known for Pardon Us (1931), Clash of the Wolves (1925) and Find Your Man (1924). She was married to Rodney Sprigg. She died on March 10, 1984 in Burbank, California, USA.

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Rodney Sprigg (2 July 1933 - 2 August 1982) (his death)

Trivia (6)

She was born Gisela Goetten, the oldest of five siblings. She, Armor E. Goetten, Louis Marlowe, Alona Marlowe and her brother Gerald had careers in the film industry.
Was one of thirteen Wampas Baby Stars of 1925.
She was a natural brunette, but producer Hal Roach suggested she wear a blonde wig when she started working in the "Our Gang" shorts to match Jackie Cooper's blonde hair.
Best known for her role as Miss Crabtree, the kids' pretty teacher, in the "Our Gang" comedies. She didn't audition for the role; in 1930 series director Robert F. McGowan noticed her in a department store and, struck by her shyness and fresh-faced beauty, asked her if she'd be interested in a job in the movies--not knowing that she was, in fact, an actress and had been appearing in films for the past seven years.
Her family moved to Los Angeles from Minnesota in 1920. While attending Hollywood High she was discovered performing in a school play by the director Malcolm St. Clair, who found her an agent and subsequently arranged for her movie debut in Fighting Blood (1923). She later joined Warner Brothers under contract in 1926.
In her later years, she authored two children's books, "Beezy" and "Furry". She was unable to continue writing due to the onset of Parkinson's Disease.

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