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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 »

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Executive Suite Mary Blemond Walling
(1954)
(1948)
Good News Connie Lane
(1947)
(1949)

Filmography

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 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
Lady in Hotel (uncredited)
 2000 A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
Joey's Grandma
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Shelly Knox
- Who Killed the Toy Maker? (1995) ... Shelly Knox
 1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
 1989 Wilfrid's Special Christmas (TV Movie)
Miss Nancy
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
Martha Stewart
- Little Wolf (1986) ... Martha Stewart
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Neva
- Hearing Is Believing (1986) ... Neva
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Bessie
- Steer Crazy (1985) ... Bessie
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Katie Simmons
- Hit, Run and Homicide (1984) ... Katie Simmons
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Elizabeth Tisdale
- Always, Elizabeth (1984) ... Elizabeth Tisdale
 1978-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Shirley Walsh / Audrey Wilder
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Margaret Wells
- The Last Time I Saw Michael (1982) ... Margaret Wells
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
Dorothea Powell
 1980 House Calls (TV Series)
Florence Alexander
- I'll Be Suing You (1980) ... Florence Alexander
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Dr. Kate Lowell
- Brain Child (1979) ... Dr. Kate Lowell
 1978 Blackout
Mrs. Grant
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Loretta Ochs
- High Roller (1978) ... Loretta Ochs
 1978 Three on a Date (TV Movie)
Marge Emery
 1977 Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie)
Olga
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Dr. Trampler
- Eden's Gate (1977) ... Dr. Trampler
 1973 Letters from Three Lovers (TV Movie)
Monica
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Mrs. Watkins
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Mrs. Ruth Desmond
- Witness Within (1972) ... Mrs. Ruth Desmond
 1971 See the Man Run (TV Movie)
Helene Spencer
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Joanne Robins
- High on a Rainbow (1968) ... Joanne Robins
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jean Samson
- Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) ... Jean Samson
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Rosalind Cramer / Jeri Brenr / Julie Stevens
- The Third Side of a Coin (1963) ... Rosalind Cramer
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Jeri Brenr
- A Time to Die (1962) ... Julie Stevens
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Stella
- Cry Hope! Cry Hate! (1960) ... Stella
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Sister Mary Ann / Nancy Evans / Vivian Wadron / ...
- Sister Mary Slugger (1960) ... Sister Mary Ann
- So Dim the Light (1960) ... Nancy Evans
- Child Lost (1959) ... Vivian Wadron
- Ruth and Naomi (1959) ... Ruth
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Christina Beasley
 1957 My Man Godfrey
Irene Bullock
 1957 Interlude
Helen Banning
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Kay Ashley Hilliard
 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 Words and Music
June Allyson
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Constance
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Martha Terryton
 1947 Good News
Connie Lane
 1947 High Barbaree
Nancy Frazer
 1946 The Secret Heart
Penny Addams
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
 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
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Patsy Deyo
 1943 Girl Crazy
Specialty
 1943 Thousands Cheer
June Allyson
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Ethel
 1940 All Girl Revue (Short)
Mayor
 1939 Rollin' in Rhythm (Short)
Band Vocalist
 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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Other Works:

Higher and Higher (1940). Comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Material by Gladys Hurlbut and Joshua Logan (who also directed). Based on an idea by Irving Pincus. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Shubert Theatre: 4 Apr 1940- 15 Jun 1940 (84 performances). Cast: June Allyson (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

June Allison

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[assessing her appeal as a performer] I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don't sing like Judy Garland. I don't dance like Cyd Charisse. But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they'd take me home to meet Mom. See more »

Trivia:

Separated from Powell once when she fell in love with actor Alan Ladd during filming of The McConnell Story (1955). Ladd was also married at the time. See more »

Trademark:

Her husky speaking and singing voice

Nickname:

Junie

Star Sign:

Libra

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