June Haver
American actor
June Haver
June Haver, was an American film actress. She is best remembered as a popular alternative to the musical film stars Betty Grable and Alice Faye in several musicals in the 1940s. Haver's second husband was the actor Fred MacMurray, whom she married after she retired from show business.
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Google News - over 5 years
... Divorciémonos (1951), comedia de Richard Sale con Claudette Colbert; Nido de Amor (1951), un film realizado por Joseph M. Newman con June Haver; Encuentros en la noche (1952), un título de Fritz Lang con Barbara Stanwyck de protagonista principal;
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The Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala Benefits America's Soldiers and Veterans at ... - PR-USA.net (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
... Van Johnson, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Ann-Margaret, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Fred MacMurray, Gene Kelly, June Haver, Busby Berkeley, Shirley MacLaine, Ed Sullivan, Lana Turner, Mary Martin, Harold Lloyd, Robert Preston,
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June Haver, 79, Movie Star In Frothy Wartime Musicals
NYTimes - over 11 years
June Haver, a sunny blond star of 1940's musicals who was once promoted as the next Betty Grable, died on Monday at her home here. She was 79. The cause was respiratory failure, her family said. Ms. Haver once gave up her career briefly to enter a convent, but was later married for years to the actor Fred MacMurray. A role in 20th Century Fox's
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George Montgomery, Dashing Cowboy, Is Dead at 84
NYTimes - about 16 years
George Montgomery, a Westerner to the core, who went from prizefighter to stuntman to cowboy star before turning his energies to sculpture, furniture-making and painting, died on Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 84. The rugged, soft-spoken actor was also well known as half of one of Hollywood's most visible couples in the 1940's
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NYTimes - about 17 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on Page 12. Now Playing * ''AMERICAN BEAUTY,'' starring Kevin Spacey,
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COVER STORY; Behold a New Age (if the Power Stays On)
NYTimes - about 17 years
One of the worst New Year's Eves of my life (Cambridge, Mass., 1985) ended without casualties, thanks to a movie on television. After a very nice man and I battled verbally for hours, we settled in to watch ''Three Little Girls in Blue'' -- a now-camp 1946 musical with June Haver, Vera-Ellen and Celeste Holm as fortune-hunting singles -- and made
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Fred MacMurray Is Dead at 83; Versatile Film and Television Star
NYTimes - over 25 years
Fred MacMurray, the personable, unassuming actor who starred in some of the best film comedies of the 1930's and 40's and was later the protagonist in popular Walt Disney fantasies and the television situation comedy "My Three Sons," died yesterday at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 83 years old and lived in Los
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THEATER; By Golly, It's Dolly
NYTimes - over 25 years
O.K., what do the following actresses have in common? Carol Channing, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Bibi Osterwald, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Eve Arden, Thelma Carpenter, Dorothy Lamour and Barbra Streisand. They all played Dolly Gallagher Levi, the world's most celebrated yenta. The absolutely newest
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NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: Some classics, including two imports and lesser-known bargains top the film week on cable. Two Vittorio de Sica imports cited by the New York Film Critics are on Bravo: the raffishly endearing ''Miracle in Milan'' (1951), with its marvelous, skybound fadeout - Tuesday at midnight.; and ''Umberto D'' (1952), a poignant study of an elderly
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NYTimes - about 32 years
He was born in New York City 100 years ago this month, and he grew up in an apartment at 411 East 56th Street, an old row house. When he died 60 years later, President Harry S. Truman said: ''His melodies will live in our voices and warm our hearts for many years to come, for they are the kind of simple, honest songs that belong to no time or
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NYTimes - over 35 years
George Jessel, the comedian who gained fame on the vaudeville stages of the nation, went on to stardom on Broadway and in Hollywood, and in recent decades was known as ''the toastmaster general of the United States,'', died of a heart attack Sunday night at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center in California at the age of 83.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of June Haver
  • 2005
    Age 78
    Haver died from respiratory failure on July 4, 2005, at her home in Brentwood, California at the age of 79 and was buried with her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City.
    More Details Hide Details She left two stepchildren (by MacMurray's first marriage), her adopted twin daughters, and seven grandchildren. The Academy Film Archive houses the Fred MacMurray-June Haver Collection. The film material at the Academy Film Archive is complemented by material in the Fred MacMurray and June Haver papers at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.
  • 1954
    Age 27
    Around that time, Haver met Fred MacMurray, one of the wealthiest and most conservative men in Hollywood, again, and a romantic relationship developed. (When she was 18, she had worked on a film with him, but he was married at the time.) On June 28, 1954, they were married.
    More Details Hide Details She told the press: "When I married Fred, he was terribly set in his ways. He was a fuss-budget. He hadn't quite progressed to being a lint picker, but he was already an ash-tray emptier, and that's just about as set in his ways as a man can get." Haver insisted on adopting a girl, but MacMurray, 18 years her senior, initially refused, explaining he already had been a father. Shortly after, he agreed on adopting a child, and with the help of a doctor, they were able to take in twin daughters. He died in 1991.
  • 1953
    Age 26
    In February 1953, Haver became a postulant nun with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, but she stayed there only until October, saying she left because of "poor health".
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  • 1949
    Age 22
    After her divorce from Zito, Haver started dating Dr. John L. Duzik, whom she had dated before her marriage to Zito; they planned on marrying, but Duzik died on October 31, 1949, following surgery complications.
    More Details Hide Details While taking care of him in his final days, she started attending church more often. According to friends, it was in this period when she was inspired to become a nun. Following Duzik's death, Haver reportedly became tired of Hollywood, and never was really in love with the men she dated afterwards.
  • 1948
    Age 21
    Haver filed for divorce less than a year after eloping with Zito, winning interlocutory decree on March 25, 1948.
    More Details Hide Details She admitted to the press the marriage was a failure from the beginning, saying: "I want to forget as soon as possible. We hadn't been married hours before I realized I had never really known Jimmy. He was a stranger. He was either down in the dumps or up high. I never knew from one moment to the next how he would be." Because of her devotion to religion, Haver tried to make the marriage work, turning to the church to forget her unhappiness.
  • 1947
    Age 20
    On March 9, 1947, Haver married trumpet player James Zito.
    More Details Hide Details She met him at age 15, while touring with Ted Fio Rito's orchestra. They initially lost contact after Haver moved from Illinois to Beverly Hills, but started dating when Haver made a short visit to her home town when she was already a film actress.
  • 1946
    Age 19
    In 1946, she starred and received first-billing in Wake Up and Dream and Three Little Girls in Blue; both of which were well received and brought moderate success.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, the role of Katie was written into the film I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now just for Haver. Possibly best known for her roles in optimistic musicals, Haver's comedy star-turn in 1948's Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! was a major success. The same year, she starred as Marilyn Miller in the musical Look for the Silver Lining (1949). To resemble the actress as much as possible, Haver had to drive to the studio an hour earlier for make-up. The following year, she would star in The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady and I'll Get By. In 1951, Haver was teamed with Fox's newest asset, Marilyn Monroe, and previous co-star William Lundigan (her co-star from I'll Get By), in the low-budget comedy, Love Nest. Even though Haver was the lead and received top-billing, most of the film's publicity centered on Monroe, who had a minor role and garnered under-the-title billing. Love Nest was June Haver's only full-length film in black and white. Her other 15 releases between 1943 and 1953 were shot in three-strip Technicolor, something of a record for a Hollywood Golden Age actress.
  • 1945
    Age 18
    She even co-starred with Grable in the 1945 film, The Dolly Sisters, a film for which she had to put on weight.
    More Details Hide Details While filming, there were a lot of rumors about a possible clash between the two actresses, mostly because of their frequent comparison, but Haver refuted this with: "Betty is a big star and I'm just starting. I try to be nice to her, and she reciprocated by being just as nice to me. It's silly to think two girls can't work together without quarreling. You see, I've two sisters. I'm the ham between the bread and butter — the middle sister — and I understand girls pretty well. Betty likes to talk about her baby, so we talk about her baby."
  • 1943
    Age 16
    In 1943, Haver signed a $3,500 a week contract with the studio and made her film debut playing an uncredited role as a hat-check girl in The Gang's All Here.
    More Details Hide Details She was dropped shortly after, because the studio executives felt that she looked too young, but was later re-signed, after her costume and hairstyle were changed. 20th Century Fox had plans to mold Haver as a glamour girl stand-in for the studio's two biggest stars, Alice Faye and Betty Grable. She debuted on screen in a supporting role as Cri-Cri in Home in Indiana (1944). According to the actress, she had just turned seventeen years old when her scenes were filmed. Even before Home in Indiana was released, she was assigned to replace Alice Faye in the Technicolor-musical, Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Later that year she co-starred with future husband, Fred MacMurray, in Where Do We Go From Here?, which was the only time the pair appeared together in a film. During her career at Fox, Haver was originally groomed to be the next Betty Grable (standing a diminutive 5'2", she was known as "Pocket Grable").
  • 1942
    Age 15
    In the summer of 1942, Haver moved to Hollywood, where she finished high school.
    More Details Hide Details She acted in plays in her spare time and during a performance as a southern belle, she was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox.
  • 1926
    Born on June 10, 1926.
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