June Allyson

Actress June Allyson

June Allyson was an American film and television actress, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was a major MGM contract star. Allyson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Young to Kiss (1951). From 1959–1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own CBS anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. A later generation knew her as a spokesperson for Depend undergarments.
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Deceased
08 July 2006
home town
USA
Death Place
City of Ojai

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Classic Liz Taylor, Lucille Ball titles released - phillyBurbs.com
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Literary Romance: “Anna Karenina” (1935) with Greta Garbo and Fredric March; “Pride and Prejudice” (1940) with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson; “Madame Bovary” (1949) with Jennifer Jones and Louis Jourdan; and “Little Women” (1949) with June Allyson,
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'Rat Busters NYC,' Green Bay Packers game on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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Hardly, but the film, which also stars June Allyson, proved to be a big hit with audiences. The plot: Tommy (Lawford) is Tait College's quarterback and the biggest heartthrob on campus. Unfortunately, his preoccupation with football and girls leave
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Joan Blondell Q&A Pt.2: Joan Blondell-Dick Powell-June Allyson Triangle, Lost ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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What did Joan Blondell have to say about the musicals she made for Busby Berkeley? What about Ruby Keeler, James Cagney, and her other fellow contract players? Did she get along with them? [Photo: Joan Blondell in Mervyn LeRoy's Gold Diggers of 1933
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Mother issued 'death sentence' leaves NZ for drug trial - TVNZ
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In June, Allyson said she had already lost muscle strength in her legs and her lungs. A letter from Pharmac admitted she would rapidly decline and die, but they turned down her request for treatment with a drug costing half a million dollars a year
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Citrus brought stars and national publicity - News Chief
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Among the stars to appear were Van Johnson, Michael Landon, Totie Fields, Buster Crabbe, Jack Carter, June Allyson, Joey Hetherton, the McGuire Sisters, Cliff Arquette, Skitch Henderson, Doug Sanders, Mohammed Ali, Gloria DeHaven and Citrus spokeswoman
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Break out the popcorn! Friendswood Library hosting classic movie night series - Your Houston News
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Directed by Charles Walters, the film stars June Allyson, Peter Lawford and Patricia Marshall. The September 22 movie night features “On Dangerous Ground” starring Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. This black and white classic film was directed by Nicholas
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James Stewart's early roles featured Aug 13 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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The film presents his comeback attempt, powered by determination and with the love and support of his wife (June Allyson). While he never returned to the big leagues as a player, Stratton became a coach and batting practice pitcher for the White Sox
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James Stewart on TCM: THE STRATTON STORY, NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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The film's one saving grace is June Allyson, an underrated actress who usually brought honesty and spunk to her characters, whether in dramas or comedies, and no matter how phony the screenplay
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Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson. BW-97 mins. 10:00 AM THE SECRET FURY (1950) A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad. Dir: Mel Ferrer. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl. BW-86 mins
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Down Memory Lane: Which is the greatest generation? - Visalia Times-Delta
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When I watched the old movie "The Glenn Miller Story," starring James Stewart and June Allyson, it brought back memories. There was a movie about Woody Herman and his music, also. Later on, I would hear my brother play "Boogie Woogie" on the piano and
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What's On Today
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8 P.M. (TCM) LITERARY ROMANCE Turner Classic Movies presents five films adapted from beloved novels, starting with ''Pride and Prejudice'' (1940), the Jane Austen classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England, the better to produce an heir to save the family farm. Greer Garson plays Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest, most
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DVD review: 7/11/2011 DVD Releases - NewsOK.com
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(also on Blu-ray) “LITTLE WOMEN” (1949): To many people the best screen rendering of Louisa May Alcott's novel, this MGM version — starring June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor — is part of a new “Literary Romance” edition of the “TCM Greatest Classic
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Im Zeichen des Swing - Main Post
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Der Filmklassiker „Glenn Miller Story“ mit James Stewart und June Allyson von 1953 erinnert mit Songs wie Moonlight Serenade und Chattanooga Choo Choo an die Zeit des Swing. Der Musikfilm über die Swing-Legende Glenn Miller und seine unvergessenen
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Vacances à Venise - ÉcranLarge.com
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... Katharine Hepburn, et un italien qu'on reverra souvent à Hollywood, Rossano Brazzi, l'amant romantique par excellence, héros d'un autre mélo flamboyant deux ans plus tard, Les Amants de Salzbourg de Douglas Sirk avec June Allyson cette fois
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Caregiver Frustration: When a Needy Loved One Won't Let You Help - Caring.com (blog)
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Examples: "Just think, Mom, once you switch to these new panties you'll not only stay dry and be more comfortable, but you'll be as sexy as June Allyson!" "Okay, fine Dad, you don't have to mention to the doctor the fact that we're all worried about
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TV Q&A with David Inman - Boston Herald
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A. That's the 1954 film “Woman's World,” with Clifton Webb as an auto magnate who brings three couples to New York to check them out — Van Heflin and Arlene Dahl, Fred MacMurray and Lauren Bacall, and Cornel Wilde and June Allyson
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Historia de cien años de música en el cine (VI) - Gente Digital
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En el bien entendido de que Mann es uno de nuestros realizadores favoritos, su actitud ante el jazz era la misma que la de Hellen -June Allyson-, la futura esposa de Glenn (James Stewart), cuando éste la lleva al club donde actúa Satchmo: curiosidad
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 88
    With her husband at her side, she died July 8, 2006, aged 88 at her home in Ojai, California.
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  • 2003
    Age 85
    Following hip-replacement surgery in 2003, Allyson's health began to deteriorate.
  • 1998
    Age 80
    The American Urogynecologic Society established the June Allyson Foundation in 1998 made possible by a grant from Kimberly-Clark.
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  • 1996
    Age 78
    In 1996, Allyson became the first recipient of the Harvey Award, presented by the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation, in recognition of her positive contributions to the world of entertainment.
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  • 1994
    Age 76
    Allyson made a special appearance in 1994 in That's Entertainment III, as one of the film's narrators.
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  • 1993
    Age 75
    In December 1993, Allyson christened the Holland America Maasdam, one of the flagships of the Holland America line.
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    In 1993, her name also made headlines when actor-turned-agent Marty Ingels publicly charged Allyson with not paying his large commission on the earlier deal on incontinence product advertising.
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  • 1988
    Age 70
    As a personal friend of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, she was invited to many White House dinners, and in 1988, Reagan appointed her to the Federal Council on Aging.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 58
    In 1976, Allyson married David Ashrow, a dentist turned actor.
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  • 1970
    Age 52
    Powell's wealth made it possible for Allyson effectively to retire from show business after his death, making only occasional appearances on talk and variety shows. Allyson returned to the Broadway stage in 1970 in the play Forty Carats and later toured in a production of No, No, Nanette.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 45
    Reports at the time revealed that writer/director Dirk Summers, with whom Allyson was romantically involved from 1963 to 1975, was named legal guardian for Ricky and Pamela as a result of a court petition.
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  • 1961
    Age 43
    In 1961, Allyson underwent a kidney operation and later, throat surgery, temporarily affecting her trademark raspy voice. The couple briefly separated in 1961, but reconciled and remained married until his death on January 2, 1963.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 32
    In 1950 Allyson had been signed to appear opposite her childhood idol Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, but had to leave the production because of pregnancy. (She was replaced initially by Judy Garland, and later by Jane Powell.) In 1956 she starred with a young rising star named Jack Lemmon in the musical comedy, You Can't Run Away From It.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 27
    On August 19, 1945, Allyson caused MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer some consternation by marrying Dick Powell.
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  • 1943
    Age 25
    After her appearance in the Broadway musical, Allyson was selected for the 1943 film version of Best Foot Forward.
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  • 1940
    Age 22
    When Vitaphone discontinued New York production in 1940, Allyson returned to the New York stage to take on more chorus roles in Rodgers and Hart's Higher and Higher (1940) and Cole Porter's Panama Hattie (1940).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Age 7
    In 1925 (when Allyson was eight), a tree branch fell on her while she was riding on her tricycle with her pet terrier in tow.
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  • 1918
    Age 0
    In April 1918 (when Allyson was six months old), her alcoholic father, who had worked as a janitor, abandoned the family.
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  • 1917
    Born
    Born on October 7, 1917.
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