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June Allyson is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 7 october 1917 at New York City (USA)

June Allyson

June Allyson
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Birth name Eleanor Geisman
Nationality USA
Birth 7 october 1917 at New York City (USA)
Death 8 july 2006 (at 88 years) at Ojai (USA)

June Allyson (October 7, 1917 – July 8, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer.

Allyson began her career as a dancer on Broadway in 1938. She signed with MGM in 1943, and rose to fame the following year in Two Girls and a Sailor. Allyson's "girl next door" image was solidified during the mid-1940s when she was paired with actor Van Johnson in five films. In 1951, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Young to Kiss. From 1959 to 1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, which aired on CBS.

In the 1970s, she returned to the stage starring in Forty Carats and No, No, Nanette. In 1982, Allyson released her autobiography June Allyson by June Allyson, and continued her career with guest starring roles on television and occasional film appearances. She later established the June Allyson Foundation for Public Awareness and Medical Research and worked to raise money for research for urological and gynecological diseases affecting senior citizens. During the 1980s, Allyson also became a spokesperson for Depend undergarments. She made her final onscreen appearance in 2001.

Allyson was married four times (to three husbands) and had two children with her first husband, Dick Powell. She died of respiratory failure and bronchitis in July 2006 at the age of 88.


Marriages and children

On her arrival in Hollywood, studio heads attempted to enhance the pairing of Van Johnson and Allyson by sending out the two contracted players on a series of "official dates", which were highly publicized and led to a public perception that a romance had been kindled. Although dating David Rose, Peter Lawford, and John F. Kennedy, Allyson was actually being courted by movie heartthrob and powerful Hollywood "player" Dick Powell, who was 13 years her senior and had been previously married to Mildred Maund and Joan Blondell.

On August 19, 1945, Allyson caused MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer some consternation by marrying Dick Powell. After defying him twice by refusing to stop seeing Powell, in a "tactical master stroke", she asked Mayer to give her away at the wedding. He was so disarmed that he agreed but put Allyson on suspension anyway. The Powells had two children, Pamela Allyson Powell (adopted in 1948 through the Tennessee Children's Home Society in an adoption arranged by Georgia Tann) and Richard Powell, Jr. (born December 24, 1950). 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. She also went through a bitter court battle with her mother over custody of the children she had with Powell. 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. Members of the nascent jet-set, Allyson and Summers were frequently seen in Cap d'Antibes, Madrid, Rome, and London. However, Summers refused to marry her and the relationship did not last.

Following her separation from Summers, Allyson was twice married to and divorced from businessman Alfred Glenn Maxwell, who owned a number of barbershops and had been Powell's barber. During this time, Allyson struggled with alcoholism, which she overcame in the mid-1970s. In 1976, Allyson married David Ashrow, a dentist turned actor. The couple occasionally performed together in regional theater, and in the late 1970s and early 1980s, toured the United States with the stage play My Daughter, Your Son. They also appeared on celebrity cruise ship tours on the Royal Viking Sky, in a program that highlighted Allyson's movie career.

After Dick Powell's death, Allyson committed herself to charitable work on his behalf, championing the importance of research in urological and gynecological diseases in seniors, and represented the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in commercials for adult incontinence products. Following a lifelong interest in health and medical research (Allyson had initially wanted to use her acting career to fund her own training as a doctor), she was instrumental in establishing the June Allyson Foundation for Public Awareness and Medical Research. Allyson also financed her brother, Dr. Arthur Peters, through his medical training, and he went on to specialize in otolaryngology.

Allyson was a staunch Republican who was a strong supporter of Richard Nixon.

Best films

The Three Musketeers (1948)
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Little Women (1949)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(21 films)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(8 films)
Helen Rose
Helen Rose
(9 films)
Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
(5 films)
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Filmography of June Allyson (49 films)

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These Old Broads, 1h29
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Pat Crawford Brown
Roles Lady in Hotel (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.902712.902712.902712.902712.90271
Network television executive Gavin (Nestor Carbonell) hopes to reunite celebrated Hollywood stars Piper Grayson (Reynolds), Kate Westbourne (MacLaine), and Addie Holden (Collins) in a TV special after their 1960s movie musical Boy Crazy is re-released to wide public acclaim in the 1990s. Though the three women share the same agent, Beryl Mason (Taylor), Gavin's seemingly insurmountable obstacle is that they all cannot stand each other.
That's Entertainment! III, 1h53
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams
Roles Self - Co-Host / Narrator
Rating74% 3.738783.738783.738783.738783.73878
Troisième volet de "Il était une fois Hollywood", "That's Entertainment III" nous propose un nouveau panorama de l'age d'or de la MGM mais aussi des chutes rarissimes, des séquences coupées lors de la sortie des films et des essais d'autres stars que celles qui furent finalement choisies.
The Kid with the Broken Halo, 1h40
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, June Allyson, Ray Walston, Mason Adams, John Pleshette
Roles Dorothea Powell
Rating56% 2.810212.810212.810212.810212.81021
Le téléfilm raconte l'histoire d'un apprenti ange gardien, envoyé sur Terre pour gagner ses ailes en aidant les autres.
Blackout (1978)

Directed by Eddy Matalon
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Robert Carradine, James Mitchum, Ray Milland, Belinda Montgomery, June Allyson, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Roles Mrs. Grant
Rating47% 2.372422.372422.372422.372422.37242
Un ouragan fait rage sur New York et plonge la ville dans l'obscurité. Toutes les installations électriques étant hors service, des prisonniers en profitent pour s'évader, investissant un building. Alors qu'ils sèment la terreur dans l'immeuble, un policier va tenter de les maîtriser.
Curse of the Black Widow, 1h40
Directed by Dan Curtis
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, June Allyson, June Lockhart, Vic Morrow, Patty Duke
Roles Olga
Rating56% 2.849392.849392.849392.849392.84939
For the past four years, Los Angeles has been terrorized by a series of mysterious murders, in which several men have been found dead with huge puncture wounds in their chests. The latest happens when private detective Mark Higbie (Franciosa) is visiting a bar. A dark-haired woman with a German accent needs help with her car, and one of Higbie's friends goes out to help her. The woman makes a pass at him, but is turned down. Minutes later, the man is found dead.
That's Entertainment!, 2h15
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli
Roles (archive footage)
Rating77% 3.894893.894893.894893.894893.89489
Cette nostalgique leçon d'histoire recèle les trésors cachés des plus grandes comédies musicales de la MGM ainsi que de nombreux autres extraits merveilleux mais moins célèbres, avec Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Eleanor Powell et même Clark Gable chantant et dansant. « Il était une fois Hollywood » est une véritable gourmandise pour cinéphiles et amateurs de comédies musicales.
Letters from Three Lovers, 1h15
Directed by John Erman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Martin Sheen, June Allyson, Ken Berry, Juliet Mills, Belinda Montgomery, Robert Sterling
Roles Monica
Rating68% 3.4064053.4064053.4064053.4064053.406405
A mailman (Henry Jones) speaks about three stories of lives that were completely changed by letters not having come through the mail on time. The first includes Vincent (Martin Sheen), a former member of the army in the Vietnam war, whose wife Angie (Belinda Montgomery) works at a bar for a strict boss, Al (James McCallion). Vincent reveals to Angie that he has recently been fired and can not give her a big marriage, nor can he invest in a garage with his friend Jesse. Even though Angie tells him that she loves him nonetheless, Vincent robs Al in a desperate rage. He quickly becomes imprisoned, and Angie attempts to support him, but Vincent - ashamed - orders her not to visit him again. In prison, he has difficulty forgetting about his fiance. In a letter, Angie informs Vincent that she still stands by his side, and that she was fired from the job, and has since moved away to live near her new job.
They Only Kill Their Masters
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Harry Guardino
Roles Mrs. Watkins
Rating61% 3.0973.0973.0973.0973.097
Abel Marsh is a sarcastic, thick-skinned police chief in a small West Coast seaside town — the fictional Eden Landing, located somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where everyone knows each other. When one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher.
Interlude (1968)
, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Oskar Werner, June Allyson, Barbara Ferris, Rossano Brazzi, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sutherland
Roles Helen Banning
Rating61% 3.0965353.0965353.0965353.0965353.096535
A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with the young reporter during his interlude and the accumulation of differences in their ages and background begins to mount up.
Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.576943.576943.576943.576943.57694
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
A Stranger in My Arms
Directed by Helmut Käutner
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Jeff Chandler, June Allyson, Sandra Dee, Mary Astor, Charles Coburn, Peter Graves
Roles Christina Beasley
Rating60% 3.043533.043533.043533.043533.04353
A Korean War pilot, Pike Yarnell, a major, survives a jet crash in the Pacific Ocean, as does Donald Beasley, his navigator. After many days on a raft, Donald dies.
My Man Godfrey, 1h32
Directed by Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors June Allyson, David Niven, Jessie Royce Landis, Robert Keith, Herbert Anderson, Eva Gabor
Roles Irene Bullock
Rating61% 3.099743.099743.099743.099743.09974
Une héritière un peu loufoque prend pitié d'un homme qu'elle croit être à la rue. Elle insiste pour qu'il vienne avec elle et lui offre l'emploi de majordome, au grand dam de son père, surtout quand il devient clair qu'elle est en train de tomber amoureuse de lui. Mais ce nouveau majordome a un secret : il est en fait un riche aristocrate.
Interlude (1957)
, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors June Allyson, Oskar Werner, Rossano Brazzi, Marianne Koch, Barbara Ferris, Françoise Rosay
Roles Helen Banning
Rating61% 3.09783.09783.09783.09783.0978
Une jeune et belle Américaine, en voyage en Europe, tombe amoureuse d'un chef d'orchestre, Tonio Fischer, parfaitement névrosé
The Opposite Sex, 1h57
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Jeff Richards, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller
Roles Kay Ashley Hilliard
Rating60% 3.046843.046843.046843.046843.04684
The story concerns Kay Hilliard (June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with showgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Collins). Kay is the last to find out among her circle of gossiping girlfriends. Kay travels to Reno to divorce from Steve who then marries Crystal, but when Kay finds out that Crystal isn't true to Steve she starts fighting to win her ex-husband back.