June Allyson biography

June Allyson

Actor, Film actor

1917 – 2006

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Who was June Allyson?

June Allyson was an American stage, film, and television actress.

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.

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Born
Oct 7, 1917
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Ella Geisman
  • Eleanor Geisman
  • Junie
  • Ella
  • June Allison
  • Jane Allyson
  • Jan Allyson
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • The Bronx
Died
Jul 8, 2006
Ojai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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