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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.

Full NameJune Allyson
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1917
Place Of BirthThe Bronx, New York, USA
Height5' (1.52 m)
Weight99 lbs.
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseAlfred Glenn Maxwell (divorced)
ChildrenPamela, Richard Powell Jr.
ParentsRobert Geisman, Clara Josephine Provost
SiblingsHenry Geisman, Arthur Peters
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Grand Jury Prize
NominationsGolden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
MoviesLittle Women, The Glenn Miller Story, Two Girls and a Sailor, Strategic Air Command, The Stratton Story, Too Young to Kiss, Till the Clouds Roll By, Best Foot Forward, The Opposite Sex, The McConnell Story, The Bride Goes Wild, High Barbaree, Executive Suite, Two Sisters from Boston, Music for Milli...
TV ShowsThe DuPont Show with June Allyson
1Her husky speaking and singing voice
1The only parental authority I had was the studio. When I was a star, there was always somebody with me, to guard me. I was not allowed to be photographed with a cigarette, a drink, a cup of coffee or even a glass of water because someone might think it was liquor. When I left the studio I was already married and had two children, but I felt as sad as a child leaving home for the first time.
2If you see someone without a smile, give him yours.
3I couldn't dance, and, Lord knows, I couldn't sing, but I got by somehow. Richard Rodgers was always keeping them from firing me.
4[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.
5[on Joan Crawford] I tried to be a good listener. I decided that was what she wanted all along - not so much a friend as an audience.
6MGM was my mother and father, mentor and guide, my all-powerful and benevolent crutch. When I left them, it was like walking into space.
7In real life I'm a poor dressmaker and a terrible cook - anything in fact but the perfect wife.
1She was a heavy smoker until the 1970s.
2June Allyson confessed, in her autobiography, that she had a short-term relationship with a young John F. Kennedy.
3Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Too Young to Kiss (1951). The others, in chronological order, are: Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
4Allyson claims, in her autobiography, that in the roman a clef "Center Door Fancy", written by husband Dick Powell's first wife Joan Blondell, the character of "Amy" is a thinly-disguised version of her. It has been theorized by film historian Michael Buckley that "Amy" is an anagram for May, the month just before June.
5In May 2014, she was honored as Turner Classic Movie's Star of the Month.
6Initially wanted to be a doctor, and got into acting merely as a way to make money to pay for medical school. She ended up sticking with it, and instead paid for her brother to become a doctor. She took a lifelong interest in health and medical research.
7Her father was of German descent. Her mother had Dutch and Channel Islands (Guernsey) ancestry.
8Was a fan of the mystery writer Agatha Christie, so much in fact that her personal library consisted of every novel that Christie ever wrote. She also cited the Christie character Jane Marple to be her favorite female detective.
9She was fan of the TV shows Touched by an Angel (1994), Mad About You (1992), and Law & Order (1990).
10Her favorite actors were Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, and Meg Ryan.
11Was close friends with: Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Claudette Colbert, Kathryn Grayson, Judy Garland, Jane Wyman, Gloria DeHaven, Ann Rutherford, James Stewart, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reagan.
12In the 1980s, 1990's, and early 2000's, she was the spokeswomen for Depend undergarments.
13After filming The Secret Heart (1946) together, June and her co-star, Claudette Colbert, became great friends. Claudette became godmother to June's daughter, Pamela Powell.
14Stepmother of Norman S. Powell and Ellen Powell.
15She had one sibling, a brother named Henry Allyson Geisman, who was born November 22, 1915 in New York, NY and died Jan 6, 1995 in Riverside, CA.
16Her father, Robert Geisman, was born in Roanoke, VA on September 29, 1892 and died in Ventura County, California on April 19, 1983 at the age of 90. Her mother, Clara Josephine Provost, was born in New York, NY on October 21, 1897 and died on April 23, 1994 in Ventura County, California at the age of 97.
17In December 1993, June Allyson dedicated the Holland-America Line cruise ship the MS Maasdam.
18Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1537 Vine Street.
19She initially turned down the opportunity to be a celebrity spokesperson for Depends undergarments because "it was not a very pleasant subject". Reportedly, her mother changed her mind because she convinced Allyson that she could actually help people with a very real and widespread problem that they were too embarrassed to talk about with friends or family.
20When she married Alfred Glenn Maxwell, her family allowance from the estate of Dick Powell was reduced from $5,000 per month to $2,500 per month.
21She was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
22June married Dr. David Ashrow, a retired dentist-turned actor in October of 1976. June and David toured the country together in the late seventies/early eighties in the stage play "My Daughter, Your Son" to fine reviews. A few years earlier, June starred in the same show with her son Dick Powell Jr..
23Could cry on cue, a talent she shared with Margaret O'Brien. Allyson's method for triggering tears was to "try very, very hard not to cry . . . So the more I thought about not crying the more I cried." According to Allyson, during O'Brien's death scene in Little Women (1949), they "could not stop" crying.
24Daughter Pamela Powell born June 18, 1948. She was adopted in August 1948.
25Son Dick Powell Jr. born December 24, 1950.
26Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). The film footage showed Miss Allyson on stage at the Academy Awards smiling and laughing.
27Good friend of James Stewart and played his wife in three different films.
28In Italy, her films were dubbed mainly by Miranda Bonansea. As she matured, she was dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta and Rina Morelli. She was once dubbed by Andreina Pagnani in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), released in Italy after the war.
29Married to husband David Ashrow at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California, in October 1976. There is a photograph of the wedding party hanging at the historic hotel garden to this day.
30Along with her husband Dick Powell, she persuaded future President of the United States Ronald Reagan to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1962.
31Longtime friend of Esther Williams.
32In 1945, Harvard Lampoon voted her worst actress of the year. That year's worst actor was regular co-star Van Johnson.
33When she was eight years old, she was crushed by a falling tree limb while riding a bicycle. She wore a back brace for four years and taught herself to dance by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies. She was told that the accident would prevent her from having children. Her first child, Pamela Powell, was adopted in 1948. In 1950, however, she gave normal birth to her son, Dick Powell Jr..
34Her father, an alcoholic, abandoned the family when she was six months old.
35Her second husband, Glenn Maxwell, was Dick Powell's former barber. Her last husband, David Ashrow, who survived her, was a retired dentist turned actor.
36Filed for divorce once during her marriage to Dick Powell, but the turbulent marriage lasted until his death from cancer in 1963. She struggled with alcoholism following his death which may have triggered a custody battle against her mother.
37Very seldom was able to break out of her spry "goody two shoes" types. The couple of times she did, however, were extreme. She played a harsh, cold-hearted wife to José Ferrer in The Shrike (1955) who nags him to the point of a nervous breakdown. Audiences would not accept her in the role and the movie failed at the box office. Another time she played a lesbian murderess in They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), one of her final films.
38Separated 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.
39Mother of Dick Powell Jr., and Pamela Powell from her marriage to Dick Powell.
40She was a valued resource in preserving information about Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Hollywood's golden years. She was a spokesperson on the issue of incontinence, and was instrumental in establishing the June Allyson Foundation for Public Awareness and Medical Research. She and her husband, Dr. David Ashrow, actively supported fund-raising efforts for both the James Stewart and Judy Garland museums. Stewart and Garland were both close friends.
41After her film career was over, she continued to do occasional Broadway & off-Broadway plays, television appearances and commercials, including her famous Depends commercials, from the 1960s through the 1990s.
42Witnessed Joan Crawford's cruel treatment of her daughter Christina Crawford and claims the book and film adaptation Mommie Dearest (1981) are honest accounts of how Joan treated her children.
43After the death of first husband Dick Powell, she went through a bitter court battle with her mother over custody of her son Dick Powell Jr., and adopted daughter Pamela Powell. Reports at the time revealed that Dirk Wayne Summers was named legal guardian for Dick and Pamela, as a result of a court petition.
44From 1963 to 1975, she had a long term, ill-fated romance with writer/director Dirk Wayne Summers, often announcing to the press that the couple would be married soon. She and Summers were the lead item in Walter Winchell's then influential column more than a few times. They often traveled together through Europe. Although Summers apparently loved her and their life together, he refused her many proposals of marriage, much to her chagrin. Members of the nascent jet-set, they were frequently seen in Cap d'Antibes, Madrid, Rome and London, where they called Hugh M. Hefner's borrowed Mayfair penthouse home.
45She was just 5' 1" and weighed 99 lbs. in 1945.
46Was a good friend of Judy Garland. They were both under contract at MGM in the 1940s, and Judy used to give June rides in Judy's car to the studio whenever possible. In interviews after Garland's passing, Allyson said that she could hardly talk about Garland without getting tears in her eyes because she was such a special lady who didn't have appropriate help available to her in her lifetime.
47On contract to MGM for 12 years.


The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959-1960TV SeriesSister Mary Ann / Nancy Evans / Vivian Wadron / ...
A Stranger in My Arms1959Christina Beasley
My Man Godfrey1957Irene Bullock
Interlude1957Helen Banning
You Can't Run Away from It1956Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
The Opposite Sex1956Kay Ashley Hilliard
The McConnell Story1955Pearl 'Butch' Brown
The Shrike1955Ann Downs
Strategic Air Command1955Sally Holland
Woman's World1954Katie Baxter
Executive Suite1954Mary Blemond Walling
The Glenn Miller Story1954Helen Burger
Remains to Be Seen1953Jody Revere
Battle Circus1953Lt. Ruth McGara
The Girl in White1952Dr. Emily Dunning
Too Young to Kiss1951Cynthia Potter
Right Cross1950Pat O'Malley
The Reformer and the Redhead1950Kathleen Maguire
The Stratton Story1949Ethel
Little Women1949Jo
Words and Music1948June Allyson
The Three Musketeers1948Constance
The Bride Goes Wild1948Martha Terryton
Good News1947Connie Lane
High Barbaree1947Nancy Frazer
The Secret Heart1946Penny Addams
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
Two Sisters from Boston1946Martha Canford Chandler
The Sailor Takes a Wife1945Mary Hill
Her Highness and the Bellboy1945Leslie Odell
Music for Millions1944Barbara Ainsworth
Meet the People1944Annie
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Patsy Deyo
Girl Crazy1943Specialty Singer
Thousands Cheer1943June Allyson
Best Foot Forward1943Ethel
All Girl Revue1940ShortMayor
Rollin' in Rhythm1939ShortBand Vocalist
The Knight Is Young1938ShortJune
The Prisoner of Swing1938ShortPrincess
Sing for Sweetie1938ShortSally Newton
Dates and Nuts1937ShortWilma Brown - Herman's Girl
Dime a Dance1937ShortHarriet
Ups and Downs1937ShortJune Daily
Swing for Sale1937Short
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun2001Joey's Grandma
These Old Broads2001TV MovieLady in Hotel (uncredited)
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesShelly Knox
Pros and Cons1991TV Series
Wilfrid's Special Christmas1989TV MovieMiss Nancy
Airwolf1986TV SeriesMartha Stewart
Crazy Like a Fox1986TV SeriesNeva
Misfits of Science1985TV SeriesBessie
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesKatie Simmons
Hart to Hart1984TV SeriesElizabeth Tisdale
The Love Boat1978-1983TV SeriesShirley Walsh / Audrey Wilder
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesMargaret Wells
The Kid with the Broken Halo1982TV MovieDorothea Powell
House Calls1980TV SeriesFlorence Alexander
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesDr. Kate Lowell
Blackout1978Mrs. Grant
Vega$1978TV SeriesLoretta Ochs
Three on a Date1978TV MovieMarge Emery
Curse of the Black Widow1977TV MovieOlga
Switch1977TV SeriesDr. Trampler
Letters from Three Lovers1973TV MovieMonica
They Only Kill Their Masters1972Mrs. Watkins
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesMrs. Ruth Desmond
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV Series
See the Man Run1971TV MovieHelene Spencer
The Name of the Game1968TV SeriesJoanne Robins
Burke's Law1963TV SeriesJean Samson
The Dick Powell Theatre1962-1963TV SeriesRosalind Cramer / Jeri Brenr / Julie Stevens
Zane Grey Theater1960TV SeriesStella


That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "Cleopatterer" 1917, "The Three B's" 1941 - uncredited
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment!1974Documentary performer: "Thou Swell" 1927, "The Varsity Drag" 1927, "The French Lesson" 1947 - uncredited
You Can't Run Away from It1956performer: "Howdy Friends and Neighbors", "Thumbin' A Ride", "Temporarily"
The Opposite Sex1956performer: "Young Man With a Horn", "A Perfect Love", "Now Baby Now" - uncredited
Remains to Be Seen1953performer: "Too Marvelous for Words", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goo' Bye!" - uncredited
Little Women1949performer: "Merry Christmastime Is Here", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 1850 - uncredited
Words and Music1948performer: "Thou Swell"
Good News1947performer: "Lucky in Love", "The French Lesson", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "Varsity Drag" - uncredited
Till the Clouds Roll By1946performer: "Till The Clouds Roll By", "Cleopatterer", "Leave It to Jane" - uncredited
Two Sisters from Boston1946performer: "After the Show" 1946 - uncredited
Meet the People1944performer: "I Like to Recognize the Tune" 1939
Two Girls and a Sailor1944performer: "Sweet and Lovely" 1931, "A Tisket, a Tasket" 1938, "A Love Like Ours" 1943, "The Young Man with a Horn" 1944 - uncredited
Girl Crazy1943performer: "Treat Me Rough" 1930 - uncredited
Thousands Cheer1943performer: "In a Little Spanish Town" - uncredited
Best Foot Forward1943performer: "Wish I May" 1941, "The Three B's" 1941
All Girl Revue1940Short performer: "We've Got to Make the City Pretty"
The Knight Is Young1938Short performer: "What Do You Hear from the Mob in Scotland?", "Bob White Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?" - uncredited
The Prisoner of Swing1938Short performer: "Pardon Me If I Say It with My Feet" - uncredited
Ups and Downs1937Short performer: "Rhythm Personality", "The Dancing Financier" - uncredited


That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals2004Video documentary shortHerself
American Masters2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Actor
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years2001Video documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
Biography1997-2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Private Screenings1998TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Dream Factory1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen1994Video documentaryHerself
Reflections on the Silver Screen1994TV SeriesHerself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryHerself - Co-Host / Narrator
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With1991TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHerself
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1989TV Special documentaryHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer: Separate Lives
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly1985TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1982TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1982TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1972-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Bob Braun Show1974TV SeriesHerself - Actress
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1972TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1971TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1964-1971TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1970TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Singer
Personality1968TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHerself
You Don't Say1965TV SeriesHerself
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHerself
The Match Game1964TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Judy Garland Show1963TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1963TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Powell Theatre1962-1963TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Best TV Program
What's My Line?1954-1961TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest / Herself - Cameo Appearance
I've Got a Secret1961TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959-1961TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Ann Lawson / Stephanie Cate / ...
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
The All-Star Christmas Show1958TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Special Effects
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV MovieHerself
Person to Person1955TV Series documentaryHerself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Sheilah Graham in Hollywood1955TV SeriesHerself
Olympic Fund Telethon1952TV SpecialHerself
The Arthur Murray Party1951TV SeriesHerself - Actress

Archive Footage

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentaryHerself
A Life in Words and Music2007Video shortHerself
Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane2007Video documentary shortHerself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Private Screenings2006TV SeriesBarbara Ainsworth - 'Music For Millions'
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself
That's Entertainment!1974DocumentaryClip from 'Words and Music'
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Judy Garland Show1964TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars1956Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesConnie Lane
Twenty Years After1944Short
The Birth of a Star1944ShortDancer, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (as June Allison)

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1537 Vine Street.
1955Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1954Special Jury PrizeVenice Film FestivalExecutive Suite (1954)
1952Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - Comedy or MusicalToo Young to Kiss (1951)

Nominated Awards

1955Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Female

2nd Place Awards

1954NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThe Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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