Bronx, New York
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Pulmonary Respiratory Failure & Acute Bronchitis
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Little girl with the big voice in Best Foot Forward
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American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace. Swimming therapy slowly gave her mobility again, and she began to study dance as well. She entered dance contests after high school and earned roles in several musical short films. In 1938, she made her Broadway debut in the musical "Sing Out the News." After several roles in the chorus of various musicals, she was hired to understudy Betty Hutton in "Panama Hattie." Hutton`s measles gave Allyson a shot at a performance and she impressed director George Abbott so much that he gave her a role in his next musical, "Best Foot Forward." She was subsequently hired by MGM to recreate her role in the screen version. The studio realized what it had in her and offered her a contract.
Her smoky voice and winning personality made her very popular and she made more than a score of films for MGM, most often in musicals and comedies. She became a box-office attraction, paired with many of the major stars of the day. In 1945, she married actor-director Dick Powell, with whom she occasionally co-starred. Following Powell`s death from cancer in 1963, she retreated somewhat from film work, appearing only infrequently on screen and slightly more often in television films. Occasional nightclub appearances and commercials were her only other public performances since, and she died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis on July 8, 2006, after a long illness.
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Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Edgar Bergan, Claudette Colbert, Francis Bergan, Kathryn Grayson, Judy Garland, Jane Wyman, Nancy Davis, Gloria DeHaven, Ann Rutherford, Ronald Reagan
Arthur Peters (step father)
Harry Geisman (grandfather), Anna Hafner (grandmother)
June Allyson  (New York: Putnams)
Pamela Allyson Powell (Adopted daughter in 1948), Richard Powell, Jr (Son)
June Allyson (October 7, 1917 – July 8, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer.
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(1980s) TV commercials: Wilson's Stores, (1985-2000) Print ads, radio & TV commercials for Depend Absorbent Incontinence Undergarments
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passed away on 8th Jul 2006 aged 88. |||
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June Allyson passed away on 8th Jul 2006 aged 88.
June Allyson was previously married to Dr. David Ashrow (1976 - 2006), Glenn Maxwell (1963 - 1970) and Dick Powell (1945 - 1963).
She was also in relationships with Dirk Wayne Summers (1962 - 1975), Alan Ladd (1950 - 1955), Dean Martin (1948), John F. Kennedy (1935 - 1945), Charles Walters, Van Johnson, Johnny Stompanato, Peter Lawford, Tommy Mitchell and Robert Walker.
June Allyson had 2 children, Pamela (68) and Dick Jr. (65).
June Allyson is a 88 year old American Actress. Born Eleanor Geisman on 7th October, 1917 in Bronx, New York and educated at Theodore Roosevelt, she is famous for Little girl with the big voice in Best Foot Forward in a career that spans 1938–2001. Her zodiac sign is Libra.
June Allyson was in 14 on-screen matchups, notably with Dick Powell in The Reformer and the Redhead (1950), Gene Kelly in The Three Musketeers (1948), James Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story (1953), Cornel Wilde in Woman's World (1954) and David Niven in My Man Godfrey (1957).
June Allyson is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from the Bronx,
American female dancers and
Actresses from New York City.
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