June Allyson

June Allyson

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Oct 07, 1917

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Vivacious blonde MGM star of the 1940s and '50s, in light comedies, musicals and romances, with a likably hoarse voice and a wistful girl-next-door quality. After a successful career on Broadway, Allyson appeared in several shorts and then made her feature debut, recreating her peppy ingenue role in the film version of the 1941 Broadway musical, "Best Foot Forward" (1943). Usually cast as sweet and wholesomely girlish types, Allyson brought an occasionally tomboyish quality to roles in films including "Good News" (1947) and "Little Women" (1949). She made a popular romantic team with the boyishly disarming Van Johnson, with whom she co-starred in five films ranging from the musical "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944) to the drama "High Barbaree" (1947) to the farce "The Bride Goes Wild" (1948). Allyson's singing voice also enhanced the appeal of such comic songs as "Thou Swell" and "Cleopatterer." Allyson later matured into supportive wife roles in the 1950s ("The Stratton Story" 1949, "The Glenn Miller Story" 1954, "Strategic Air Command" 1955), switching gears once to play the shrewish wife in "The Shrike" (1955). In the late 1950s, she turned to starring in a TV anthology drama, "The June Allyson Show," from 1959 to 1961. In later years Allyson did very occasional TV and film work and regularly made appearances in public and in the media to speak of the pleasures of the old Hollywood studio system (as in "That's Entertainment III" 1994). She was married to Dick Powell (with whom she co-starred in "Right Cross" and "The Reformer and the Redhead," both 1950) from 1945 until his death in 1963.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl, 3 Guys And A Gun Joey's Grandma (Character) - 2000
100% 82% That's Entertainment! III Herself (Character) $150.8K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid With the Broken Halo Dorothea Powell (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Date Marge Emery (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% Blackout Mrs. Grant (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vegas Loretta Ochs (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 33% Curse of the Black Widow Olga (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letters From Three Lovers Monica (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters Mrs. Watkins (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet See the Man Run Helene Spencer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Arms Christina Beasley (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 48% My Man Godfrey Irene Bullock (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude Helen Banning (Character) - 1957
20% 47% The Opposite Sex Kay (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 27% You Can't Run Away From It Ellen "Ellie" Andrews (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shrike Ann Downs (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 51% Strategic Air Command Sally Holland (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The McConnell Story Pearl `'Butch'` Brown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 64% A Woman's World Katie Baxter (Character) - 1954
100% 73% Executive Suite Mary Blemond Walling (Character) - 1954
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Helen Berger/Helen Miller (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remains to Be Seen Jody Revere (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 25% Battle Circus Lt. Ruth McGara (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in White Dr. Emily Dunning (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% Too Young to Kiss Cynthia Potter (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% The Reformer and the Redhead Kathleen "Kathy" Maguire (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 11% Right Cross Pat O'Malley (Character) - 1950
71% 83% Little Women Jo (Character) - 1949
86% 80% The Stratton Story Ethel (Character) - 1949
20% 63% Words and Music Alisande La Carteloise (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Goes Wild Martha Terryton (Character) - 1948
78% 74% The Three Musketeers Constance (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Barbaree Nancy Frazer (Character) - 1947
100% 79% Good News Connie Lane (Character) - 1947
100% 49% Till the Clouds Roll By Jane in "Leave it to Jane" (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Heart Penny Addams (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 50% Two Sisters From Boston Martha Canford Chandler (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor Takes a Wife Mary Hill (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Highness and the Bellboy Leslie Odell (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% Music for Millions Barbara Ainsworth (Character) - 1944
100% 84% Two Girls and a Sailor Patsy Deyo (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 20% Meet the People Annie (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% Best Foot Forward Ethel (Character) - 1943
100% 75% Girl Crazy Specialty Solo (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Girl Revue Mayor (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing for Sweetie Sally Newton (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prisoner of Swing Princess (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Knight Is Young June (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ups and Downs June Daily (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Shelly Knox (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Host 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960

QUOTES FROM June Allyson CHARACTERS

D'Artagnan says: I kissed the Queen's hand!

Constance Bonacieux says: Have you no higher ambitions?