June Havoc

Birthday: Nov 8, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
The sister of the notorious stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, with whom she was driven into performance by an ambitious stage mother, June Havoc began playing bits in silent film shorts at age two, eventually appearing in 24 Hal Roach comedies. She was earning $1500 a week as a vaudeville headliner by the time she was five. At age 13, she married the first of three husbands, and in her late teens, during the Depression and the demise of vaudeville, she modeled and participated in dance marathons (she still holds a record for marathon dancing in 1933), then went on to perform in Catskill Mountain resorts and in stock. In 1936 she made her Broadway debut. Four years later, she scored a big success in the 1940 production of Pal Joey, after which she was invited to Hollywood. She debuted onscreen as an adult in 1941, and over the next decade played leads and second leads in many films. However, Havoc never became a top star and found herself cast in routine films; she rarely appeared onscreen after 1952. Her stage work was more successful, and in 1944 she won a Donaldson Award for Mexican Hayride; she also did much work on TV. She wrote and directed the autobiographical Broadway play Marathon 33 (1963), and authored an autobiography, Early Havoc (1959). She was portrayed as a juvenile stage performer in the Broadway show Gypsy and its screen version. She married actor-director William Spier.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Return to Salem's Lot Aunt Clara 1987
7% Can't Stop the Music Helen Morell 1980
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Hoover's Mother 1978
No Score Yet Follow the Sun Norma 1951
No Score Yet The Story of Molly X Molly X 1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Leona Purdy 1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me Gussie 1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain Karanova 1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement Elaine Wales 1947
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Trixie Summers 1945
No Score Yet Timber Queen Lil Boggs 1944
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle Leslie Quayle 1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello Beulah Clancy 1943
No Score Yet No Time for Love Darlene 1943
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen Effie Shelton 1942
No Score Yet Sing Your Worries Away Roxey Rochelle 1942
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill Opal 1941

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lady Abigail Thelma Vante
  • 1989
  • 1987

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