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June Allyson

June Allyson in Good News (1947).
Birth name Ella Geisman
Born October 7, 1917
Flag of United States The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died July 8, 2006, age 88
Ojai, California

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Biography

Early life

Allyson was born Ella Geisman[1] in the Bronx, New York City to Clara Provost and Robert Geisman on October 7, 1917. Her paternal grandparents, Harry Geisman and Anna Hafner, were immigrants from Germany,[1] although Allyson has claimed that her last name was originally "Van Geisman", and was of Dutch origin.[2] Her father worked as a janitor, June was 6 when her alcoholic father left. Her mother worked as a telephone operator and restaurant cashier. Allyson was brought up in near poverty. At 8, a dead tree branch fell on her while she was bicycling. Several bones were broken, and doctors said she would never walk again. She underwent months of swimming exercises and regained her health. [3] The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... A janitors bucket with mop A janitor is a person who takes care of a building, such as a school, office building, or apartment block. ...


Career

After graduating from a wheelchair to crutches to braces, she was inspired to dance by obsessively watching Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movies. Fully recovered, she tried out for a chorus job in the Broadway show "Sing out the News." The choreographer gave her a job and a new name: Allyson, a family name, and June, for the month.[1]


She made her Broadway chorus-line debut in 1938 in the musical Sing Out the News. After her appearance in Best Foot Forward in 1941, she was selected for the 1943 film version, and followed it up with several other musicals, including Two Sisters from Boston (1946) and Good News (1947). She also played straight roles such as Constance in The Three Musketeers (1948), the tomboy Jo March in Little Women (1949), and Glenn Miller's wife in The Glenn Miller Story (1953). June was very adept at opening the waterworks on cue, and many of her films incorporated a crying scene. Fellow MGM player [[Margaret O'Brien]] recalled that she and Allyson were known as "the town criers." Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Good News is a musical comedy which opened on Broadway in 1927, set on the campus of the fictional Tait College. The book was by Buddy DeSylva and Laurence Schwab, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson. ... // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... For other uses, see The Three Musketeers (disambiguation). ... See also: 1947 in film 1948 1949 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Red Shoes, (55th in year of release, lifetime box office would place it in first) The Road to Rio Easter Parade Red River The Three Musketeers, Johnny... Little Women (1868) is a novel by Louisa May Alcott published on September 30, 1868, concerning the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. ... Little Women (1886) is a novel by Louisa May Alcott published on September 30, 1868, concerning the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 — presumably December 15, 1944), was an American jazz musician and bandleader in the swing era. ... The Glenn Miller Story is a rather boring 1953 movie about a guy who always appeared as boring himself, except for the swinging music he arranged and conducted. ... See also: 1952 in film 1953 1954 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events September 16 - The Robe debuts as the first anamorphic, widescreen CinemaScope film. ...


In 1950, June Allyson had been signed to appear opposite Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, but had to leave the production due to pregnancy. (She was replaced initially by Judy Garland, and later Jane Powell.) Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska[1], was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Royal Wedding (MGM) is a 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, and stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of... Jane Powell (born April 1, 1929) is an American singer, entertainer and actor. ...


Allyson was a very popular motion picture star in the 1940s and 1950s. She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the comedy Too Young To Kiss in 1951. In 1955, she was named the ninth most popular movie star in the annual Quigley Exhibitor's Poll, and the second most popular female star (behind Grace Kelly). After her film career ended in the late 1950s, Allyson starred on television as hostess and occasional star of The Dupont Show with June Allyson. The anthology series lasted two seasons. In later years the actress appeared on television shows such as Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote. The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco, née Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco on April 19, 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. ... For the television show, see The Love Boat The Overseas Chinese Youth Language Training and Study Tour to the Republic of China is a three month summer program for about 500 college-age overseas Chinese, which is much more commonly known among its participants as the Love Boat. ...


For the past 20 years, Allyson represented Kimberly-Clark Corp in commercials for Depend adult diapers, and championed the importance of research in urological and gynecological diseases in seniors.


For her contribution to the motion picture industry, June Allyson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1537 Vine Street. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Personal life

On August 19, 1945, Allyson caused Hollywood studio chiefs some consternation by marrying Dick Powell, who was 13 years her senior and had been previously married to Mildred Maund and Joan Blondell. They had two children, Pamela Allyson Powell (adopted through the Tennessee Children's Home Society in a adoption arranged by Georgia Tann) and Richard Powell, Jr. The couple briefly separated in 1961, but reconciled and remained married until his death on January 2, 1963, which led to Allyson's effective retirement from the screen. August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... ... Richard Ewing Dick Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, and director. ... Blondell in Nightmare Alley (1947) Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 - December 25, 1979) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Tennessee Childrens Home Society was an orphanage operated in the state of Tennessee during the first half of the 20th Century, and is most often associated with its Memphis branch operator Georgia Tann as an organization involved with the kidnapping of children and their illegal adoptions. ... Georgia Tann (died 1950) operated the Tennessee Childrens Home Society in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s until a federal investigation closed the institution in 1950. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Following Powell's death, she went though a bitter court battle with her mother over custody of her children, Ricky and Pamela. Reports at the time revealed that writer/director Dirk Summers, with whom Allyson was romantically involved from 1963 to 1975, was named legal guardian for Ricky and Pamela as a result of a court petition. Members of the nascent jet-set, Allyson and Summers were frequently seen in Cap d'Antibes, Madrid, Rome and London. However, the relationship did not last. Allyson twice married and divorced Powell's barber, Alfred Glenn Maxwell, whom she claimed physically abused her. During this time, Allyson struggled with alcoholism, which she overcame in the mid-seventies. She was married to David Ashrow, a dentist turned actor, from 1976 until her death. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Jet set is a term used to describe an international social group of wealthy people, who organize and participate in social activities all around the world which are unreachable to ordinary people. ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Allyson returned to the Broadway stage in 1970 in the play Forty Carats and later toured in a production of No, No Nanette. Broadway Playbill with June Allyson Forty Carats is a play by Jay Allen adapted from the French original by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy. ... No, No, Nanette is a Broadway musical first produced in 1925 by H.H Frazee, who financed the production, at least in part, by selling baseball superstar Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees five years earlier (Frazee owned the Boston Red Sox at the time). ...


Dick Powell had been a major television player with his own production company, Four Star, owning several network shows. When he died, Allyson was left very well off and didn't need to work. She occasionally made appearances on talk and variety shows, but gained newfound celebrity in the 1990s as spokeswoman for Depend adult diapers. Her name made the headlines again when actor-turned-agent Marty Ingels publicly charged Allyson with not paying his large commission on the Depend deal. Allyson counter-charged that Ingels was harassing her with dozens of phone calls daily and nightly. Depend is a brand name for a sort of adult diaper marketed to those afflicted with urinary or fecal incontinence. ... Marty Ingels was best known as the voice of many cartoon characters with his scratchy, unique voice. ...


Allyson had been in failing health since undergoing a hip-replacement surgery and died at her home in Ojai, California on July 8, 2006. She was 88 years old. Her death was a result of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis. Her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, was at her side. Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced ) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Trivia

Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV). The film footage showed Miss Allyson on stage at the Academy Awards smiling and laughing.


Filmography

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Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Thousands Cheer was an American musical-comedy released by MGM in 1943. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Girl Crazy is a theater musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Till The Clouds Roll By is an American musical-biographical film released by MGM in 1946. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Good News is a musical comedy which opened on Broadway in 1927, set on the campus of the fictional Tait College. The book was by Buddy DeSylva and Laurence Schwab, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... For other uses, see The Three Musketeers (disambiguation). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Words and Music was the title of a 1948 movie based on the lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Little Women (1949) directed by Mervyn LeRoy is based on Louisa May Alcotts novel of the same name. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Stratton Story is a (1949) film directed by Sam Wood which tells the story of Monty Stratton, a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Battle Circus is a 1953 film directed by Richard Brooks, who also wrote the screenplay. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Glenn Miller Story is a rather boring 1953 movie about a guy who always appeared as boring himself, except for the swinging music he arranged and conducted. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Executive Suite is a 1954 film starring William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters & Nina Foch. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Strategic Air Command was a movie released in 1955 starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Opposite Sex (1956) is a musical remake of the 1939 classic comedy The Women. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... They Only Kill Their Masters is a 1972 mystery movie starring James Garner, with a supporting cast featuring Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Peter Lawford, Edmond OBrien, and Arthur OConnell. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The term blackout in peacetime refers to a cessation of electrical energy through electric power transmission systems. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about the 1974 MGM documentary film. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ a b According to the 1920 U.S. census. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ Cnn.com. CNN LARRY KING LIVE: June Allyson Discusses Her Career. Retrieved on July 10, 2006.
  3. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/10/obit.allyson.ap/index.html

July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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June Allyson (born October 7, 1917) is an American actress, popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
On August 19, 1945, Allyson caused Hollywood studio chiefs some consternation by marrying Dick Powell, who was 13 years her senior and had been previously married to Mildred Maund and Joan Blondell.
Allyson counter-charged that Ingels was harrassing her with dozens of phone calls daily and nightly.
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