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Also Known As: Died: July 8, 2006
Born: October 7, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York Profession: Cast ...
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At age eight, injured when tree limb fell on her; wore braces for four years
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Entered Amateur Night dance contests in the Bronx
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Performed in chorus line of Broadway musical, "Sing Out the News" at age 20
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Danced in chorus line at Copacabana nightclub in NYC
1937:
Appeared in Vitaphone short films; debut, "Swing For Sale"
1938:
Worked in educational films
1939:
Acted in the stage musical "Very Warm for May", directed by Vincente Minnelli
1940:
Understudied Betty Hutton in the stage musical "Panama Hattie", starring Ethel Merman
1941:
Garnered attention in a prominent supporting role in the Broadway musical, "Best Foot Forward", choreographed by Gene Kelly
1943:
First feature film as actress, "Best Foot Foward", recreating her stage role
1944:
Established as a star with the musical films, "Music for Millions" and "Two Girls and a Sailor", the latter her first opposite Van Johnson
1946:
Starred in first dramatic film, "The Secret Heart"
1948:
Last appearance in a musical until the mid-1950s, near the end of her contract with MGM, "Words and Music", in which she was one of many guest stars; performed the song, "Thou Swell"; for the rest of her career, concentrated on comedies and dramas
1953:
Last of five films opposite Van Johnson, "Remains to Be Seen"
1955:
Made annual exhibitors poll, sponsored by the "Motion Picture Herald", of the top ten boxoffice stars; placed 9th
1956:
Last film for MGM for many years, "The Opposite Sex"; film was also her last musical
1959:
Played last feature starring role in "Stranger in My Arms"; was also last film for 13 years
1959:
Starred in the TV anthology series, "The June Allyson Show"
1970:
Succeeded Julie Harris as star of the Broadway play "40 Carats"; first stage role in two decades
1972:
Returned to films in "They Only Kill Their Masters"
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Headlined the national tour of the stage musical "No, No Nanette" in the 1970s
1978:
Made one-shot return to films in "Blackout"
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Began appearing opposite third husband in the stage play "My Daughter, Your Son"
1984:
Signed long-term contract with Kimberly Clark to be a commercial spokesperson for the company's products Depends & Poise
1990:
Last film acting role in ""Stranger in My House"
1994:
Was one of the hosts of the musical compilation documentary, "That's Entertainment III"

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