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Also Known As: Ellen Evangeline Hovick Died: March 28, 2010
Born: November 8, 1912 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, model, vaudevillian

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Her childhood as Baby June, vaudeville headliner, was immortalized on Broadway in the 1959 musical "Gypsy," in which both June Havoc and her older sister, Louise - who would become burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee - were driven by the ultimate stage mother, Rose Hovick, to become stars. Havoc went on to have a career in TV and films, proving to be a capable actress, even if she never reached the top ranks of Hollywood stars. Blonde-haired and blue-eyed, Havoc was best remembered for her work in the 1940 Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and for such feature films as "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), in which she played Miss Wales, the Jewish secretary of Gregory Peck who changes her name and finds herself accused of anti-Semitism.

Her childhood as Baby June, vaudeville headliner, was immortalized on Broadway in the 1959 musical "Gypsy," in which both June Havoc and her older sister, Louise - who would become burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee - were driven by the ultimate stage mother, Rose Hovick, to become stars. Havoc went on to have a career in TV and films, proving to be a capable actress, even if she never reached the top ranks of Hollywood stars. Blonde-haired and blue-eyed, Havoc was best remembered for her work in the 1940 Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and for such feature films as "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), in which she played Miss Wales, the Jewish secretary of Gregory Peck who changes her name and finds herself accused of anti-Semitism.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) Aunt Clara
2.
 Can't Stop The Music (1980) Helen Morell
3.
 Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) J Edgar Hoover'S Mother
4.
 Three for Jamie Dawn (1956) Lorrie Delacourt
5.
 Lady Possessed (1952) Jean Wilson
6.
 Follow the Sun (1951) Norma Williams
7.
 Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950) Maggie Roberts
8.
 Once a Thief (1950) Margie [Foster]
9.
 The Story of Molly X (1949) Molly X
10.
 Red, Hot and Blue (1949) Sandra
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1918:
At age two, began playing bit roles in silent screen comedy shorts
1921:
By age five, was headliner in vaudeville
1936:
Made Broadway debut
1940:
Scored Broadway success in "Pal Joey"
1941:
Made "adult" return to film in "Four Jacks and a Jill"
1947:
Co-starred in "Gentleman's Agreement"
1949:
Made TV debut on "Fireside Theatre"
1954:
Starred on sitcom "Willy" (CBS)
:
Appeared as panelist on "The Last Word" (CBS)
1959:
Published autobiography <i>Early Havoc</i>
1963:
Wrote and directed autobiographical "Marathon 33" on Broadway
:
Hosted the syndicated talk show "The June Havoc Show/More Havoc"
1985:
Performed on London stage in "An Unexpected Evening With June Havoc"
1990:
Played Madolyn Markham on "General Hospital"
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Notes

Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2001.

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husband:
Bobby. Dancer. Married when Hovac was aged 13; divorced.
husband:
Donald Gibbs. Divorced.
husband:
William Spier. Director, radio producer. Married January 25, 1948.

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mother:
Rose Hovick. Stage mother; subject of musical "Gypsy" based on Gypsy Rose Lee's autobiography.
sister:
Gypsy Rose Lee. Ecdysiast, author, talk show host.

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"Early Havoc"
"More Havoc"

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