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June Allyson (Eleanor Geisman)

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Biography

The Bronx, New York, USA
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace. Swimming therapy slowly gave her mobility again, and she began to study dance as well. She entered dance contests after high school and earned roles in several musical short films. In 1938, she made her Broadway debut in the musical "Sing Out the News. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Patsy Deyo

Two Girls and a Sailor 1944

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Character: Barbara Ainsworth

Music for Millions 1944

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Character: Leslie Odell

Her Highness and the Bellboy 1945

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Character: Jane Witherspoon / Lou Ellen Carter

Till the Clouds Roll By 1946

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Character: Penny Addams

The Secret Heart 1946

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Character: Martha Canford Chandler

Two Sisters from Boston 1946

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Character: Jody Revere

Remains to Be Seen 1953

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Character: Katie Baxter

Woman's World 1954

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Character: Mary Blemond Walling

Executive Suite 1954

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Character: Sally Holland

Strategic Air Command 1955

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Character: Pearl 'Butch' Brown

The McConnell Story 1955

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Character: Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews

You Can't Run Away from It 1956

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Character: Helen Banning

Interlude 1957

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Character: Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Clip from 'Words and Music'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Joey's Grandma

A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun 2001

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Character: Dr. Kate Lowell

The Incredible Hulk 1978

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Character: Elizabeth Tisdale

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: Jean Samson

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Florence Alexander

House Calls 1979

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Character: Loretta Ochs

Vega$ 1978

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