|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1909|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1987|
Actress, Singer, Dancer. A pretty blonde who had a long career, she is remembered for her roles in several dozen feature films on both sides of the Atlantic. Born Ina Parton a show business family, she made her vaudeville debut at seven billed as "Baby Tetrazini" and continued performing on stage until relocating to Hollywood in the late 1920s. After some uncredited walk-ons, June made her 'official' silver screen bow as Peggy Reynolds in 1929's "Tanned Legs". Among her numerous movie credits were "The Cuckoos" (1930), the 1932 "Back Street" with Irene Dunn, and 1933's "A Study in Scarlet" which featured Reginald Owen as Sherlock Holmes. Following her marriage to director Thornton Freeland, June moved to England in the mid-1930s where she was seen in British films and on the West End stage in such fare as "Lucky Break" (1934) and "The Flying Trapeze" (1935). Eventually dividing her time between Great Britain and America, June continued her film work and performed on Broadway as Annabel Lewis in the 1937 Harold Arlen-E.Y. Harburg anti-war musical comedy "Hooray for What!" as well as in 1941's "Banjo Eyes". She was seen in "Hollywood and Vine" (1945) and retired to Florida with her husband following her turn as Mrs. Forbes in the 1957 Joan Crawford feature "The Story of Esther Costello". In her later years June seldom granted interviews, preferring to leave her time before the public in the past. (bio by: Bob Hufford)
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Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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