June Allyson – A Pictorial


“If you see someone without a smile, give him yours.” ~ June Allyson


June Allyson

“MGM was my mother and father, mentor and guide, my all-powerful and benevolent crutch. When I left them, it was like walking into space.” ~ June Allyson


June Allyson

“I couldn’t dance, and, Lord knows, I couldn’t sing, but I got by somehow. Richard Rodgers was always keeping them from firing me.” ~ June Allyson


June Allyson

“I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don’t sing like Judy Garland. I don’t dance like Cyd Charisse. But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they’d take me home to meet Mom.” ~ June Allison assessing her appeal as a performer.


June Allyson and husband Dick Powell with Junior and Pamela 1951

“The only parental authority I had was the studio. When I was a star, there was always somebody with me, to guard me. I was not allowed to be photographed with a cigarette, a drink, a cup of coffee or even a glass of water because someone might think it was liquor. When I left the studio I was already married and had two children, but I felt as sad as a child leaving home for the first time.” ~ June Allyson


June Allyson and Esther Williams hold their sons, Dick Powell Jr. and Kim Gage ca.1951-52

“In real life I’m a poor dressmaker and a terrible cook, anything in fact but the perfect wife.” ~ June Allyson


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3 Responses to “June Allyson – A Pictorial”

  1. […] you see someone without a smile, give him yours.” June Allyson […]

  2. […] Girls And A Sailor” (MGM 1944)  stars June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven as sisters who perform as a song and dance team that headline at the New York […]

  3. […] June Allyson was an American film and television actress who was popular in the 1940s and 1950s. A major MGM contract star, Allyson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Too Young to Kiss” (1951). From 1959–1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own CBS anthology series, “The DuPont Show with June Allyson”. […]

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