June Allyson

Her Life and Career


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About the Book

June Allyson (1917–2006) was an American film, television and stage actress, singer, dancer and author. After appearing in movie shorts and on Broadway as a chorus girl and featured player, she became an A-list box office attraction in the 1940s and 1950s in films like The Three Musketeers (1948), Little Women (1949), The Glen Miller Story (1954) and Strategic Air Command (1955). She went on to host and star in her own television anthology series from 1959 to 1961, and made many appearances in films in television shows. This first biography of Allyson covers her life and career, and features an appendix of her work.

About the Author(s)

Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several film books. He lives in Gosford, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Shelley
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 210
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8768-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4864-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Beginning 5
2. Hollywood 21
3. Marriage to Dick Powell 45
4. Little Women 65
5. The Glenn Miller Story 90
6. You Can’t Run Away from It 114
7. Divorce 134
8. David Ashrow 150
9. That’s Entertainment! III 175
Appendix 183
Bibliography 191
Index 201