June Allyson Net Worth

June Allyson Net Worth is
$10 Million

June Allyson Biography

A global known Actress June Allyson born about Sunday, October 07, 1917

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJune Allyson
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1917
DiedJuly 8, 2006, Ojai, California, United States
Height1.55 m
Weight99 lbs.
ProfessionActor, Dancer, Singer
SpouseDavid Ashrow, Alfred Glenn Maxwell, Dick Powell
ChildrenPamela Allyson Powell, Richard Keith Powell Jr.
ParentsRobert Geisman, Clara Josephine Provost
SiblingsHenry Geisman, Arthur Peters
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Grand Jury Prize
NominationsGolden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
MoviesLittle Women, The Glenn Miller Story, Two Girls and a Sailor, Strategic Air Command, The Stratton Story, Too Young to Kiss, Till the Clouds Roll By, Best Foot Forward, The Opposite Sex, The McConnell Story, The Bride Goes Wild, High Barbaree, Executive Suite, Two Sisters from Boston, Music for Millions, Good News, Words and Music, The Reformer and the Redhead, Remains to Be Seen, They Only Kill Their Masters, The Shrike, Battle Circus, Her Highness and the Bellboy, You Can't Run Away from It, The Sailor Takes a Wife, Right Cross, A Stranger In My Arms, The Three Musketeers, The Secret Heart, Meet the People, That's Entertainment! III, Woman's World, The Girl in White, Interlude, My Man Godfrey, The Kid with the Broken Halo, Letters from Three Lovers, Curse of the Black Widow, See the Man Run, Three on a Date, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun, Blackout, Ups and Downs
TV ShowsThe DuPont Show with June Allyson

Interesting Facts

1 She was a heavy smoker until the 1970s.
2 June Allyson confessed, in her autobiography, that she had a short-term relationship with a young John F. Kennedy.
3 Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Too Young to Kiss (1951). The others, in chronological order, are: Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
4 Allyson claims, in her autobiography, that in the roman a clef "Center Door Fancy", written by husband Dick Powell's first wife Joan Blondell, the character of "Amy" is a thinly-disguised version of her. It has been theorized by film historian Michael Buckley that "Amy" is an anagram for May, the month just before June.
5 In May 2014, she was honored as Turner Classic Movie's Star of the Month.
6 Initially wanted to be a doctor, and got into acting merely as a way to make money to pay for medical school. She ended up sticking with it, and instead paid for her brother to become a doctor. She took a lifelong interest in health and medical research.
7 Her father was of German descent. Her mother had Dutch and Channel Islands (Guernsey) ancestry.
8 Was a fan of the mystery writer Agatha Christie, so much in fact that her personal library consisted of every novel that Christie ever wrote. She also cited the Christie character Jane Marple to be her favorite female detective.
9 She was fan of the TV shows Touched by an Angel (1994), Mad About You (1992), and Law & Order (1990).
10 Her favorite actors were Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, and Meg Ryan.
11 Was close friends with: Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Claudette Colbert, Kathryn Grayson, Judy Garland, Jane Wyman, Gloria DeHaven, Ann Rutherford, James Stewart, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reagan.
12 In the 1980s, 1990's, and early 2000's, she was the spokeswomen for Depend undergarments.
13 After filming The Secret Heart (1946) together, June and her co-star, Claudette Colbert, became great friends. Claudette became godmother to June's daughter, Pamela Powell.
14 Stepmother of Norman S. Powell and Ellen Powell.
15 She had one sibling, a brother named Henry Allyson Geisman, who was born November 22, 1915 in New York, NY and died Jan 6, 1995 in Riverside, CA.
16 Her father, Robert Geisman, was born in Roanoke, VA on September 29, 1892 and died in Ventura County, California on April 19, 1983 at the age of 90. Her mother, Clara Josephine Provost, was born in New York, NY on October 21, 1897 and died on April 23, 1994 in Ventura County, California at the age of 97.
17 In December 1993, June Allyson dedicated the Holland-America Line cruise ship the MS Maasdam.
18 Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1537 Vine Street.
19 She initially turned down the opportunity to be a celebrity spokesperson for Depends undergarments because "it was not a very pleasant subject". Reportedly, her mother changed her mind because she convinced Allyson that she could actually help people with a very real and widespread problem that they were too embarrassed to talk about with friends or family.
20 When she married Alfred Glenn Maxwell, her family allowance from the estate of Dick Powell was reduced from $5,000 per month to $2,500 per month.
21 She was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
22 June married Dr. David Ashrow, a retired dentist-turned actor in October of 1976. June and David toured the country together in the late seventies/early eighties in the stage play "My Daughter, Your Son" to fine reviews. A few years earlier, June starred in the same show with her son Dick Powell Jr..
23 Could cry on cue, a talent she shared with Margaret O'Brien. Allyson's method for triggering tears was to "try very, very hard not to cry . . . So the more I thought about not crying the more I cried." According to Allyson, during O'Brien's death scene in Little Women (1949), they "could not stop" crying.
24 Daughter Pamela Powell born June 18, 1948. She was adopted in August 1948.
25 Son Dick Powell Jr. born December 24, 1950.
26 Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). The film footage showed Miss Allyson on stage at the Academy Awards smiling and laughing.
27 Good friend of James Stewart and played his wife in three different films.
28 In Italy, her films were dubbed mainly by Miranda Bonansea. As she matured, she was dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta and Rina Morelli. She was once dubbed by Andreina Pagnani in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), released in Italy after the war.
29 Married to husband David Ashrow at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California, in October 1976. There is a photograph of the wedding party hanging at the historic hotel garden to this day.
30 Along with her husband Dick Powell, she persuaded future President of the United States Ronald Reagan to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1962.
31 Longtime friend of Esther Williams.
32 In 1945, Harvard Lampoon voted her worst actress of the year. That year's worst actor was regular co-star Van Johnson.
33 When she was eight years old, she was crushed by a falling tree limb while riding a bicycle. She wore a back brace for four years and taught herself to dance by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies. She was told that the accident would prevent her from having children. Her first child, Pamela Powell, was adopted in 1948. In 1950, however, she gave normal birth to her son, Dick Powell Jr..
34 Her father, an alcoholic, abandoned the family when she was six months old.
35 Her second husband, Glenn Maxwell, was Dick Powell's former barber. Her last husband, David Ashrow, who survived her, was a retired dentist turned actor.
36 Filed for divorce once during her marriage to Dick Powell, but the turbulent marriage lasted until his death from cancer in 1963. She struggled with alcoholism following his death which may have triggered a custody battle against her mother.
37 Very seldom was able to break out of her spry "goody two shoes" types. The couple of times she did, however, were extreme. She played a harsh, cold-hearted wife to José Ferrer in The Shrike (1955) who nags him to the point of a nervous breakdown. Audiences would not accept her in the role and the movie failed at the box office. Another time she played a lesbian murderess in They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), one of her final films.
38 Separated from Powell once when she fell in love with actor Alan Ladd during filming of The McConnell Story (1955). Ladd was also married at the time.
39 Mother of Dick Powell Jr., and Pamela Powell from her marriage to Dick Powell.
40 She was a valued resource in preserving information about Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Hollywood's golden years. She was a spokesperson on the issue of incontinence, and was instrumental in establishing the June Allyson Foundation for Public Awareness and Medical Research. She and her husband, Dr. David Ashrow, actively supported fund-raising efforts for both the James Stewart and Judy Garland museums. Stewart and Garland were both close friends.
41 After her film career was over, she continued to do occasional Broadway & off-Broadway plays, television appearances and commercials, including her famous Depends commercials, from the 1960s through the 1990s.
42 Witnessed Joan Crawford's cruel treatment of her daughter Christina Crawford and claims the book and film adaptation Mommie Dearest (1981) are honest accounts of how Joan treated her children.
43 After the death of first husband Dick Powell, she went through a bitter court battle with her mother over custody of her son Dick Powell Jr., and adopted daughter Pamela Powell. Reports at the time revealed that Dirk Wayne Summers was named legal guardian for Dick and Pamela, as a result of a court petition.
44 From 1963 to 1975, she had a long term, ill-fated romance with writer/director Dirk Wayne Summers, often announcing to the press that the couple would be married soon. She and Summers were the lead item in Walter Winchell's then influential column more than a few times. They often traveled together through Europe. Although Summers apparently loved her and their life together, he refused her many proposals of marriage, much to her chagrin. Members of the nascent jet-set, they were frequently seen in Cap d'Antibes, Madrid, Rome and London, where they called Hugh M. Hefner's borrowed Mayfair penthouse home.
45 She was just 5' 1" and weighed 99 lbs. in 1945.
46 Was a good friend of Judy Garland. They were both under contract at MGM in the 1940s, and Judy used to give June rides in Judy's car to the studio whenever possible. In interviews after Garland's passing, Allyson said that she could hardly talk about Garland without getting tears in her eyes because she was such a special lady who didn't have appropriate help available to her in her lifetime.
47 On contract to MGM for 12 years.


1 Her husky speaking and singing voice


1 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.
2 If you see someone without a smile, give him yours.
3 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.
4 [assessing her appeal as a performer] 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.
5 [on Joan Crawford] I tried to be a good listener. I decided that was what she wanted all along - not so much a friend as an audience.
6 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.
7 In real life I'm a poor dressmaker and a terrible cook - anything in fact but the perfect wife.


All June Allyson pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1537 Vine Street.
1955 Most Popular Female Star Photoplay Awards
1954 Special Jury Prize Venice Film Festival Executive Suite (1954) Mary Adams

Virginia Brissac

Louis Calhern

Tim Considine

Paul Douglas

Nina Foch

William Holden

Dean Jagger

Lucy Knoch

Fredric March

William Phipps

Walter Pidgeon

Harry Shannon

Barbara Stanwyck

Edgar Stehli

Shelley Winters
1952 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1955 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1954 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Glenn Miller Story (1954)



The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959-1960 TV Series Sister Mary Ann / Nancy Evans / Vivian Wadron / ...
A Stranger in My Arms 1959 Christina Beasley
My Man Godfrey 1957 Irene Bullock
Interlude 1957 Helen Banning
You Can't Run Away from It 1956 Ellen 'Ellie' Andrews
The Opposite Sex 1956 Kay Ashley Hilliard
The McConnell Story 1955 Pearl 'Butch' Brown
The Shrike 1955 Ann Downs
Strategic Air Command 1955 Sally Holland
Woman's World 1954 Katie Baxter
Executive Suite 1954 Mary Blemond Walling
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 Helen Burger
Remains to Be Seen 1953 Jody Revere
Battle Circus 1953 Lt. Ruth McGara
The Girl in White 1952 Dr. Emily Dunning
Too Young to Kiss 1951 Cynthia Potter
Right Cross 1950 Pat O'Malley
The Reformer and the Redhead 1950 Kathleen Maguire
The Stratton Story 1949 Ethel
Little Women 1949 Jo
Words and Music 1948 June Allyson
The Three Musketeers 1948 Constance
The Bride Goes Wild 1948 Martha Terryton
Good News 1947 Connie Lane
High Barbaree 1947 Nancy Frazer
The Secret Heart 1946 Penny Addams
Till the Clouds Roll By 1946 Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
Two Sisters from Boston 1946 Martha Canford Chandler
The Sailor Takes a Wife 1945 Mary Hill
Her Highness and the Bellboy 1945 Leslie Odell
Music for Millions 1944 Barbara Ainsworth
Meet the People 1944 Annie
Two Girls and a Sailor 1944 Patsy Deyo
Girl Crazy 1943 Specialty Singer
Thousands Cheer 1943 June Allyson
Best Foot Forward 1943 Ethel
All Girl Revue 1940 Short Mayor
Rollin' in Rhythm 1939 Short Band Vocalist
The Knight Is Young 1938 Short June
The Prisoner of Swing 1938 Short Princess
Sing for Sweetie 1938 Short Sally Newton
Dates and Nuts 1937 Short Wilma Brown - Herman's Girl
Dime a Dance 1937 Short Harriet
Ups and Downs 1937 Short June Daily
Pixilated 1937 Short
Swing for Sale 1937 Short
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun 2001 Joey's Grandma
These Old Broads 2001 TV Movie Lady in Hotel (uncredited)
Burke's Law 1995 TV Series Shelly Knox
Pros and Cons 1991 TV Series
Wilfrid's Special Christmas 1989 TV Movie Miss Nancy
Airwolf 1986 TV Series Martha Stewart
Crazy Like a Fox 1986 TV Series Neva
Misfits of Science 1985 TV Series Bessie
Murder, She Wrote 1984 TV Series Katie Simmons
Hart to Hart 1984 TV Series Elizabeth Tisdale
The Love Boat 1978-1983 TV Series Shirley Walsh / Audrey Wilder
Simon & Simon 1982 TV Series Margaret Wells
The Kid with the Broken Halo 1982 TV Movie Dorothea Powell
House Calls 1980 TV Series Florence Alexander
The Incredible Hulk 1979 TV Series Dr. Kate Lowell
Blackout 1978 Mrs. Grant
Vega$ 1978 TV Series Loretta Ochs
Three on a Date 1978 TV Movie Marge Emery
Curse of the Black Widow 1977 TV Movie Olga
Switch 1977 TV Series Dr. Trampler
Letters from Three Lovers 1973 TV Movie Monica
They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 Mrs. Watkins
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series Mrs. Ruth Desmond
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series
See the Man Run 1971 TV Movie Helene Spencer
The Name of the Game 1968 TV Series Joanne Robins
Burke's Law 1963 TV Series Jean Samson
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962-1963 TV Series Rosalind Cramer / Jeri Brenr / Julie Stevens
Zane Grey Theater 1960 TV Series Stella


That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary performer: "Cleopatterer" 1917, "The Three B's" 1941 - uncredited
MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary performer: "Thou Swell" 1927, "The Varsity Drag" 1927, "The French Lesson" 1947 - uncredited
You Can't Run Away from It 1956 performer: "Howdy Friends and Neighbors", "Thumbin' A Ride", "Temporarily"
The Opposite Sex 1956 performer: "Young Man With a Horn", "A Perfect Love", "Now Baby Now" - uncredited
Remains to Be Seen 1953 performer: "Too Marvelous for Words", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goo' Bye!" - uncredited
Little Women 1949 performer: "Merry Christmastime Is Here", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 1850 - uncredited
Words and Music 1948 performer: "Thou Swell"
Good News 1947 performer: "Lucky in Love", "The French Lesson", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "Varsity Drag" - uncredited
Till the Clouds Roll By 1946 performer: "Till The Clouds Roll By", "Cleopatterer", "Leave It to Jane" - uncredited
Two Sisters from Boston 1946 performer: "After the Show" 1946 - uncredited
Meet the People 1944 performer: "I Like to Recognize the Tune" 1939
Two Girls and a Sailor 1944 performer: "Sweet and Lovely" 1931, "A Tisket, a Tasket" 1938, "A Love Like Ours" 1943, "The Young Man with a Horn" 1944 - uncredited
Girl Crazy 1943 performer: "Treat Me Rough" 1930 - uncredited
Thousands Cheer 1943 performer: "In a Little Spanish Town" - uncredited
Best Foot Forward 1943 performer: "Wish I May" 1941, "The Three B's" 1941
All Girl Revue 1940 Short performer: "We've Got to Make the City Pretty"
The Knight Is Young 1938 Short performer: "What Do You Hear from the Mob in Scotland?", "Bob White Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?" - uncredited
The Prisoner of Swing 1938 Short performer: "Pardon Me If I Say It with My Feet" - uncredited
Ups and Downs 1937 Short performer: "Rhythm Personality", "The Dancing Financier" - uncredited


That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals 2004 Video documentary short Herself
American Masters 2004 TV Series documentary Herself - Actor
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years 2001 Video documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2001 TV Series Herself
Biography 1997-2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Private Screenings 1998 TV Series Herself
Inside the Dream Factory 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen 1994 Video documentary Herself
Reflections on the Silver Screen 1994 TV Series Herself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Herself
MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With 1991 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala 1990 TV Movie Herself
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1989 TV Special documentary Herself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Performer: Separate Lives
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Movie Herself
Hour Magazine 1982 TV Series Herself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1982 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1980 TV Series Herself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart 1978 TV Special Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1972-1978 TV Series Herself - Panelist
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Bob Braun Show 1974 TV Series Herself - Actress
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1972 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show 1971 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1971 TV Series Herself - Actress / Herself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1970 TV Series Herself / Herself - Singer
Personality 1968 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
I'll Bet 1965 TV Series Herself
You Don't Say 1965 TV Series Herself
The Celebrity Game 1965 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1964 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
The Judy Garland Show 1963 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1963 TV Series Herself
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962-1963 TV Series Herself - Host
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1963 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Best TV Program
What's My Line? 1954-1961 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself - Cameo Appearance
I've Got a Secret 1961 TV Series Herself - Guest
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959-1961 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Ann Lawson / Stephanie Cate / ...
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Herself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Special Effects
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show 1957 TV Movie Herself
Person to Person 1955 TV Series documentary Herself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Sheilah Graham in Hollywood 1955 TV Series Herself
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Herself
The Arthur Murray Party 1951 TV Series Herself - Actress

Archive Footage

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary Herself
A Life in Words and Music 2007 Video short Herself
Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Memorial Tribute
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam
Private Screenings 2006 TV Series Barbara Ainsworth - 'Music For Millions'
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Herself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary Clip from 'Words and Music'
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Herself
The Judy Garland Show 1964 TV Series Herself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars 1956 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Connie Lane
Twenty Years After 1944 Short
The Birth of a Star 1944 Short Dancer, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (as June Allison)

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