Tuesday, February 9, 2010

JUNE HAVER the 'Pocket Grable".

June Haver, born in Rock Island, Illinois as Beverly Jane Stovenour. "June" was her nickname. She is best remembered in 20th Century-Fox musicals in the late 1940s, most The Dolly Sisters, with Betty Grable. She is also often linked to her second husband, actor Fred MacMurray.

Haver began singing on stage at the age of six. As a teenager she performed with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. In 1943 20th Century Fox, with her first starring role as Cri-Cri in Home In Indiana (1944). Later that year she co-starred with future husband, Fred MacMurray, in Where Do We Go From Here?, which was the only time they performed in a film together. During her career at Fox, Haver was to be the next Betty Grable (she was known as "Pocket Grable"). She co-starred with Grable in the film, The Dolly Sisters (1946). Unfortunately, her acting career was short lived. At the urging Ann Miller and Ann Rutherford, Haver joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the age of 75. June Haver has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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