Happy Birthday: June Allyson

Festival Reviews

juneallysonJune Allyson (1917–2006)

Born: October 7, 1917 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Died: July 8, 2006 (age 88) in Ojai, California, USA

Married to: David Ashrow (30 October 1976 – 8 July 2006) (her death)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (1 April 1966 – 17 March 1970) (divorced)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (13 October 1963 – 20 April 1965) (divorced)
Dick Powell (19 August 1945 – 2 January 1963) (his death) (2 children)

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…

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