June Haver

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Affectionately nicknamed "The Pocket Grable," June Haver was a lovely blonde leading lady whose charms were showcased in several of 20th Century Fox's Technicolor musicals. The petite actress first displayed her skills ... Read more »
Born: 06/09/1926 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Nest 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 (Movie)

Lucillia (Actor)

Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Home in Indiana (Movie)

Cri-Cri (Actor)

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Look for the Silver Lining (Movie)

Marilyn Miller (Actor)

Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Movie)

Doris Fisher (Actor)

The Dolly Sisters (Movie)

Rosie Dolly (Actor)

The Gang's All Here (Movie)

Maybelle (Actor)

Three Little Girls in Blue (Movie)

Pam (Actor)

Wake up and Dream (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Biography

Affectionately nicknamed "The Pocket Grable," June Haver was a lovely blonde leading lady whose charms were showcased in several of 20th Century Fox's Technicolor musicals. The petite actress first displayed her skills at the tender age of 11 as a genuine radio personality. Put under contract a few years later, she was soon co-starring in musicals like "Irish Eyes are Smiling" (1944) and "Where Do We Go from Here" (1945). Fox had hoped that the effortlessly charming Haver would prove to be Betty Grable's ideal replacement as queen of the lot and even paired her with their resident blonde bombshell in "The Dolly Sisters" (1945). However, after a bad marriage and the tragic death of her fiancé, Haver's dedication to the Catholic Church overruled her interest in show business. While still a box office draw, Haver asked to be let out of her Fox contract in 1953 so that she could serve the church as a nun. After a few months in a convent that left her in dire physical straits, she returned to Hollywood, but never again appeared in another film. Studio lore maintained that Fox had only ever planned to use her as a means of keeping Grable in line anyway, but Haver was able to fashion a perfectly solid career for herself regardless. Following some indecision in the early 1950s, her post-showbiz life spent happily married to TV favorite Fred MacMurray ended up being a perfectly happy and satisfying one for the classy beauty.

Relationships

Fred MacMurray Actor

Husband
Met on the set of "Where Do We Go From Here?" (1944); came out of a Catholic convent where she had gone to live after the death of her fiancé to marry MacMurray a year after his first wife's death Married June 28, 1954 until his death Nov. 5, 1991

Fred MacMurray

Husband
married from June 28, 1954 until his death, November 5, 1991 first met on the set of "Where Do We Go From Here?" (1944) Haver came out of a Catholic convent where she had gone to live in 1953 after the death of her fiance to marry MacMurray a year after the death of his first wife Lillian Lamont

Kate MacMurray

Daughter
born c. 1966 twin of Laurie MacMurray adopted with Fred MacMurray

Laurie Sipma

Daughter
born c. 1966 twin of Katherine MacMurray adopted with Fred MacMurray married Marc Gerver on December 28, 2001

Milestones

1953

Last film, "The Girl Next Door"

1942

Made feature film debut with a small role in "The Gang's All Here"

1932

Began as stage actress at age six

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