August 19, 1906
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 16, 1968
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Stuart Erwin (1931-1967) (his death) 2 children|
June Collyer (August 19, 1906 – March 16, 1968) was an American film actress of the 1920s and 1930s.
Early life and career
Born Dorothea Heermance in New York City, Collyer chose to use her mother's maiden name when she decided to pursue acting. A society girl chosen by Allan Dwan, she had her first starring role in 1927 when she starred in East Side, West Side. She did a total of eleven films during the silent film era, and unlike many of that period she made a successful transition to sound movies.
In 1928 she was one of thirteen girls selected as "WAMPAS Baby Stars", an honor her future sister-in-law Marian Shockley would also receive later on in 1932. In 1930 Collyer starred opposite Louise Dresser and Joyce Compton in The Three Sisters, and that same year she starred with Claudia Dell in Sweet Kitty Bellairs. She starred in nineteen films from 1930 to 1936. She took a break in the 1940s, either by choice or due to her not receiving starring roles. During the 1950s she returned to acting, having a regular role on the television series The Stu Erwin Show (aka "Trouble With Father") from 1950 through 1955, starring with her husband, Stu Erwin. She played in one episode of the 1958 series Playhouse 90, then retired.
Collyer was the sister of Bud Collyer, and her sister-in-law was actress Marian Shockley. She was married to actor Stu Erwin from 1931 until the end of his life in December 1967, just a few months before her own death.
- "Monday's Highlights". Radio and Television Mirror 13 (4): 43. February 1940. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
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