June Knight

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June Knight
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Born Margaret Rose Valliquietto
(1913-01-22)January 22, 1913
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died June 16, 1987(1987-06-16) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1930–1947

June Knight (January 22, 1913 – June 16, 1987) was an American Broadway and film actress.

June Knight was born in Los Angeles in 1913.

During the first years of her life, she was in very poor health. She suffered from tuberculosis when she was 4 years old and Doctors told her parents that there was a big chance that she would never live to maturity.

Because of infantile Paralysis,she couldn't walk till she was five years old. Later she had double pneumonia,Scarlet fever,whooping cough,chicken pox and masloiditis.

She started to dance to develop her leg muscles. When she was ten years old,she started to sing and dance in public.

Aged 19, she appeared in the last Ziegfeld Follies show, Hot-Cha! (1932). She would be featured in four other Broadway shows, Take A Chance (1932), Jubilee (1935) (where she introduced the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine"), The Would-Be Gentleman (1946) (her only non-musical) and Sweethearts (1947).

She also had a short-lived film career, appearing in twelve movies from 1930 to 1940, most notably in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), in which she sang the hit song "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" with co-star Robert Taylor.

In 1935 June Knight and her maid were bound and gagged by two intruders in her apartment.The two thiefs stole some expensive jewels from her.

In 1944 she was in Roosevelt Hospital,New York,for the removal of a benign tumor.

June Knight married several times,husbands included : Vice President of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Carl B. Squier, Texan oilman Arthur A. Cameron, Harry Packer, drug firm official and New York stock exchange member,Paul S. Ames. The marriage to Paul Ames lasted only thirteen days.

She died in 1987, at 74, from complications from a stroke, and was interred in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, June Knight has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6247 Hollywood Boulevard.

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