June Clyde

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June Clyde
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Clyde in A Study in Scarlet (1933)
Born Ina Parton
December 2, 1909 (1909-12-02)
Maysville, Missouri, U.S.
Died October 1, 1987 (1987-11) (aged 77)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Singer, dancer, actress

June Clyde (born Ina Parton, December 2, 1909 – October 1, 1987) was an American actress, singer and dancer. She was a niece of actress Leona Hutton.

Clyde was the third child of William Arthur Parton and Orpha Dorothy Day. William and Orpha divorced about 1913, when Orpha took the three girls to live in St Joe Missouri. By 1915 they moved to Arbuckle, California to Orpha's father's (William Thomas Day's) home. Around 1916, Orpha married Harvey Arthur Clyde.

June Clyde's career began at age seven on the vaudeville stage, billed as "Baby Tetrazini" (a stage name for the girls) at the age of nine. She made her first screen appearance at age ten with Noah Beery, Sr. in The Sea Wolf. Later her voice changed and she joined a stock company.

She was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1932[1] and she progressed to a modest career in Hollywood films before marrying film director Thornton Freeland. Clyde moved to England with her husband and appeared in several British films and stage productions starting in 1934, as well as returning to the United States periodically for both stage and film work. A Mormon, she became friends with actress Dennie Moore, who nicknamed Clyde "The Loveliest Latter Day who ever lived".[2]


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