June Harding

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June Harding
Born(1937-09-07)September 7, 1937
DiedMarch 22, 2019(2019-03-22) (aged 81)
Alma materVirginia Commonwealth University
OccupationActress
Years active1962–1970
AwardsTheatre World Award (1960-1961)
WebsiteJune Harding

June Harding (September 7, 1937 – March 22, 2019) was an American actress who appeared in several 1960s TV shows. She is best known for appearing opposite Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell in the Columbia Pictures film The Trouble with Angels. Like Mills, Harding chose not to reprise her role of Rachel Devery in the film's sequel, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows.

Early years[edit]

Harding was born in Emporia, Virginia, and graduated from Greensville County High School[1] and Virginia Commonwealth University.[2]

Career[edit]

In the summer of 1961, Harding acted in a stock company at the Cecilwood Theater in Fishkill, New York.[3]

In New York, she quickly landed a recurring role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. Harding appeared in the off-Broadway productions of The Innocents Abroad, The Boy Friend and Cry of the Raindrop, for which she won a Daniel Blum Theater World Award.

On Broadway, she played Liz Michaelson in Take Her, She's Mine (1961).[4]In Take Her She’s Mine, Harding played Art Carney’s younger daughter and was opposite Elizabeth Ashley.

Harding was a regular cast member on The Richard Boone Show television anthology on NBC in 1963-1964.[5] She appeared in two episodes of The Fugitive: as Joanna Mercer ("Moon Child", 1965); as Cathy ("Ten Thousand Pieces of Silver", 1966). Her Universal made-for-tv movie called Dial Hot Line spawned a series Matt Lincoln about an inner city psychiatrist. Harding continued her role of Ann on the ABC medical drama Matt Lincoln in 1970-1971[6]

Harding retired from acting in the early 1970s. She settled in Blue Hill, Maine where she became an artist.

Death[edit]

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that June Harding died of natural causes at age 81.[7]

Recognition[edit]

Harding received a Theatre World Award for her acting in Cry of the Raindrop in 1960-1961.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1966 The Trouble with Angels Rachel Devery
1970 Dial Hot Line Ann TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Mike (March 29, 2019). "June Harding, Actress in 'The Trouble With Angels,' Dies at 81". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "June Harding,78". Classic Images (527): 44. May 2019.
  3. ^ "(photo caption)". Poughkeepsie Journal. New York, Poughkeepsie. June 25, 1961. p. 1C. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "June Harding". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 1153. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 667. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
  7. ^ "Obituary". Richmond Times-Dispatch. 26 March 2019. p. 1. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Theatre World Award Recipients". Theatre World Awards. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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