June Walker

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June Walker
June Walker - Feb 1920 Shadowland.jpg
Walker in 1920
Born (1900-06-14)June 14, 1900
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died February 3, 1966(1966-02-03) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Stage, film, television actress
Spouse(s) Geoffrey Kerr
Children John Kerr
For the American activist and former Hadassah leader, see June Walker (Hadassah)

June Walker (June 14, 1900 – February 3, 1966) was an American stage and film actress.

Stage career[edit]

June Walker (Laurey Williams), Helen Westley (Aunt Eller Murphy) and Franchot Tone (Curly McClain) in the original Broadway production of Green Grow the Lilacs (1931)

She appeared on Broadway in such plays as Green Grow the Lilacs, The Farmer Takes a Wife, and Twelfth Night. She was the first actress to portray the character of Lorelei Lee, in the 1926 Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She played Linda Loman to Thomas Mitchell's Willy in the 1949 touring company of Death of a Salesman. She toured as Vinnie in Life with Father

Personal life[edit]

In 1926, she married British actor Geoffrey Kerr (born January 26, 1895 — died July 1, 1971). The couple divorced in 1943; their son is actor John Kerr[1] (born 1931 – died 2013). She appeared with her son in a 1954 episode of NBC's Justice. It was his first acting engagement.[2]

Death[edit]

After her death in 1966, aged 65, from undisclosed causes, Walker was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Justice". The Classic TV Archive. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 

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