Born 1926 in Rock Island, Illinois, American actress and dancer June Haver signed a $3,500-a-week contract with 20th Century Fox and made her film debut playing an uncredited role as a hat-check girl in The Gang’s All Here in 1943.
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20th Century Fox had plans to mold Haver as a glamour girl stand-in for the studio’s two biggest stars, Alice Faye and Betty Grable, but she never achieved their popularity.
Haver debuted on screen in a supporting role as Cri-Cri in Home in Indiana (1944). According to the actress, she had just turned 17 years old when her scenes were filmed. Even before Home in Indiana was released, she was assigned to replace Alice Faye in the Technicolor-musical, Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
Later that year, Haver co-starred with her future husband, Fred MacMurray, in Where Do We Go From Here?, which was the only time the pair appeared together in a film. Her final film appearance was in 1953’s The Girl Next Door.
June Haver died from respiratory failure in 2005 in Brentwood, California at the age of 79. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1777 Vine Street.
Take a look at these glamorous color photos to see the beauty of June Haver in the 1940s and 1950s.