JUNE HAVER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
June Haver was born on June 10th, 1926 in Rock Island, Illinois, with the birth name June Stovenour, to Marie Stovenour, a former actress. As a young girl, her parents marriage ended in divorce and her mother re-married, Bert Haver. They relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio and by the age of six, Haver was already appearing on the stage. She then began entering musical contests locally and realized her love for performing. At age eight, she won a film test by imitating famous actresses including Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn and Helen Hayes.
She later returned to Illinois and began appearing on the radio and later joined some bands and began touring with them as a singer. She was still in high school, when her mother decided if Haver was going to pursue a career in entertainment, they needed to relocate to Los Angeles, California.
She continued her education and pursued a career simultaneously. She began appearing in a number of stage productions and was discovered by a talent scout with 20th Century Fox Studios who signed her at the age of sixteen.
Soon she began appearing on such features as, "The Gang's All Here" (1943) starring starring Alice Faye, James Ellison, Carmen Miranda and Edward Everett Horton, "Home in Indiana" (1944) starring with Walter Brennan, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain and Charlotte Greenwood, "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) co-starring Monty Woolley, Dick Haymes, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom and Anthony Quinn, "Where Do We Go from Here?" (1945) starring her husband Fred MacMurray, Joan Leslie, Gene Sheldon, Anthony Quinn and Fortunio Bonanova, "Three Little Girls in Blue" (1946) co-starring George Montgomery, Vivian Blaine, Celeste Holm and Vera-Ellen, "Wake Up and Dream" (1946) starring with John Payne, Charlotte Greenwood, Irving Bacon and John Ireland and "Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!" (1948) starring alongside Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan, Anne Revere, Henry Hull, Tom Tully, Natalie Wood and the first speaking part for newcomer Marilyn Monroe.
She was receiving top billing and making quite a name for herself in the industry. With her next three roles, "Look for the Silver Lining" (1949) starring with Gordon MacRae, Ray Bolger, Charlie Ruggles and Rosemary DeCamp, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" (1949) also starring Mark Stevens, Charlotte Greenwood and Jay C. Flippen and "The Girl Next Door" (1953) starring Dan Dailey, Dennis Day, Natalie Schafer and Billy Gray, then Hollywood was shocked when she retired from the industry and made it publicly known that she was going to retire and become a nun.
She did however make one more return to the industry after she chose to leave the convent and married Fred MacMurray in 1954. They adopted twin daughters and remained married until he passed away in 1991. She was married once before briefly between 1947 and 1948 to Jimmy Zito.
Her final appearance was on, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1958) and at the age of seventy five, she joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. On July 4th, 2005 June Haver passed away from respiratory heart failure in Brentwood, California. Her remains are buried beside her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
In honor of her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry, June Haver has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1953 The Girl Next Door
1951 Love Nest
1950 I'll Get By
1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
1949 Look for the Silver Lining
1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
1946 Wake Up and Dream
1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
1945 The Dolly Sisters
1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
1944 Something for the Boys
1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
1944 Home in Indiana
1943 The Gang's All Here