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|Born||June 14, 1900|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||February 3, 1966 (aged 65)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Stage, film, television actress|
June Walker (June 14, 1900 – February 3, 1966) was an American stage and film actress.
Walker was born in New York City on June 14, 1900, and was orphaned when she was 14. She worked as a millinery clerk before becoming an actress.
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. Her obituary in The New York Times said the role "was as much her creation as that of Anita Loos who wrote the book that became the comedy ..." The success of the play launched Walker's career, and she had further Broadway successes. 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
In 1926, she married British actor Geoffrey Kerr. The couple divorced in 1943; their son was actor John Kerr. She appeared with her son in a 1954 episode of NBC's Justice. It was his first acting engagement.
|1942||Thru Different Eyes||Margie|
|1960||The Unforgiven||Hagar Rawlins|
|1963||A Child Is Waiting||Mrs. McDonald||Uncredited|
- "June Walker, 65, first Lorelei Lee". The New York Times. February 5, 1966. p. 29. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
- "June Walker". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on November 6, 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
- Willis, John (June 1983). Screen World 1967. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-8196-0308-1. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
- McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
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