Actress June Allyson dies at age 88 i...

Actress June Allyson dies at age 88 in Ventura County

There are 7 comments on the KCOY-TV Santa Maria story from Jul 10, 2006, titled Actress June Allyson dies at age 88 in Ventura County. In it, KCOY-TV Santa Maria reports that:

Actress June Allyson is dead at age 88. Her daughter reports the sunny, cracked-voiced "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes died Saturday at her home in Ojai.

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Katy Hall


#1 Jul 16, 2006
I loved June Allyson.She was one of my very top favorite stars.There was never a movie she was in that I didn't love.I'm usually a good judge of character,and just by watching her act and doing her autobiograph I could tell she was also a wonderful person who was very caring of others,very spiritual and king to others and just a very loving and good person as well as being a great actress.I heart bleeds that she is gone now.I even loved her Depends commercials.She was just happy joyful person that just made you feel good just to see and hear her.I loved and very much will miss that she is no longer here but in our hearts forever.
Drusilla Escamilla

Chandler, AZ

#2 Jul 20, 2006
I too loved June Allyson.I had the opportunity of meeting her and her recent husband.They are very special to me even though our meeting was brief the time i spent with them I will never forget.June impacted my life in a special way and I will miss her very much.I know she will still be with everyone she loves.Her family will be in my prayers.It is always heartbreaking to loose someone as great a person and actress like june.
Tanya Langkopf

United States

#3 Jul 25, 2006
I had the pleasure of growing up in the Old Ojai CA. I worked in a few of the local shops before managing and owning my own and all thru the past 15 years of so June and her husband would come in and visit and shop such lovley people what a beautifuy wonderful lady may we all celebrate her life. All of my love to her familly.
Len Bourret - Writer

United States

#4 Jul 29, 2006
Down on Your Heels, and Up On Your Toes!
by Len Bourret (Copyright 2006)

She was the girl GIs gravitated towards, the kind of woman every man wanted to marry, and the special friend everyone wanted to know. She loved people, and they loved her back. She exuded positive energy and a sunshiny smile that was uplifting--and, somehow, just being around her was uplifting and made people feel better. She was, and shall always be, "Good News" itself. Harry James' trumpet (from "Two Girls and
a Sailor") is blowing in the heavens, and one can hear and see June Allyson exuberantly singing, "He's the young man with a horn!"
To know "Junie" (as she was personified by her closed friends), one only had to become familiar with Ella
Van Geisman, the little girl from the Bronx. She was a hard worker, and a powerhouse. She danced her
way out of poverty and, on a dare from her schoolchums, learned to dance like and eventually befriended
her #1 heroine, Ginger Rogers. And, out of a Third Avenue el, she learned to follow in the footsteps of her
#1 hero, Fred Astaire. She had a distinctive voice, and a winsome personality. And, it was not an accident
or coincidental that she became destined to become the actress and human being that everyone wanted to
emulate and have as their nextdoor neighbor. Hers was a rags-to-riches story, a kind of Shirley Temple
real-life doll (more than merely on paper), a Jo March tomboy with feminine grace. She was a princess,
who married a prince, Richard Ewing Powell. And Richard, or Dick Powell as he is known to the world,
was a kind man who loved kids. But, he was--and taught June Allyson to be, strong as a redwood--
and this served to be her strength, after Richard's passing. And, indeed, June Allyson went through an
extremely difficult period from 1963 (after Richard passed from this earth) to 1976 (when she married
an equally-kind man, David Ashrow). But, during this time of magnificent independence, the little girl became quite a woman. And, she was a loyal friend and partner (she was married to Dick Powell for
almost 20 years, and was married to David Ashrow for almost 30 years).
When I was a little boy, Dick Powell used to call me from Four Star Television (where he became a
still-respected Louis B. Mayer kind of television mogul), and he gave me a 16m.m. print of "Sister
Mary Slugger" (a segment I loved from early-television's June Allyson Show). I deeply cherished
and faithfully preserved the print, for years, and presented it to June Allyson on videocassette. And,
at the Judy Garland Festival in 2002, I had the rare opportunity to read my poetry to June Allyson.
Some people are fortunate to meet their heroine once in a lifetime. I was privileged and proud to
meet June Allyson on four special occasions: once when she was appearing in "Goodbye Ghost"
(in Coconut Grove, Florida), twice when she was appearing in "Forty Carats" (on Broadway), thrice
when she was appearing in "No No Nanette" (in Hollywood), and at the Judy Garland Festival (an
annual event held to honor June Allyson's friend in Judy Garland's hometown of Grand Rapids,
Minnesota). But, this shall not be yours and my final meeting. We shall see June, Judy, and Richard
at the rainbow--and June Allyson will be dancing and singing The Varsity Drag (from MGM's
"Good News")!
Author's Note: How about an award, or two, for June Allyson's performance in "Good News" and
"The Glenn Miller Story"?
GI Josephine

San Diego, CA

#6 Jun 26, 2015
I had sex with her.
Bud Costello

San Diego, CA

#7 Jul 15, 2015
GI Josephine wrote:
I had sex with her.
You had sex with that warrant?
GI Josephine

Van Nuys, CA

#8 Jul 24, 2015
Bud Costello wrote:
<quoted text>You had sex with that warrant?
I f****d her heart out, and then her womb sploded.

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