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June Havoc

Stage Name

Birth Name

June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick
        At the age of two, June would work in a few Harold Lloyd Shorts. Originally a Vaudeville performer by the age of five and later as "Dainty Baby June and her Newsboy Songsters" with June as the star and Louise in a supporting role in a vaudeville act with her mother Rose and older sister "Gypsy Rose Lee." ( June was sister to the famous stripper/actress - Gypsy Rose Lee.)

    June would marry one of the performers in the Baby Jane production by the age of thirteen and left the act. When she was 17, she started entering Dance Marathons in San Francisco in 1933 under the name of June Reed. Later, June would dance in a total of six marathons and she held the all time marathon record of 3,600 hours ( For about 5 months) in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1934.

    June's mother Rose Thompson-Hovick  (father was John Hovick), was a "Burlesque Queen" herself. June stopped doing marathons and vaudeville and went on to became a successful movie Actress, Author as well as a Dancer.  
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June Havoc Autograph

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Vancouver, BC, Canada 11/8/1913 Bobby Reed (1929) n/a
    Donald S. Gibbs (1935)  
      William Spier (1949)  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Elmer "Sparkplug" Dupree n/a
Tap            
Marathon Dancer            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a 1936 - New Amsterdam 1933 - Marathon '33
      1940 - Ethel Barrymore Theatre 1936 - Forbidden Melody
      1944 - Alvin Theatre 1940 - Pal Joey
      1944 - Majestic Theatre 1944 - Mexican Hayride
      1944 - Winter garden Theatre 1944 - Sadie Thompson
      1945 - John Golden Theatre 1945 - Dunnigan's Daughter
      1945 - Plymouth Theatre 1945 - The Ryan Girl
      1950 - Royale Theatre 1952 - Affairs of State (2/11/1952)
      1959 - Helen Hayes Theatre 1959 - The Warm Peninsula
      1963 - ANTA Playhouse 1963 - Marathon 33
      1966 - Alvin Theatre 1966 - Dinner at Eight
      1975 - Martin Beck Theatre 1975 - Habeas Corpus
      1977 - Alvin Theatre 1977 - Annie

Films

Television

Publications

1941 - Four Jacks and a Jill n/a 1/1942 - Film Fun
1942 - Sing your Worries Away       1959 - Early Havoc
1942 - Powder Town       $ 1980 - "More Hovick"
1942 - My Sister Eileen       ???? - NY Times article
1943 - Hello Frisco, Hello [DVD]       $ 1998 - Marathon 33
1943 - No Time for Love       $ Gypsy: A Memoir
1944 - Timber Queen            
1945 - Brewster's Millions            
1947 - Gentleman's Agreement [DVD]            
1948 - When my Baby Smile at Me            
1949 - Chicago Deadline            
1950 - Once a Thief            
1951 - Follow the Sun [DVD]            
1956 - Three for Jamie Dawn            
1977 - Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover            
The Man With The Big Sombrero        
2003 - Broadway: The Golden Age, By Those Who Were There        
       

  • NOTE: Last Name sometimes spelt: Hovic, Havoc, Hovick

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