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June Duprez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia June Duprez (14 May 1918 – 30 October 1984) was an English film actress. The daughter of American vaudeville performer Fred Duprez, she was born in Teddington, Middlesex, England, during an air raid in the final months of World War I. She began acting in her teens with a theatre company and made her first film, The Crimson Circle, in 1936. Her next film, The Cardinal (1936), was also a success, and she had a small role in The Spy in Black (1938), but it was her fourth film, The Four Feathers (1939), that made her a star. Her peak of success came with the landmark fantasy film The Thief of Bagdad (1940), which she made for Alexander Korda. Korda took charge of her career after this point and took her to Hollywood where he set her asking price at $50,000 per movie. However, as Duprez had not yet achieved the level of popularity in America that she had in Britain, Korda's tactic only served to place her out of contention for most roles. She appeared in Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942), Tiger Fangs (1943), None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Brighton Strangler (1945) before performing well amid a top ensemble cast in René Clair's film version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (1945). After a few more motion pictures, Duprez retired. Her final credited film performance was in One Plus One (1961). She retired from acting when she married for a second time in 1948, a wealthy sportsman. The union produced two daughters but ended in divorce in 1965. Duprez lived in Rome, Italy, for several years, then returned to London to live out the remainder of her life. She died there, after a long period of illness, at age 66. Description above from the Wikipedia article June Duprez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 14, 1918 In Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
20
First Appeared:
In the movie The Cardinal 1936-01-04
Latest Project:
Movie 1+1: Exploring The Kinsey Reports 1961-08-23
Known For
Poster of Robert Montgomery Presents
Poster of Forever and a Day
Poster of Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6
Poster of The Cardinal
Filmography
Movie 1+1: Exploring The Kinsey Reports Unknown 1961-08-23
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Calcutta Marina Tanev 1946-12-20
Movie That Brennan Girl Natalie Brennan 1946-12-23
Movie The Brighton Strangler April Manby Carson 1945-05-10
Movie And Then There Were None Vera Claythorne 1945-10-31
Movie None But the Lonely Heart Ada Brantline 1944-10-17
Movie Don Winslow of the Coast Guard Tasmia 1943-04-06
Movie Forever and a Day Julia Trimble-Pomfret 1943-01-21
Movie Tiger Fangs Linda MacCardle 1943-09-10
Movie They Raid by Night Inga Beckering 1942-06-19
Movie Little Tokyo, U.S.A. Teru 1942-07-08
Movie Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 1942-10-05
Movie The Thief of Bagdad Princess 1940-12-25
Movie The Four Feathers Ethne Burroughs 1939-04-20
Movie The Lion Has Wings June 1939-11-03
Movie The Spy in Black Anne Burnett 1939-10-07
Movie The Cardinal Francesca Monterosa 1936-01-04
Movie The Crimson Circle Sylvia Hammond 1936-08-10
Movie The Amateur Gentleman Bit Part 1936-04-26