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June Knight

June Knight (born Margaret Rose Valliquietto) was an American Broadway and film actress and singer. Due to infantile paralysis, she was unable to walk until she was five years old, but just five years later, she started to perform songs and dance publicly. Dancer John Holland changed her name to June Knight when she became his partner, assigning her the same name as that of his previous partner. That change led to a court case in 1940, when the actress June Knight filed suit against the original dancer with that name. The actress said that she had made the name famous and that the dancer had previously agreed to stop using that name. At age 19, she appeared in the last Ziegfeld Follies show, Hot-Cha!. She was featured in four other Broadway shows, Take A Chance, Jubilee (where she introduced the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine"), The Would-Be Gentleman (her only non-musical) and Sweethearts. She also had a short-lived film career, appearing in 12 films from 1930 to 1940, most notably in Broadway Melody of 1936, in which she sang the hit song "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" with co-star Robert Taylor.


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Born:
Jan 22, 1913 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the movie Madam Satan 1930-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II 1976-05-16
Known For
Poster of The House Across the Bay
Poster of Break the News
Poster of Gift of Gab
Poster of Cross Country Cruise
Filmography
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie The House Across the Bay Bebe 1940-03-01
Movie Break the News Grace Gatwick 1938-01-02
Movie Vacation from Love Flo Heath 1938-09-29
Movie The Lilac Domino Shari de Gonda 1937-03-31
Movie Redheads on Parade Chorus Redhead (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie Broadway Melody of 1936 Lillian Brent 1935-09-20
Movie Gift of Gab Lottie Von Pepper 1934-09-01
Movie Cross Country Cruise Sue Fleming 1934-01-16
Movie Wake Up and Dream Toby Brown 1934-10-01
Movie Ladies Must Love Jeannie Marlow 1933-09-25
Movie Take a Chance Toni Ray 1933-11-25
Movie Madam Satan Zeppelin Reveler (uncredited) 1930-09-20