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June Havoc

June Havoc (born Ellen June Evangeline Hovick), was a Canadian American actress, dancer, writer, and stage director. Havoc was a child vaudeville performer under the tutelage of her mother Rose Thompson Hovick. She later acted on Broadway and in Hollywood, and stage-directed, both on and off-Broadway. She last appeared on television in 1990 in a story arc on the soap opera General Hospital. Her elder sister Louise gravitated to burlesque and became the well-known striptease performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Following their parents' divorce, the two sisters earned the family's income by appearing in vaudeville, where June's talent often overshadowed Louise's. Baby June got an audition with Alexander Pantages, who had come to Seattle, Washington in 1902 to build theaters up and down the west coast of the United States. Soon, she was launched in vaudeville and also appeared in Hollywood movies. She could not speak until the age of three, but the films were all silent. She would cry for the cameras when her mother told her that the family's dog had died. In December 1928, Havoc, in an effort to escape her overbearing mother, eloped with Bobby Reed, a boy in the vaudeville act. Weeks later after performing at the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, Kansas, Rose reported Reed to the Topeka Police, and he was arrested. Rose had a concealed gun on her when she met Bobby at the police station. She pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. She then physically attacked her soon-to-be new son-in-law, and the police had to pry her off the hapless Reed. June soon married him, leaving both her family and the act. The marriage did not last, but the two remained on friendly terms. June's only child was a daughter, born April Rose Hyde. A marriage license, dated November 30, 1928 for Ellen Hovick and Weldon Hyde, would seem to indicate that Bobby Reed's real name was Weldon Hyde. April became an actress in the 1950s known as April Kent. She predeceased her mother, dying in Paris in 1998.

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Nov 8, 1912 In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hey There 1918-04-28
Latest Project:
Movie Nightside 2022
Known For
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of Robert Montgomery Presents
Poster of Hey There
Movie Nightside Vantura Davis 2022
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie A Return to Salem's Lot Clara 1987-05-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Can't Stop the Music Helen Morell 1980-06-20
Movie The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Hoover's Mother 1977-12-01
Series McMillan & Wife Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie The Boy Who Stole the Elephant Molly Jeffrys 1970-09-20
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie Three for Jamie Dawn Lorrie Delacourt 1956-07-08
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Willy Unknown 1954-09-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Lady Possessed Jean Wilson 1952-01-26
Movie Follow the Sun Norma 1951-05-22
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Mother Didn't Tell Me Unknown 1950-03-03
Movie Once a Thief Margie Foster 1950-07-07
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Chicago Deadline Leona 1949-10-17
Movie Red, Hot and Blue Sandra 1949-09-05
Movie The Story of Molly X Molly X 1949-11-01
Movie The Iron Curtain Nina Karanova 1948-06-16
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie When My Baby Smiles at Me 1948-11-10
Movie Gentleman's Agreement Elaine Wales 1947-11-11
Movie Intrigue Mme. Tamara Baranoff 1947-12-06
Movie Brewster's Millions Trixie Summers 1945-04-07
Movie Casanova in Burlesque Lillian Colman 1944-02-19
Movie Timber Queen Lil Boggs 1944-01-13
Movie Hello, Frisco, Hello Beulah Clancy 1943-03-26
Movie Hi Diddle Diddle Leslie Quayle 1943-08-02
Movie No Time for Love Darlene 1943-11-10
Movie Four Jacks and a Jill Opal 1942-01-23
Movie Sing Your Worries Away Roxey Rochelle 1942-03-06
Movie Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 1942-10-05
Movie Powder Town Dolly Smythe 1942-06-07
Movie My Sister Eileen Effie Shelton 1942-09-24
Movie Hey There Child 1918-04-28