June Storey Actor

June Storey (born Mary June Storey, (April 20, 1918 – December 18, 1991) was a Canadian-born American film actress during the mid-late 1930s and into the 1940s, who most often appeared in B-movies as the heroine of westerns. Storey was born in Toronto, and her family moved to the United States when she was a young girl, settling first in Connecticut, then later in California. Pretty in her youth, she caught the attention of Fox Film Corporation when she auditioned with them to star in films. Her first film was Student Tour in 1934, which was uncredited. Her first credited role was the 1936 film Girls' Dormitory. She had roles in another seven films from 1935 through 1938. The first was In Old Chicago, which was credited. She then had three uncredited roles, after which she starred in Island in the Sky, Down in Arkansas, and Orphans of the Street. She later went on contract with Republic Pictures, and became best known for playing the role as heroine in ten Gene Autry films, from 1939 through 1940. Her first series of films were South of the Border, Colorado Sunset, and Blue Montana Skies, all in 1939. Mary Lee often starred alongside her, playing the role of her younger sister.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 20th, 1918
Nationality
Canada,United States of America
Date of death
December 18th, 1991 at age of 73
Place of death
Vista
Cause of death
Cancer

Family

Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Musical27.0
Drama56.68
Action56.26
Comedy66.4
Western96.57
Music36.17
Romance36.33
Crime35.87

1. Secret Service Investigator (1948)

Crime, Drama, Romance
played Laura Deering Redfern
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
John K. Butler
13 Show list

Secret Service Investigator is a film directed by R. G. Springsteen released on May 31, 1948.

Awards

Top cast

Dan Redfern, Steve Mallory
Henry Witzel (phoney Insp. Crehan)
Counterman
Police Inspector Thorndyke
Detective O'Hara, Al Turk - Henchman
Mrs. McGiven, Landlady
Benny Deering
Otto Dagoff
Porter
Teddy Lane
Susan Lane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John MacBurnie
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

2. Killer McCoy (1947)

Drama
played Arlene
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
13 Show list

Killer McCoy is a 1947 drama film written by George Bruce, Thomas Lennon and George Oppenheimer and directed by Roy Rowland.

Awards

Top cast

Tommy McCoy, Killer McCoy
Johnny Martin
Sailor Graves
Happy
Bill Thorne
Cecil Y. Walsh
Jim Caighn
Sheila Carrson
Mrs. Laura McCoy
Pete Mariola
Danny Burns
Brian McCoy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Snell
English
United States of America

3. Dangerous Lady (1941)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
Bernard B. Ray

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Ride Tenderfoot Ride (1940)

Romance, Western
played Ann Randolph
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Frank McDonald
7 Show list

Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride is a 1940 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Winston Miller, based on a story by Betty Burbridge and Connie Lee, the film is about a singing cowboy who inherits a meat-packing plant and must face stiff competition from a beautiful business rival.

Awards

Top cast

Stewardess
Miss Spencer
Frog Millhouse
Donald Gregory
Patsy Randolph
Haberdasher
Singer with The Pacemakers
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack A. Marta
English
United States of America

5. Carolina Moon (1940)

Western
played Caroline Stanhope
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
Frank McDonald
8 Show list

Carolina Moon is a 1940 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Based on a story by Connie Lee, the film is about a singing cowboy who comes to the aid of plantation owners who are being robbed of their land by a scheming lumber company.

Awards

Top cast

Rodeo Gambler
Henry Wheeler
Foreman Nelson
Grandfather Stanhope
Frog Millhouse
Barrett
Patsy Stanhope
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Logging
William Nobles
English
United States of America

6. Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Action, Comedy, Drama
played Joyce Halloway
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Frank McDonald
Bradford Ropes
,
6 Show list

Gaucho Serenade is a 1940 Western film written by Betty Burbridge and Bradford Ropes and directed by Frank McDonald.

Awards

Top cast

Frederick Willoughby
Edward Martin
Gaucho Don Jose
Frog Millhouse
Patsy Halloway
Buck Benson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reggie Lanning
English, Spanish
United States of America

7. In Old Missouri (1940)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
played Mary
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
68.0
Frank McDonald
Dorrell McGowan
,
Stuart E. McGowan
4 Show list

In Old Missouri is a 1940 film starring The Weavers.

Awards

Top cast

Landlord's Son
Cheechee
Mr. Pittman
Mrs. Pittman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
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Joseph Nussbaum
Ernest Miller
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

8. Rancho Grande (1940)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
Frank McDonald

Rancho Grande is a 1940 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Bradford Ropes, Betty Burbridge, and Peter Milne, based on a story by Peter Milne and Connie Lee, the film is about a singing cowboy and ranch foreman responsible for completing an important irrigation project and for the three spoiled grandchildren of his former boss who come out West to the ranch they inherited.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Spanish, English
United States of America

9. First Love (1939)

Comedy, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0

First Love is a 1939 American musical film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin. Based on the fairy tale Cinderella, the film is about an orphan who is sent to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. Her life is made difficult by her snobby cousin who arranges that she stay home while the rest of the family attends a major social ball. With the help of her uncle, she makes it to the ball, where she meets and falls in love with her cousin's boyfriend. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Music.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

10. Mountain Rhythm (1939)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0

Mountain Rhythm is a 1939 American Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Based on a story by Connie Lee, the film is about a cowboy who organizes his fellow ranchers to oppose an Eastern promoter's land grab scheme.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

11. Blue Montana Skies (1939)

Comedy, Music, Western
played Dorothy Hamilton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
Gerald Geraghty
9 Show list

Blue Montana Skies is a 1939 American Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Based on a story by Norman S. Hall and Paul Franklin, the film is about a singing cowboy who goes up against a gang of fur smugglers operating near the Canadian border.

Awards

Top cast

Marshal
Henchman Bob Causer
Eddie Brennan
Hendricks
Mrs. Millie Potter
Frog Millhouse
Henchman Frazier
Second Customs Officer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
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Joseph Nussbaum
Jack A. Marta
English
United States of America

12. Home on the Prairie (1939)

Crime, Romance, Western
played Martha Wheeler
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0
9 Show list

Home on the Prairie is a 1939 American Western film directed by Jack Townley and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Charles Arthur Powell and Paul Franklin, the film is about a cattle inspector's efforts to prevent a corrupt cattle rancher from shipping to market a herd of cattle infected with hoof and mouth disease.

Awards

Top cast

Henchman Carter
'Professor' Wentworth
Sheriff
Dr. Sommers
Jim Wheeler
Frog Millhouse
Belknap
Henchman Wilson
Henchman Madden
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reggie Lanning
English
United States of America

13. In Old Monterey (1939)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0

In Old Monterey is a 1939 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Based on a story by Gerald Geraghty and George Sherman, the film is about an army sergent and former rancher who runs into opposition from local ranchers when the United States Army sends him to purchase their ranch land needed for a strategic air base.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

14. Colorado Sunset (1939)

Action, Music, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0

Colorado Sunset is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Betty Burbridge and Stanley Roberts, based on a story by Luci Ward and Jack Natteford, the film is about a singing cowboy and his buddies who discover that the ranch they bought is really a dairy farm—and worse, it's subject to intimidation from a protection racket that prevents dairy products from safely reaching the market.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. South of the Border (1939)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

South of the Border is a 1939 Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Betty Burbridge and Gerald Geraghty, based on a story by Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan, the film is about a federal agent who is sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. In Old Chicago (1938)

Action, Drama, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
1 Show list 2 Show list $1.8M

In Old Chicago is a 1937 American drama film directed by Henry King. The screenplay by Sonya Levien and Lamar Trotti was based on the Niven Busch story, "We the O'Learys." The film is a fictionalized account about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and stars Alice Brady as Mrs. O'Leary, the owner of the cow which started the fire, and Tyrone Power and Don Ameche as her sons. It also starred Alice Faye and Andy Devine. At the time of its release, it was one of the most expensive movies ever made.

Awards

1937 Academy Award for Best Assistant Director
1937 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Dion O'Leary
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. Down in Arkansaw (1938)

Action, Comedy, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Biography

Program genre

Non-fiction
Documentary film

External resources

Biography is a documentary television series that had three original runs, twice on CBS and the current on A&E then The Biography Channel then FYI.nIt was originally a half-hour filmed series produced for CBS by David Wolper from 1961 to 1964 and hosted by Mike Wallace. The A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The older version featured historical figures such as Helen Keller and Mark Twain, or long-dead entertainment figures such as Will Rogers or John Barrymore. The A&E series has placed the emphasis on such people as Marilyn Monroe, Carmen Miranda, Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Freddie Mercury, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Eric Clapton, Pope John Paul II, Gene Tierney, Selena, Diego Rivera, Mao Zedong and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, Hamlet, Betty Boop and Santa Claus. A 1979 revival of Biography briefly aired on CBS covering a new set of celebrities ranging from Idi Amin to Walt Disney, which was then narrated by David Janssen. The program ended up profiling enough figures that in 1999, A&E spun it off into an entire network, The Biography Channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S13-E35 October 1st, 1999

Wikipedia

Check June Storey on wikipedia.

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