June Storey - biography

Actor from Canada,United States of America

Mary June Storey (April 20, 1918 – December 18, 1991) was a Canadian-born American film actress who appeared in 45 films during the 1930s and 1940s. She is best remembered as the leading lady of cowboy singer Gene Autry in ten of his films. Mary June Storey was born April 20, 1918 in Toronto, Canada. Her family moved to the United States when she was five years old, 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. After being hired as a contract player by Fox, Storey studied acting with Florence Enright and took dancing lessons from Rita Hayworth's father, Eduardo Cansino. In 1934, Storey made her first film appearance in Student Tour. Her first credited role was in the 1936 film Girls' Dormitory. In the next two years, she appeared in eight films, including In Old Chicago (1937), Island in the Sky (1938), Down in Arkansas (1938), and Orphans of the Street (1938). On April 21, 1939, Storey became a contract player with Republic Pictures. In 1939 and 1940, she co-starred in ten Gene Autry films as his leading lady: Home on the Prairie, Blue Montana Skies,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Mary June Storey
Date of birth
1918-04-20
Place of birth
Toronto
Nationality
Canada,United States of America
Spouse(s)
Nick Ostreyko Fred Bohling Lincoln Clark
Children
Eric Bohling Marina Ostreyko
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1947 Killer McCoy Arlene
1940 Rancho Grande
1940 Carolina Moon
1940 Gaucho Serenade
1939 In Old Monterey
1939 Mountain Rhythm
1939 Blue Montana Skies Dorothy Hamilton
1939 South of the Border
1939 First Love
1938 In Old Chicago
1938 Down in Arkansaw

Death

Date of death
1991-12-18
Cause of death
Cancer
Place of death
Vista

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