June MacCloy

June MacCloy (June 2, 1909 – May 5, 2005) was an American actress and singer in the 1930s and 1940s.

Born in Sturgis, Michigan, MacCloy moved to Toledo, Ohio as a child.

Contents

  • Theater 1
  • Movies 2
  • Singer 3
  • Private life 4
  • Selected filmography 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Theater

In 1928 she joined Vanities, produced by Vincente Minnelli. After her film début she appeared with Lupe Vélez, Bert Lahr, Buddy Rogers and June Knight in "Hot-Cha", Florenz Ziegfeld's last production (Ziegfeld Theater, March 8, 1932; 119 performances). Her big number was "Little Old New York" by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson.

Movies

Signed by Ring Lardner.

Subsequently MacCloy appeared in a variety of short films and some features with stars such as Jack Oakie, Frances Dee and ZaSu Pitts. With co-stars Gertrude Short and Marion Shilling, she made a series of short films for RKO-Pathé called The Gay Girls. One of her directors was the then disgraced Fatty Arbuckle. With Leon Errol, she co-starred in the second full Technicolor film Good Morning, Eve! (1934), released just after another Leon Errol short Service With a Smile (1934).

MacCloy's last major role was in Go West (1940), starring the Marx Brothers.

Singer

MacCloy subsequently sang with dance orchestras, including Johnny Hamp, Henry King, Jimmie Grier and Ben Pollack. In San Francisco she was featured with the Williams-Walsh Orchestra (Griff Williams and Jimmy Walsh) at the Hotel Mark Hopkins. Her band work took her to Chicago and many other cities.

Private life

In March 1931 she was sued for divorce in Cincinnati, Ohio by Wilbur Guthlein, a representative of a motion picture corporation. MacCloy married Schuyler Schenck in 1931 and divorced him in 1933. In December 1941 she married architect and fellow jazz enthusiast Neal Wendell Butler, with whom she raised two children until his 1985 death.

MacCloy died May 5, 2005 of natural causes.

Selected filmography

References

  • Lincoln Star, '"Likes Movies", January 2, 1931, Page 9.
  • Los Angeles Times, "College Days Linger In Memories of Stars", December 14, 1930, Page B28.
  • Los Angeles Times, "Absence Fails To Make Heart Fonder", March 24, 1931, Page 2.
  • Los Angeles Times, "Tuning In Along The Air Lines", April 29, 1935, Page A14.
  • New York Times, "June McCloy to Divorce Schenck", March 19, 1933, Page 29.
  • Syracuse Herald, "June MacCloy", Wednesday Evening, February 18, 1931, Page 10.

External links

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