June Clayworth

June Clayworth (1905[2]–1993) was an American stage and film actress.[3] She was married to the producer Sid Rogell.[1]

June Clayworth
Born
Esther June Cantor

(1905-06-09)9 June 1905
Died1 January 1993(1993-01-01) (aged 87)
Resting placeHillside Memorial Park
Alma materEmerson School of Oratory
OccupationActress
Years active1930–1961 (film)
Spouse(s)Sid Rogell (1938-1973) (his death) (1 child)[1]
Parent(s)Mr. and Mrs. David Cantor

Early years

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cantor, Clayworth was born Esther June Cantor[4] in New Jersey[2] but raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Coughlin High School[5] and studied at the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston.[6]

Clayworth was chosen Miss Wilkes-Barre and represented the city in the Miss America 1927 pageant.[7]

Career

Clayworth gained acting experience in stock theater, including working in the Thatcher Stock Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania,[4] and being the leading lady in the Hudson Players troupe at Scarboro, New York.[5] Her Broadway debut came in Torch Song (1930); she also appeared in Page Pygmalion (1932) on Broadway.[8]

She signed her first film contract with Warner Bros.[5] Her film debut came in The Good Fairy (1935).[1] Later, she worked for Universal and Columbia studios.[9]

Death

Clayworth died in Woodland Hills, California.[1]

Selected filmography

References

  1. "June Clayworth Dead; Stage and Film Actress". The New York Times. New York, New York City. January 8, 1993. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. 1910,1920 census for Esther Cantor. "Ancestry.com".
  3. Keaney p.100
  4. "Appearing At Palace". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. May 9, 1930. p. 3. Retrieved March 6, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Esther Cantor Signs to Play with Warner's". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. June 27, 1933. p. 7. Retrieved March 6, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  6. "Interesting Facts About Interesting People". The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Wisconsin, Milwaukee. October 11, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved February 28, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  7. "Miss Wilkes-Barre on Stage". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. December 31, 1928. p. 6. Retrieved March 6, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  8. "June Clayworth". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. "June Clayworth Is Frank Critic of Own Movie Play". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. December 2, 1936. p. 15. Retrieved March 6, 2018 via Newspapers.com.

Bibliography

  • Keaney, Michael F. Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959. McFarland, 2003.


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