June Gale

June Gale (born June Gilmartin;[1] July 6, 1911 – November 13, 1996) was an American actress sometimes credited as June Levant.[2]

June Gale
June Gilmartin

July 6, 1911
DiedNovember 13, 1996 (aged 85)
Other namesDoris Gilmartin
June Levant
Years active1932–1948 (film)
Spouse(s)Oscar Levant (1939-1972, his death)
Henry Ephron

Born in San Francisco,[3] Gale rose to fame as part of the vaudeville act The Gale Sisters. She appeared on Broadway with her sisters in Flying High (1930) and George White's Scandals (1931).[4] In the early 1930s made her first films in Hollywood. This was originally as a Goldwyn Girl but gradually she rose to more notable parts, generally in B movies.

In December 1939, Gale married Oscar Levant in Fredericksburg, Virginia,[5] and they remained wed until his death in 1972. Later she married Henry Ephron.[6]

Gale was an integral part of two TV talk shows. After a disagreement led to her leaving her co-host role on The Oscar Levant Show, she began her own show.[6]


Title Year Role Notes
1933Roman ScandalsGoldwyn GirlUncredited
1934Moulin RougeShow GirlUncredited
1934Looking for TroubleLong Beach Counter GirlUncredited
1934Melody in SpringSuzette
1934Bottoms UpChorineUncredited
1934Young and BeautifulWampas Baby Star
1935Folies Bergère de ParisGirl in Secretary NumberUncredited
1935Rainbow's EndAnn Ware
1935SwiftyHelen McNiel
1936Heroes of the RangeJoan Peters
1936The Riding AvengerJessie McCoy
1936Sing, Baby, SingMember of Girls BandUncredited
1936Pigskin ParadeStudentUncredited
1936One in a MillionGirl in Band
1937The Devil DiamondDorothy Lanning
1937On the AvenueChorus GirlUncredited
1937Thin IceMember of Girls BandUncredited
1937This Is My AffairGirl with KellerUncredited
1937Sing and Be HappySecretaryUncredited
1937You Can't Have EverythingChorus GirlUncredited
1937Wife, Doctor and NurseNurseUncredited
1938Four Men and a PrayerElizabethUncredited
1938JosetteCafe girl
1938Keep SmilingSecretaryUncredited
1938My Lucky StarCabot Jr.'s Secretary
1938Time Out for MurderMuriel - The Apartment Switchboard Operator
1938While New York SleepsKitty
1939Tail SpinFlyerUncredited
1939Pardon Our NerveJudy Davis
1939Inside StoryEunice
1939The Jones Family in HollywoodAlice Morley
1939It Could Happen to YouAgnes Barlow
1939Hotel for WomenJoan Mitchell
1939Charlie Chan at Treasure IslandMyra Rhadini
1939The EscapeAnnie Qualen
1939The Honeymoon's OverPeggy Ryder
1940City of ChanceMolly
1948Easter ParadeMinor RoleUncredited


  1. Room, Adrian (2014). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. McFarland. p. 188. ISBN 9780786457632. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. Berlin, Howard M. (2000). The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia. McFarland. p. 163.
  3. "Oscar Levant". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. May 16, 1942. p. 8. Retrieved 12 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "June Gale". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. "The taming of the Screwball". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. March 10, 1940. p. 25. Retrieved 12 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  6. "June Gilmartin Levant, entertainer". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. Associated Press. November 18, 1996. p. 11. Retrieved 12 March 2019 via Newspapers.com.

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