Baby June Havoc Vaudeville Actress and Writer Died at Age 97
June Havoc was a childhood vaudeville star known as Baby June, who was made famous in the musical Gypsy and the sister to the famed stripper Gypsy Lee Rose, died at age 97 of natural causes in Connecticut.
Her mother was a stage mom, Rose, had June Havoc working in Vaudeville acts by the age of 2. She was a child star in vaudeville, but when vaudeville stopped because movie theaters became popular she didn't have the work. She eloped in her teen years, but the marriage didn't workout and she had a daughter born out of wedlock. She worked as a model and poising in dance marathons.
She started to act in movies and became a 'B' actor with small parts in the 1940's. In the 1950's she worked in television a little bit. In 1964 she had her own TV show called, "The June Havoc Show.” She worked on Broadway and theatre productions in the 70's and 80's.
Havoc was married three times. She and her sister Gypsy didn't get along, but patched things up when her sister said she had lung cancer in the 70's. Gypsy Rose Lee wrote an autobiography of their early childhood called "Gypsy", which was published in 1957 and later when on to become and Broadway hit with Ethel Merman playing the role Mama Rose.
BY: N Wilson
June Havoc in Timber Queen