June Walker
USINFO | 2014-06-18 17:05

Walker in 1920
Born June 14, 1900
Died February 3, 1966 (aged 65)
Occupation Stage, film, television actress
Spouse(s) Geoffrey Kerr
Children John Kerr

June Walker (June 14, 1900 – February 3, 1966) was an American stage and film actress. She appeared on Broadway in such plays as Green Grow the Lilacs, The Farmer Takes a Wife, and Twelfth Night. She was the first actress to portray the character of Lorelei Lee, in the 1926 Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She played Linda to Thomas Mitchell's Willy Loman in the 1949 touring company of Death of a Salesman. She also toured as Vinnie in Life with Father

Family & Friends
In 1926, she married British actor Geoffrey Kerr (b. January 26, 1895 — d. July 1, 1971). The couple divorced in 1943; their son is actor John Kerr (born 1931, died 2013).

She appeared with her son, John Kerr, in a 1954 episode of NBC's Justice. It was his first acting engagement. Writer and actor Buck Henry was childhood friends with June's son John and credits her with casting him in his first Broadway play, from which he got his first laugh.

On her death in 1966, aged 65, Walker was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Selected filmography
•Coincidence (1921)
•War Nurse (1930)
•The Unforgiven (1960)

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