June Havoc

June Havoc

Director

June Havoc, a show-business legend whose hard-knocks childhood as a stage performer was depicted in the classic musical Gyspy, died March 28, 2010, according to the Village Voice. She was 96. Driven by an ruthless stage mother, young Ellen Evangeline Hovick and her sister Louise—who would become legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee—were forced into Vaudeville at an early age. Ms. Havoc was billed as "Baby June," and later "Dainty June," and played the West Coast Pantages circuit, but she abandoned her mother's world when she eloped at 13 with fellow performer Bobby Reed. The two teenagers scraped by, by entering, and winning, dance marathons.

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  • Also known as: Ellen Evangeline Hovick, Ellen June Hovick
  • Born: Nov 8, 1912 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Death: Mar 28, 2010 in Stamford, CT

Roles (16)

Annie Playbill - Feb 1980 Annie (1977)
Opened Apr 21, 1977
  • as Miss Hannigan (Replacement)
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Habeas Corpus Playbill - Nov 1975 Habeas Corpus (1975)
Opened Nov 25, 1975
  • as Mrs. Swabb (Original)
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Dinner at Eight Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 1966 Dinner at Eight (1966)
Opened Sep 27, 1966
  • as Millicent Jordan (Original)
Dinner at Eight - Opening Night
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Marathon '33 Playbill - Dec 1963 Marathon '33 (1963)
Opened Dec 22, 1963
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The Warm Peninsula Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1959 The Warm Peninsula (1959)
Opened Oct 20, 1959
  • as Joanne de Lynn (Original)
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The Beaux Stratagem Playbill - Feb 1959 The Beaux Stratagem (1959)
Opened Feb 24, 1959
  • as Mrs. Sullen (Original)
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Production Placeholder The Infernal Machine (1958)
Opened Feb 3, 1958
  • as Queen Jocasta (Original)
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Affairs of State Playbill - Nov 1950 Affairs of State (1950)
Opened Sep 25, 1950
  • as Irene Elliott (Replacement)
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Dunnigan's Daughter Playbill - Dec 1945 Dunnigan's Daughter (1945)
Opened Dec 26, 1945
  • as Ferne Rainier (Original)
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The Ryan Girl Playbill - Sept 1945 The Ryan Girl (1945)
Opened Sep 24, 1945
  • as Venetia Ryan (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Habeas Corpus Nominee
Tony Award
1964 Direction of a Play Marathon '33 Nominee