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June Duprez

Show Count: 8
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
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Born: 14 May 1918, Teddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 30 October 1984, London, England, United Kingdom

June Duprez (14 May 1918 – 30 October 1984) was an English film actress.

The daughter of American vaudeville performer Fred Duprez, she was born in Teddington, Middlesex, England, during an air raid in the final months of the First World War.

She began acting in her teens with a theatre company and made her first film, The Crimson Circle, in 1936. Her next film, The Cardinal (1936), was also a success, and she had a small role in The Spy in Black(1938), but it was her fourth film, The Four Feathers (1939), that made her a film star. Her peak of success came with the landmark fantasy film The Thief of Bagdad (1940), which she made for Alexander Korda.

Korda took charge of her career after this point and took her to Hollywood where he set her asking price at $50,000 per film. However, as Duprez had not yet achieved the level of popularity in America that she had in Britain, Korda's tactic only served to place her out of contention for most roles. She appeared in Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942), Tiger Fangs (1943), None But the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Brighton Strangler (1945) before performing well amid a top ensemble cast in René Clair's film version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (1945). After a few more films, Duprez retired. Her final credited film performance was in One Plus One (1961).

She retired from acting when she married for a second time in 1948, a wealthy sportsman. The union produced two daughters but ended in divorce in 1965. Duprez lived in Rome, Italy, for several years, then returned to London to live out the remainder of her life. She died there, after a long period of illness, at age 66.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 28th December 1944
Starring: June Duprez
Added: Dec 29 2006
Broadcast: 3rd June 1945
Added: Sep 03 2006
Broadcast: 11th June 1945
Added: Jul 21 2012
Broadcast: 3rd June 1946
Added: May 19 2012
Broadcast: October 20, 1947
Added: Oct 09 2018
Broadcast: 22nd January 1945
Added: Jan 24 2012
Broadcast: 20th June 1946
Starring: June Duprez
Added: Jun 19 2007