June Clyde

June Clyde (born Ina Parton, December 2, 1909 – October 1, 1987) was an American actress, singer and dancer, known for roles in such pre-Code films as A Strange Adventure (1932) and A Study in Scarlet (1933).

June Clyde
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Clyde in A Study in Scarlet, 1933
Ina Parton

(1909-12-02)December 2, 1909
DiedOctober 1, 1987(1987-10-01) (aged 77)
OccupationSinger, dancer, actress
Years active1916-1957

Early yearsEdit

June Clyde was born on December 2, 1909 as Ina Parton, the third child of William Arthur Parton and Orpha Dorothy Day. William and Orpha divorced about 1913, when Orpha took the three girls to live in St. Joseph, Missouri. The girls were nieces of actress Leona Hutton. By 1915, the family moved to Arbuckle, California. Around 1916, Orpha married Harvey Arthur Clyde.


Clyde's career began at age seven on the vaudeville stage, billed as "Baby Tetrazini" (a stage name for the girls) at the age of nine. She made her first screen appearance at age ten with Noah Beery, Sr. in The Sea Wolf. Later her voice changed and she joined a stock company.[citation needed]

She was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1932[1] and she progressed to a modest career in Hollywood films before marrying film director Thornton Freeland. Clyde moved to England with her husband and appeared in several British films and stage productions starting in 1934, as well as returning to the United States periodically for both stage and film work.

On Broadway, Clyde portrayed Annabel Lewis in Hooray For What! (1937) and Sally Trowbridge in Banjo Eyes (1941).[2]

Personal life and deathEdit

June Clyde married Thornton Freeland in 1930. She died on October 1, 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aged 77.[citation needed]


Stage creditsEdit


  1. ^ "WAMPAS Baby Stars". www.b-westerns.com.
  2. ^ "June Clyde". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 13, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ "AusStage". www.ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 2020-11-23.

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