June Gale

June Gale (born June Gilmartin;[1] July 6, 1911 – November 13, 1996) was an American actress sometimes credited as June Levant.[2]

June Gale
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June Gilmartin

July 6, 1911
DiedNovember 13, 1996 (aged 85)
Other namesDoris Gilmartin
June Levant
Years active1932–1948 (film)
Spouse(s)Oscar Levant (1939-1972, his death)
Henry Ephron

Born in San Francisco,[3] Gale rose to fame as part of the vaudeville act The Gale Sisters. She appeared on Broadway with her sisters in Flying High (1930) and George White's Scandals (1931).[4] In the early 1930s made her first films in Hollywood. This was originally as a Goldwyn Girl but gradually she rose to more notable parts, generally in B movies.

In December 1939, Gale married Oscar Levant in Fredericksburg, Virginia,[5] and they remained wed until his death in 1972. Later she married Henry Ephron.[6]

Gale was an integral part of two TV talk shows. After a disagreement led to her leaving her co-host role on The Oscar Levant Show, she began her own show.[6]


Title Year Role Notes
1933 Roman Scandals Goldwyn Girl Uncredited
1934 Moulin Rouge Show Girl Uncredited
1934 Looking for Trouble Long Beach Counter Girl Uncredited
1934 Melody in Spring Suzette
1934 Bottoms Up Chorine Uncredited
1934 Young and Beautiful Wampas Baby Star
1935 Folies Bergère de Paris Girl in Secretary Number Uncredited
1935 Rainbow's End Ann Ware
1935 Swifty Helen McNiel
1936 Heroes of the Range Joan Peters
1936 The Riding Avenger Jessie McCoy
1936 Sing, Baby, Sing Member of Girls Band Uncredited
1936 Pigskin Parade Student Uncredited
1936 One in a Million Girl in Band
1937 The Devil Diamond Dorothy Lanning
1937 On the Avenue Chorus Girl Uncredited
1937 Thin Ice Member of Girls Band Uncredited
1937 This Is My Affair Girl with Keller Uncredited
1937 Sing and Be Happy Secretary Uncredited
1937 You Can't Have Everything Chorus Girl Uncredited
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse Nurse Uncredited
1938 Four Men and a Prayer Elizabeth Uncredited
1938 Josette Cafe girl
1938 Keep Smiling Secretary Uncredited
1938 My Lucky Star Cabot Jr.'s Secretary
1938 Time Out for Murder Muriel - The Apartment Switchboard Operator
1938 While New York Sleeps Kitty
1939 Tail Spin Flyer Uncredited
1939 Pardon Our Nerve Judy Davis
1939 Inside Story Eunice
1939 The Jones Family in Hollywood Alice Morley
1939 It Could Happen to You Agnes Barlow
1939 Hotel for Women Joan Mitchell
1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Myra Rhadini
1939 The Escape Annie Qualen
1939 The Honeymoon's Over Peggy Ryder
1940 City of Chance Molly
1948 Easter Parade Minor Role Uncredited


  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2014). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. McFarland. p. 188. ISBN 9780786457632. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ Berlin, Howard M. (2000). The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia. McFarland. p. 163.
  3. ^ "Oscar Levant". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. May 16, 1942. p. 8. Retrieved 12 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "June Gale". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The taming of the Screwball". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. March 10, 1940. p. 25. Retrieved 12 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b "June Gilmartin Levant, entertainer". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. Associated Press. November 18, 1996. p. 11. Retrieved 12 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

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