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Junes are bustin' out all over Quiz


'June' is a name that has fallen out of fashion, but it used to be very popular. There are still plenty of us around though, including quite a few well-known ladies. See if you know who these are.

A multiple-choice quiz by invinoveritas. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
368,001
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. Let's start with an easy one - who remembers the June who starred in 'The Glenn Miller Story' with James Stewart? Hint

June Thorburn
June Tabor
June Havoc
June Allyson

2. A picture this time, painted in oils by the Victorian artist Lord Leighton RA in 1895. It depicts a young lady in a beautiful orange dress. She's asleep in a chair with the sun setting in the background. What is the picture called? Hint

Lovely June
June a l' Orange
June Rose
Flaming June

3. The next June is a character from the 1962 film 'Gypsy', played at different ages by Morgan Brittany and Ann Jillian. 'Gypsy' starred Rosalind Russell as the mother of two girls whom she wanted to make into Broadway stars. One of them, Louise, succeeded as the strip tease artiste Gypsy Rose Lee. What was the other sister billed as? Hint

Little June
Baby June/Dainty June
Tiny June
Cute June

4. A singer this time, known both for her own talents and for her marriage to a 'Man in Black'. She was born into a family of Country singers and forged a career of her own. Who was she? Hint

June Carter
June Trailer
June Waggoner
June Porter

5. This June stars in 'Eastenders' as the character 'Dot Cotton'. Who is she? Hint

June Brown
June Green
June Black
June White

6. Another actress, but this one is most famous for her work on radio. Still active in 2014 at age 95 she plays Peggy Archer in 'The Archers' on BBC Radio 4. Hint

June Spencer
June Morrison
June Marks
June Sainsbury

7. Another singer, this time one of four sisters who sang together and had many hits such as 'I'm So Excited' and 'Slow Hand'. Hint

June Jumper
June Shaker
June Pointer
June Waver

8. A very well-known British actress this time, who started out in radio and has since been in numerous TV shows, including 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Who is she? Hint

June Blackfield
June Greenfield
June Brownfield
June Whitfield

9. This June was a well known operatic soprano, born in Australia in 1929. Her real name was June Mary Gough, and her stage name was derived from the name of the town where she was born. Who was she? Hint

June Bronhill
June Downhill
June Underhill
June Greenhill

10. This final June was an American actress and dancer who was married for 37 years to the actor Fred McMurray. She was a star in Hollywood for about 10 years and appeared with Betty Grable in 'The Dolly Sisters' 1945. Who was she? Hint

June Thornhill
June Tabor
June Haver
June Thorburn


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Let's start with an easy one - who remembers the June who starred in 'The Glenn Miller Story' with James Stewart?

Answer: June Allyson

With her distinctive husky voice, June Allyson (1917-2006) was one of those rare stars who are instantly recognisable. She was an actress, singer and dancer, and starred on stage and TV as well as in many films. In 1945 she married Dick Powell, the dancer and singer, and they had two children together. The marriage lasted until his death in 1963.
Probably the film most people will remember June for is 'The Glenn Miller Story', in which she played the part of Glenn Miller's wife, Helen. With its unforgettable music and tragic ending, it's not a film anyone would easily forget, with wonderful performances from both its stars.
June died in 2006 from acute bronchitis and pulmonary respiratory failure.
2. A picture this time, painted in oils by the Victorian artist Lord Leighton RA in 1895. It depicts a young lady in a beautiful orange dress. She's asleep in a chair with the sun setting in the background. What is the picture called?

Answer: Flaming June

This is considered to be one of Lord Leighton's greatest works, yet in the 1960s when it came up for sale nobody wanted it - it failed to reach its reserve price at auction of US$140. It was subsequently sold in 1963 for US$1000 to the Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico, where it still is. Tastes change though, Victorian art can fetch huge prices now. Leighton was a member of the British Aestheticism movement, and sculpted as well as painted.

He designed the tomb of Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Florence in 1861.

He also collected works of art and his house in Holland Park, London, is open as a museum (Leighton House).
3. The next June is a character from the 1962 film 'Gypsy', played at different ages by Morgan Brittany and Ann Jillian. 'Gypsy' starred Rosalind Russell as the mother of two girls whom she wanted to make into Broadway stars. One of them, Louise, succeeded as the strip tease artiste Gypsy Rose Lee. What was the other sister billed as?

Answer: Baby June/Dainty June

'Gypsy' tells the story of the strip tease artiste Gypsy Rose Lee. The film is based on the true story of the two children of Rose Hovick, June and Louise. Rose's ambition was to make June a Broadway star, via a career in vaudeville. June was considered to be the more talented of the two girls and became a vaudeville star while still a child, first as 'Baby June' (played by Morgan Brittany) and then as 'Dainty June' (played by Ann Jillian).
However, June got married and left, and their mother's ambitions turned towards getting Louise on stage instead. Things didn't turn out quite as planned though, and Louise became the star strip tease artiste Gypsy Rose Lee, at Minsky's Burlesque Show.
The real June was better known in later life as the actress June Havoc.
4. A singer this time, known both for her own talents and for her marriage to a 'Man in Black'. She was born into a family of Country singers and forged a career of her own. Who was she?

Answer: June Carter

June Carter (1929-2003) was a member of the Carter Family, a clan of notable Country Music musicians, and married 'Man in Black' Johnny Cash in 1968. The marriage lasted until her death, and Johnny only survived her by four months. June was a singer, song writer, actress and dancer, who received several Grammy awards. She was ranked no 31 in the '40 Greatest Women in Country Music' in 2002.

June was a distant relation of US President Jimmy Carter.
5. This June stars in 'Eastenders' as the character 'Dot Cotton'. Who is she?

Answer: June Brown

June Brown, who was born in 1927, is a veteran actress who was classically trained at the Old Vic Theatre School. She had a stage career long before joining the cast of East Enders in 1985, and played, amongst many others, the roles of Lady Macbeth and Hedda Gabler.

Her TV roles include parts in 'The Duchess of Duke Street', 'Dr Who' and 'Coronation Street'. 'Dot Cotton' is one of the most popular characters in 'East Enders'. June has been nominated for many awards and in 2008 she received one as Best Actress in the British Soap Awards.

She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and in 2008 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
6. Another actress, but this one is most famous for her work on radio. Still active in 2014 at age 95 she plays Peggy Archer in 'The Archers' on BBC Radio 4.

Answer: June Spencer

Born in 1919, June Spencer has had a career on stage and in other radio shows as well as in 'The Archers'. She has also written and recited monologues, and made another career as an after dinner entertainer.

June was one of the original cast members of 'The Archers' back in 1951 and is the only surviving member of the original cast. She shows few signs of stopping despite being well beyond normal retirement age.
She tells the story of her life in a book titled 'Ambridge, My Life, Peggy and the Archers'.
7. Another singer, this time one of four sisters who sang together and had many hits such as 'I'm So Excited' and 'Slow Hand'.

Answer: June Pointer

June Pointer (1953-2006) was a member of the Pointer Sisters along with her siblings Bonnie, Anita and Ruth. Despite a fabulously successful career, June struggled for 40 years with drug addiction, and at one point her sisters threw her out of the group because of her addiction.
Her death in 2006 was from cancer.
8. A very well-known British actress this time, who started out in radio and has since been in numerous TV shows, including 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Who is she?

Answer: June Whitfield

June Whitfield, born 1925, has been a fixture of UK comedy shows since the 1950s. She first found fame when she starred in 'Take It From Here' on BBC radio in 1953, and has never looked back since, She has appeared on stage, in films such as the 'Carry On' series, and in many TV sitcoms such as 'Terry and June', 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
9. This June was a well known operatic soprano, born in Australia in 1929. Her real name was June Mary Gough, and her stage name was derived from the name of the town where she was born. Who was she?

Answer: June Bronhill

June Bronhill (1929-2005) was born in Broken Hill, and chose to use a contracted form of the town's name as a tribute to her home town, and as a way of thanking it for helping her to get the operatic training she had in London. She sang at Sadlers Wells (now the English National Opera), and starred in productions such as 'The Merry Widow' and in many Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

She also sang in musical theatre, starring in 'Robert and Elizabeth' with Keith Michell, and appearing in 'The Sound of Music' amongst many others. She died in her sleep at the age of 75 in a Sydney nursing home, having suffered for some years from deafness and increasing isolation.
10. This final June was an American actress and dancer who was married for 37 years to the actor Fred McMurray. She was a star in Hollywood for about 10 years and appeared with Betty Grable in 'The Dolly Sisters' 1945. Who was she?

Answer: June Haver

June Haver (1926-2005) began performing as a child and was a radio star when very young. In 1942 she moved to Hollywood where she was groomed to be 'the next Betty Grable' - she was known as the 'Pocket Grable' - and she starred with her in 'The Dolly Sisters' in 1945. Other films include 'When Irish Eyes are Smiling'.
Haver was a devout Roman Catholic and briefly became a nun in the 1950s. She left after several months and in 1954 married Fred McMurray, after which she retired from acting.
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