June Allyson (October 7, 1917--July 8, 2006) was an American film and television actress, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was a major MGM contract star. Allyson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Young to Kiss (1951). From 1959-1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own CBS anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. A later generation knew her as a spokesperson for Depend undergarments. Allyson was born Eleanor Geisman, nicknamed 'Ella,' in The Bronx, New York City. She was the daughter of Clara (nee Provost) and Robert Geisman. She had a brother, Henry, who was two years older.
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