Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, June Havoc, the real-life inspiration for "Baby June" in GYPSY, passed away on March 28 at the age of 96.

Miss Havoc, began her career at the age of two as "Dainty June, The Darling of Vaudeville." At age 14, she danced in the first of her seven marathons. She also starred in twenty-two Broadway plays and penned two autobiographies, "More Havoc" and "Early Havoc," upon which her play MARATHON '33 is based.

Miss Havoc was a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and a double-honoree on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Miss Havoc, along with her sister, the infamous Gypsy Rose Lee, and mother, Rose, were immortalized in the musical GYPSY.

BroadwayWorld remembers June Havoc, never to be forgotten.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in New York City, 1980

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in New York City, 1980

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in New York City, 1980

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in New York City, 1980

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in Los Angeles, 1989

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc
June Havoc in New York City, 1980

Photo Coverage: Remembering June Havoc

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.