Actress June Haver

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 12, 2002

June Haver was my favorite movie star. Can you tell me how she's doing these days?
—Mary Lou K., Ohio

Haver, 75, is retired and lives on the San Fernando Valley ranch that she shared with husband Fred MacMurray, who died in 1991. She was born in Rock Island, Ill., to Fred and Marie Stovenour, but she later assumed the last name of her stepfather. She made her film debut in 1943 in The Gang's All Here and starred in musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, including Three Little Girls in Blue and The Dolly Sisters. In 1947, she eloped with trumpeter Jimmy Zito, but divorced him the next year. She made her last movie, The Girl Next Door, in 1953 and then shocked everyone when she announced that she was retiring and joining a convent. She stayed a few months but left the Kansas convent and later married the widowed MacMurray in 1954. The couple had two adopted children, twins Katie Marie and Laurie Anne.