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Esther June Cantor
9 June 1905
New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||1 January 1993 (aged 87)|
|Resting place||Hillside Memorial Park|
|Alma mater||Emerson School of Oratory|
|Years active||1930–1961 (film)|
|Spouse(s)||Sid Rogell (1938-1973) (his death)|
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cantor, Clayworth was born Esther June Cantor in New Jersey but raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Coughlin High School and studied at the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston.
Clayworth gained acting experience in stock theater, including working in the Thatcher Stock Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and being the leading lady in the Hudson Players troupe at Scarboro, New York. Her Broadway debut came in Torch Song (1930); she also appeared in Page Pygmalion (1932) on Broadway.
Clayworth died in Woodland Hills, California.
|1935||The Good Fairy||Mitzi|
|1935||Transient Lady||Pat Warren|
|1935||Lady Tubbs||Jean LaGendre|
|1937||Married Before Breakfast||June Baylin|
|1937||Between Two Women||Eleanor|
|1937||Live, Love and Learn||Annabella Post|
|1939||Almost a Gentleman||Marion Gates|
|1946||The Truth About Murder||Marsha Crane|
|1946||Criminal Court||Joan Mason|
|1947||Beat the Band||Willow Martin|
|1947||Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome||Dr. Irma M. Learned|
|1950||The White Tower||Mme. Astrid Delambre|
|1952||At Sword's Point||Comtesse Claudine|
|1953||Dream Wife||Mrs. May Elkwood|
|1954||The Rocket Man||Harriet Snedley|
|1955||There's Always Tomorrow||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|1961||The Marriage-Go-Round||Flo Granger||(final film role)|
- "June Clayworth Dead; Stage and Film Actress". The New York Times. New York, New York City. January 8, 1993. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- "Appearing At Palace". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. May 9, 1930. p. 3. Retrieved March 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- 1910,1920 census for Esther Cantor. "Ancestry.com".
- Keaney p.100
- "Esther Cantor Signs to Play with Warner's". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. June 27, 1933. p. 7. Retrieved March 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Interesting Facts About Interesting People". The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Wisconsin, Milwaukee. October 11, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved February 28, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Miss Wilkes-Barre on Stage". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. December 31, 1928. p. 6. Retrieved March 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "June Clayworth". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- "June Clayworth Is Frank Critic of Own Movie Play". The Wilkes-Barre Record. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. December 2, 1936. p. 15. Retrieved March 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Keaney, Michael F. Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959. McFarland, 2003.
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