Quad Cities Icons: June Haver from Rock Island, IL – Early Film Actress, Singer, Dancer
The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August.
June Haver was a film actress, singer, and dancer from Rock Island, IL who was at one time referred to as “the next Betty Grable.” June’s filmography includes over a dozen Hollywood films dating through the 40’s and in to the 50’s. June and her family are said to have lived for sometime in a 2nd floor apartment in the building that is now Rozz Tox.