Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Gloria DeHaven * The daughter of vaudeville stars, who carved out her own successful career as the bright-eyed, vivacious star of Hollywood musicals and comedies of the 1940s and '50s, died Saturday (July 30, 2016) in Las Vegas. She was 91.

Her agent Scott Stander said Ms. DeHaven had been in hospice care after suffering a stroke a few months ago.

As a teenager, she toured with big bands led by Bing Crosby's brother Bob and others. An MGM talent scout spotted her at a concert in Texas. Ms. DeHaven also was a pinup favorite of GIs in World War II.

Ms. DeHaven achieved stardom in 1944's "Two Girls and a Sailor," in which she and June Allyson played sisters vying for the affections of Van Johnson.

Ms. DeHaven starred on Broadway with Ricardo Montalban in "Seventh Heaven" in 1955 and toured in "The Sound of Music," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," "Hello Dolly" and "Cactus Flower. …

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