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June Knight, born Margaret Rose Valliquietto (January 22, 1913 – June 16, 1987)

During the first years of her life, she was in very poor health. She suffered from tuberculosis when she was 4 years old and doctors told her parents that there was a strong chance that she would not live to maturity. Due to infantile paralysis, she could not walk till she was five years old. At age 19, she appeared in the last Ziegfeld Follies show, Hot-Cha! (1932). She was featured in four other Broadway shows, Take A Chance (1932), Jubilee (1935)[4] (where she introduced the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine"),The Would-Be Gentleman (1946) and Sweethearts (1947). She also had a short-lived film career, appearing in 12 films from 1930 to 1940, most notably in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), in which she sang the hit song "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" with co-star Robert Taylor. Knight was married four times. She died from a stroke at age 74 on June 16, 1987, and is interred at Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.