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June Harding, 'The Trouble With Angels' Actress, Dies At Age 81

Updated On 30 Mar, 2019 Published On

June Harding, the veteran actress best known for portraying Rachel Devery in the 1966 feature comedy film The Trouble With Angels alongside Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills, has died. She was 81.

Harding and Mills portrayed spirited students at a Catholic boarding school run by Mother Superior (played by Russell) the Columbia Pictures movie.

Her death was confirmed by her family. Her brother, John, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that his sister passed away in hospice care in Deer Isle, Maine, on March 22. John is her only immediate survivor.

Harding made her acting debuted with Broadway in December 1961; she portrayed Art Carney's younger daughter in the comedy Take Her, She's Mine. The film was written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, produced by Hal Prince and directed by George Abbott.

She then appeared on the 1963-64 NBC anthology series The Richard Boone Show, Dr. KildareThe FugitiveThe Defenders.

Harding completed her graduation from Greensville County High School in 1955 and earned her bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She moved to New York and starred on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns and several other off-Broadway plays before appearing in Take Her, She's Mine.

A memorial service for the late actress is set for April 13 at Monumental Methodist Church in Emporia.

Rest In Pece June Harding!

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