Portrait of June Thorburn by bigd4787 on Stars Portraits

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June Thorburn by bigd4787


(United States)
Added on January 19, 2020, 07:46 am
Colored pencils

  Born and raised in what was then British India, June (and her family) settled in Britain after her father retired from the military. At age 20, she made her way to London in pursuit of a career in acting, and attained stardom in numerous television and movie roles throughout the 1950s and 60s. June starred in a magical cinematic memory from my childhood, 'The 3 Worlds of Gulliver' (with Kerwin Matthews, the titular star of another favorite of mine, 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'). June lost her life in one of the most stunningly tragic occurrences in Hollywood's long and eventful history when returning to London from Spain on Iberia Airlines, her plane crashing at Blackdown, Sussex, killing all 37 people on board (including June's unborn child).  

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PenStilos - 1 month ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :magic: :magic: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Stefanosart - 1 month ago

Lovely work on the portrait and dress. But such tragic characters you draw for us here on SP. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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bigd4787 - 1 month ago

Apologies for the rather dark stories my friend! :oO: I feel compelled to attempt some sort of remembrance for those often tragic passings, and especially for those whose relatively short lives were little celebrated, if not altogether forgotten.

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Vanessafari - 1 month ago

She looks wonderfully simple and un-sophisticated, actresses like her have always been rare. Beautiful tribute :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip:


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