June Carroll (1917 – May 16, 2004) was an American lyricist, singer and actress.
Born June Sillman in Detroit, Michigan, Carroll appeared in the Broadway musical New Faces of 1952, introducing the now-standard Guess Who I Saw Today, by Elise Boyd and Murray Grand, as well as two songs that she wrote with Arthur Siegel, "Penny Candy" and "Love is a Simple Thing". The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra recorded "Love is a Simple Thing."
She and Siegel also wrote "Monotonous," introduced by Eartha Kitt in the show. It became one of her signature songs.
She was the sister of the Broadway producer Leonard Sillman, who produced New Faces of 1952, and the wife of Sidney Carroll, the screenwriter. She had four children, including composer Steve Reich from her first marriage, in 1935, to Leonard Reich, and Jonathan Carroll and David Carroll, American authors, from her second marriage, in 1940.
Carroll died from complications of Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles at the age of 86.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-82304||10-in.||4/10/1934||Music in my heart||Henry King Orchestra ; Joseph Sudy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-101803||10-in.||5/12/1936||Tonight's the night||Ruby Newman ; Rainbow Room Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-021174||10-in.||3/16/1938||Rinka tinka man||Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-058267||10-in.||12/17/1940||How did it get so late, so early||Bea Wain||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carroll, June," accessed December 10, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110140.
Carroll, June. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110140.
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