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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 June 1925New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in New York City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of "Peter Ibbetson", playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to California, where father Gene enjoyed a long career as one of the screen's great character actors. June made her screen debut in MGM's version of A Christmas Carol (1938), playing--appropriately enough the daughter of stars Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart. June appeared in a dozen or more movies before 1947, when she made her Broadway bow playing the ingénue in the comedy "For Love or Money" with John Loder. She got a standing ovation on opening night; one critic compared her debut to the first big hits of Helen Hayes and Margaret Sullavan. The overnight toast of Broadway, she went on to win a Tony Award, the Donaldson Award, the Theatre World Award and the Associated Press citation for Woman of the Year for Drama for her work in that play. On television, she has co-starred in popular series like Lassie (1954) and Lost in Space (1965).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (2)

John Carl Lindsay (5 April 1959 - 1970) (divorced)
Dr. John Francis Maloney (16 January 1951 - 1 April 1959) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Deep sultry voice
Red hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptous figure
Played women who were more than just a female

Trivia (20)

Daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, with both of whom she appeared in A Christmas Carol (1938).
She hosted the 1966 "Miss Universe" pageant at the Jackie Gleason Studio in North Miami Beach.
Daughter, Lizabeth Lockhart, appeared on the Petticoat Junction (1963) episode, Petticoat Junction: Last Train to Pixley (1970).
Ambassador of the California State Parks system.
Fascinated with space studies, the Lost in Space (1965) co-star spends a lot of time down at NASA making appearances at dinners and conventions with astronauts and their wives.
Mother-in-law of Adam C. Taylor.
In the 1950s, she was a panelist, along with White House correspondents, on the quiz show Who Said That? (1948). Ever since then, she has had an open invitation to attend White House press briefings, which she considers fun.
Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer for her performance in the play "For Love or Money."
Grandmother of Carlyle Taylor, Zane Taylor and Christianna Triolo.
Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Maureen Robinson in Lost in Space (1965) and as Timmy's mother on Lassie (1954).
Interviewed about her sci-fi and horror TV and movie credits in Tom Weaver's book, "They Fought in the Creature Features" (McFarland & Co., 1995).
Interviewed about her Western TV credits in the book "Wild Wild Westerners" by Tom Weaver (BearManor, 2012).
She was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.
She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6323 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6362 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Best known for her starring role as Ruth Martin on Lassie (1954) and for her role as Maureen Robinson on Lost in Space (1965).
Good friends of Guy Williams and Jonathan Harris.
Replaced Cloris Leachman as Ruth Martin on Lassie (1954), at the beginning of the series' fifth season, because Leachman was unhappy with her role.
Acting mentor and friend of Jon Provost.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm not really affected whether or not the phone rings asking me to do a job. When you're working, you're very professional and you do the work. You know your lines and you hit your marks and your collar's clean. There is a wonderful world out there besides what you do on screen.
[2015 - on her Petticoat Junction (1963) co-star Edgar Buchanan] He was quite a dear, but very naughty. He would tell the filthiest jokes right up until the cameras started rolling, so one had to compose oneself before the scene started. He had originally been a dentist which always amused me because he had the worst teeth!
[2015 - on Petticoat Junction (1963)] On the first day, I walked onto the set and called out 'Good morning everybody!' and they returned the greeting. We knew everything would be fine.
I thoroughly enjoy seeing a beautifully proportioned nude male. So did Michelangelo and Rodin. But if the male is blubbery, he should keep his beer barrel to himself and not be a portly polluter.

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