Gene Lockhart (1891–1957)

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Gene Lockhart was born on July 18, 1891, in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Coates Lockhart and Ellen Mary (Delany) Lockhart. His father had studied singing and young Gene displayed an early interest in drama and music. Shortly after the 7-year-old danced a Highland fling in a concert given by the 48th Highlanders' Regimental Band, his ... See full bio »

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Known For

His Girl Friday Sheriff Hartwell
Miracle on 34th Street Judge Henry X. Harper
Carousel Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
Algiers Regis


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 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Equity Board President
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Henry Anderson
- And Don't Ever Come Back (1957) ... Henry Anderson
 1950-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Innkeeper / O'Connor / Samuel Fulton / ...
- It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1957) ... O'Connor
- Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1956) ... Samuel Fulton
- The Two Dollar Bettor (1955) ... John Hewitt
- The Queen's English (1954) ... Evander Cobb
- A Child Is Born (1952) ... Innkeeper
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Justice for All (1956)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Law Is for the Lovers (1956) ... Clay
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Louis P. Cashman
- Vicksburg, 5:35 PM (1956) ... Louis P. Cashman
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Father McCorkle
- This Way to Heaven (1956) ... Father McCorkle
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Elwood Dove / Dr. Richard Hewitt
- Miracle of Doctor Dove (1956) ... Dr. Elwood Dove
- When a Camera Fails (1956) ... Dr. Richard Hewitt
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Bill Hawthorne
 1956 Carousel
Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Milton Hagget
- Christopher Bean (1955) ... Dr. Milton Hagget
 1955 The Vanishing American
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverend Allan E. Claxton
- Broadway Trust (1955) ... Reverend Allan E. Claxton
 1955 The Father Who Had No Sons (TV Movie)
Milton Hershey
 1955 Homer Bell (TV Series)
Judge Homer Bell
- Episode dated 1 March 1955 (1955) ... Judge Homer Bell
 1953-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Treasure Trove (1954)
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) ... Pat
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Prof. Welch
- The Sins of the Fathers (1954) ... Prof. Welch
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- The Test Case (1954)
 1954 World for Ransom
Alexis Pederas
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
Uncle Cedric
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Alfred Renell
- The Closed Door (1953) ... Alfred Renell
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Tom Henderson
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Mr. Heggie
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Dean Edward Magruder
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Prof. Vanya
- The Machine (1952)
- The Golden Ingot (1952) ... Prof. Vanya
 1952 Face to Face
Capt. Archbold ('The Secret Sharer')
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rose (1952)
 1952 Androcles and the Lion
Menagerie Keeper
 1952 Apache War Smoke
Cyril R. Snowden
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
James the Bishop of Broadminster
- The Bishop Misbehaves (1952) ... James the Bishop of Broadminster
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Clarence B. Gateson
 1951-1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Rev. Paul Edgett
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Sen. Tower
 1952 A Girl in Every Port
 1951 The Lady from Texas
Judge George Jeffers
 1951 Rhubarb
Thaddeus J. Banner
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Jeff Brock
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- The Windfall (1950)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Edward Moulton-Barrett
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1950) ... Edward Moulton-Barrett
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 The Big Hangover
Charles Parkford
 1950 Riding High
J.P. Chase
 1949 The Inspector General
The Mayor
 1949 Red Light
Warni Hazard
 1949 Madame Bovary
J. Homais
 1949 The Sickle or the Cross
James John
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Andrew L. Bush
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Judge Parker
 1948 Joan of Arc
Georges de La Trémouille - King's Chief Counsellor
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Prof. Edward Bell
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Arnold Matson
 1948 The Inside Story
Horace Taylor
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Peter Winterbottom
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Viscount Henri D'Arceneaux
 1947 Cynthia
Dr. Fred I. Jannings
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Judge Henry X. Harper
 1947 Honeymoon
Consul Prescott
 1946 The Strange Woman
Isaiah Poster
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Prefect of Police Richet
 1946 Meet Me on Broadway
John Whittaker
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Dr. Saunders
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
Charles Ogden Roper
 1945 That's the Spirit
Jasper Cawthorne
 1944 Man from Frisco
Joel Kennedy
 1944 Going My Way
Ted Haines Sr.
 1944 Action in Arabia
Josef Danesco
 1943 The Desert Song
Pere FanFan
 1943 Madame Curie
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Ernst Willis
 1943 Find the Blackmailer
John M. Rhodes
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Premier Molotov
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Emil Czaka
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Carl Robelink
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Herschell Gibbon
 1942 Juke Girl
Henry Madden
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
John Powers
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Samuel Bacon, Esq.
 1941 All That Money Can Buy
Squire Slossum
 1941 International Lady
Sidney Grenner
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Preston Thurston
 1941 Billy the Kid
Dan Hickey
 1941 The Sea Wolf
Dr. Louis Prescott
 1941 Meet John Doe
Mayor Lovett
 1940 Keeping Company
Mr. Hellman
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuters
Otto Bauer
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
George Winslow
 1940 South of Pago Pago
 1940 We Who Are Young
C.B. Beamis
 1940 Edison, the Man
Mr. Taggart
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Stephen Douglas
 1940 His Girl Friday
Sheriff Hartwell
 1939 Geronimo
 1939 Blackmail
William Ramey
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
J.T. Tapley
 1939 Bridal Suite
Cornelius McGill
 1939 Tell No Tales
 1939 Hotel Imperial
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Sanders
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Porgie Rowe
 1939 Jesse James
Wiseacre Sitting Outside Marshal's Office (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Bob Cratchit
 1938 Blondie
C.P. Hazlip
 1938 Listen, Darling
Mr. Drubbs
 1938 Meet the Girls
Homer Watson
 1938 Penrod's Double Trouble
Mr. Schofield
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Bill Dalton
 1938 Stocks and Blondes (Short)
A Stockbroker Character
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Sen. Corey
 1938 Of Human Hearts
 1938 Algiers
 1937 Something to Sing About
Bennett O. 'B.O.' Regan
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
Samuel P. Murdock
 1937 Too Many Wives
Winfield Jackson
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Mr. Sims
 1936 Career Woman
Uncle Billy Burly
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
 1936 Come Closer, Folks
Elmer Woods
 1936 Wedding Present
Archduke Gustav Ernest
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Mr. Murphy
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Major O'Neal
 1936 Earthworm Tractors
George Healey
 1936 Times Square Playboy
P.H. 'Ban' / 'Pig Head' Bancroft
 1936 The First Baby
Mr. Ellis
 1936 Brides Are Like That
John Robinson
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Edgar Lowe Hammle
 1935 Crime and Punishment
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Police Lt. Gabor
 1935 Star of Midnight
Horatio Swayne
 1935 Storm Over the Andes
 1935 I've Been Around
Sammy Ames
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Capt. Jeremiah Taylor
 1934 The Gay Bride
Jim Smiley (uncredited)
 1934 By Your Leave
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #8 (Short)
Banker (uncredited)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short)
Miles Standish (uncredited)
 1933 The No Man (Short)
 1922 Smilin' Through
Village Rector (as Eugene Lockhart)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (21 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "Sun-Up" on Broadway. Drama. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eugene Lockhart


Kathleen Lockhart  (his death)  (1 child)


June Lockhart


John Coates Lockhart | Ellen Mary Lockhart


Anne Lockhart (grandchild)

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Wrote the words to the song "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" which became a huge post-WWI hit. Later recorded by Ted Lewis, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington'; a version by Les Paul and Mary Ford became a million seller in 1951. See more »

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