Jun. 25th, 1925
New York City, New York, USA
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Born in New York City in 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, an only child, June 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 1938 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 (I) and Margaret Sullavan. The overnight toast of Broadway, she went on to win a Tony, 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 TV, she has co-starred in popular series like "Lassie" (1954) and "Lost in Space" (1965).
- Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer for her performance in the play "For Love or Money."
- Daughter 'Lizabeth Lockhart' (qv) appeared on _"Petticoat Junction" (1963)_ (qv).
- Daughter of actors 'Gene Lockhart' (qv) and 'Kathleen Lockhart' (qv), with both of whom she appeared in _A Christmas Carol (1938)_ (qv).
- Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Maureen Robinson in _"Lost in Space" (1965)_ (qv) and as Timmy's mother on _"Lassie" (1954)_ (qv).
- June hosted the 1966 "Miss Universe" pageant at the 'Jackie Gleason (I)' (qv) Studio in North Miami Beach.
- Mother-in-law of 'Adam C. Taylor' (qv).
- In the 1950s, she was a panelist, along with White House correspondents, on the TV quiz show _"Who Said That?" (1948)_ (qv). Ever since then, she has had an open invitation to attend White House press briefings, which she considers fun.
- Mother of 'Anne Lockhart (I)' (qv)
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