June Lockhart

June Lockhart

Jun. 25th, 1925
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 6"

June Lockhart's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Lost in Space TV Show
Lost in Space
Petticoat Junction TV Show
Petticoat Junction
Lassie TV Show
The $10,000 Pyramid TV Show
The $10,000 Pyramid
These Are the Days TV Show
These Are the Days
The Face Is Familiar TV Show
The Face Is Familiar

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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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