June Lockhart

Actor, TV host, Lecturer
If America had a Mom, she would probably be June Lockhart. Few can convey maternal munificence with the conviction of this ever perky, poised and pretty player of stage, film and especially TV. Lockhart grew from child ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1925 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (94)

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Super Capers 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Complete Savages 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Me Baby 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Christmas Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in Space 1998 (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

7th Heaven 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fired Up 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Critic 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

The John Larroquette Show 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood's Amazing Animal Actors 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colony 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie Unleashed: 280 Dog Years in TV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unscripted Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Lassie 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing 1979 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Up to No Good 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Women in Lingerie 1990 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

Lassie 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Somerset Gardens 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Picture 1989 (Movie)

Janet Kingsley (Actor)

A Whisper Kills 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Chud II: Bud the Chud 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rented Lips 1988 (Movie)

Archie's Mother (Actor)

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colbys 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Troll 1986 (Movie)

Eunice St Clair (Actor)

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

Mrs Bigelow (Actor)

The Greatest American Hero 1980 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Butterfly 1981 (Movie)

Mrs Gillespie (Actor)

The Gift of Love 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Fell Asleep? 1978 (Movie)

Marge Lawrence (Actor)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

These Are the Days 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Voice

ABC's Matinee Today 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Timmy and Lassie 1957 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Home 1953 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

On Trial 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Limit! 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Cargill (Actor)

T-Men 1948 (Movie)

Mary Genaro (Actor)

She Wolf of London 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Girl in Air Raid Shelter (Actor)

Sergeant York 1941 (Movie)

Rosie York (Actor)

Adam Had Four Sons 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

All This, and Heaven Too 1939 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

A Double Life (Movie)

(Actor)

Au Pair II (TV Show)

Actor

Bury Me Dead (Movie)

Barbara Carlin (Actor)

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Black Widow (TV Show)

Actor

Danger Island (TV Show)

Actor

Dinky Hocker (TV Show)

Actor

Easy to Wed (Movie)

Babs Norvell (Actor)

Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Joke, Son! (Movie)

Mary Lou (Actor)

Loose Change (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Annie Rooney (Movie)

Stella Bainbridge (Actor)

Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Peking Encounter (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect People (TV Show)

Actor

Pound Puppies (TV Show)

Voice

Son of Lassie (Movie)

Priscilla (Actor)

The Bait (TV Show)

Actor

The White Cliffs of Dover (Movie)

Betsy (age 18) (Actor)

Walking Through the Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

If America had a Mom, she would probably be June Lockhart. Few can convey maternal munificence with the conviction of this ever perky, poised and pretty player of stage, film and especially TV. Lockhart grew from child player to ingenue in supporting roles in "A" pictures and leads in "B" movies. The daughter of character actors Gene and Kathleen Lockhart, she made her stage debut at age eight and entered films at age 12 with the 1938 version of "A Christmas Carol" (in which her parents also acted). Lockhart won acclaim on the NYC stage in the late 40s, honed her craft on early live TV (gaining a 1952 Emmy nod for Best Actress) and found stardom playing warmly nurturing mothers on TV in the late 50s and 60s, most indelibly on "Lassie" (CBS, 1968-64) and "Lost in Space" (CBS, 1965-68).

The young Lockhart first registered in movies as the older brother's charming girlfriend whom Judy Garland initially misjudges in Vincente Minnelli's classic "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944). Her future beckoned as she played second fiddle to both a remarkable canine and her leading man (Peter Lawford) in the rousing WWII-era sequel "Son of Lassie" (1945). In her first starring role, Lockhart acquitted herself well as a woman manipulated to think herself the "She Wolf of London" (1946), a minor but mildly diverting thriller. She also provided sturdy support to a crime-fighting hubby in "T-Men" (1947), an exceedingly stylish noir outing from director Anthony Mann.

After frequent TV appearances as a dramatic anthology player, game show panelist and "women's show" guest hostess, Lockhart made her first serious bid for pop culture immortality by joining the long-running (CBS, 1954-1971) children's classic "Lassie" in 1958. As Ruth Martin, she was half of a childless couple that adopts the lovable runaway orphan Timmy (Jon Provost) and the courageous collie. Lockhart helped guide the duo's adventures for six years, garnering a 1958/59 Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Continuing Performance in a Dramatic Series. She had plentiful adventures of her own as the mother of the Space Family Robinson in the campy sci-fi classic "Lost in Space". Her Maureen Robinson managed to preserve her family's values in the most outlandish situations with a reassuring word, a smile and a slice of her "space pie". She also displayed a wholesome devotion to her man, the hunky Professor Robinson (Guy Williams), and a remarkable tolerance for the self-centered Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris). Lockhart finished out the 60s, playing "a lady M.D.", Dr. Janet Craig, on the last two seasons of gently rustic sitcom hit "Petticoat Junction" (CBS, 1968-70). She also began long stints as a hostess on several major beauty pageants and parades covered by CBS.

Lockhart spent the 70s in TV-movies, miniseries, a children's series and some busted pilots. The 80s brought more of the same, as well as stints on daytime and primetime soaps, notably playing Maria Ramirez, a kindly matriarch on ABC's daytime drama "General Hospital". Lockhart began popping up in small feature roles, generally in genre outings, that played upon her wholesome maternal image. She was the mother of scientist Paul Le Mat in "Strange Invaders" (1983), an engaging tribute to 50s sci-fi. "Troll" (1986), a passable knock-off of 1984's "Gremlins", found her playing a heroic witch who battles trolls in her enchanted apartment building. Lockhart also provided colorful cameos for "The Big Picture" and "CHUD II: Bud the Chud" (both 1989). She continued to work on stage, even touring nationally with "Steel Magnolias" from 1989 to 1990.

Lockhart has remained busy in the 90s, appearing on TV periodically in guest shots ("Roseanne"; "The Critic"; "Step By Step") and nostalgic specials. Her only feature credit in the first half of the 90s was a small part in the indie romantic drama "Sleep With Me" (1994). Lockhart has worked as a corporate spokesman for several organizations and has served on numerous committees and boards.

Relationships

June Elizabeth

Daughter

Ellen Delaney

Grandmother
paternal

John Francis Maloney

Husband

Anne Kathleen

Daughter
married to Adam Taylor, son of actor Buck Taylor

John Lindsay

Husband

Gene Lockhart

Father
born 1891, died 1957

Kathleen Lockhart

Mother
born 1893, died 1978

J Lockhart

Grandfather
paternal

EDUCATION

Westlake School for Girls

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1995

Provided a voice for "The Critic", an animated sitcom

1995

Hosted "The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen", a two-hour documentary special on the Sci-Fi Channel

1994

Hosted "The Story of Lassie", a PBS documentary special

1989

Appeared in "The New Lassie", a syndicated revival

1986

Provided a voice for "Pound Puppies", an animated children's series

1984

Began appearing in the recurring role of Maria Ramirez on the popular daytime soap "General Hospital"

1981

Played a supporting role in "Butterfly", an infamous Pia Zadora vehicle ostensibly adapted from James M. Cain's novel

1978

Miniseries acting debut, "Loose Change", an NBC drama

1975

Returned to features after nearly 20 years to play a supporting role in "Deadly Games/Who Fell Asleep?", a mystery feature (shelved until 1983)

1969

TV-movie debut, "But I Don't Want to Get Married!"

1963

Appeared as Ruth Martin in "Lassie's Greatest Adventure", a theatrical feature comprised of four edited TV episodes

1961

Appeared as a panelist in the pilot for "Password", the popular word gameshow

1952

Appeared as a panelist on "Who Said That?" (first on NBC, later on ABC), a live gameshow based on quotations from the news

1949

Appeared as Amy March in a live TV production of "Little Women" on "Ford Theatre" (CBS)

1947

Broadway debut, played Janet in "For Love or Money"; won several awards for the performance including the Tony for Best Debut, Theatre World and Woman of the Year in Drama from the Associated Press

1946

First starring role in a film, "She Wolf of London"

1944

First female lead in a film, "Son of Lassie"

1943

Featured in a significant supporting role in Vincente Minnelli's "Meet Me in St. Louis"

1938

Made feature debut at age 12 (with her parents), "A Christmas Carol"

1934

Made stage debut at age eight (date approximate)

Appeared in the national tour of "Steel Magnolias" as Clairee

Joined the cast of the longrunning CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction" as Dr. Janet Craig for the last two seasons of its seven year run

Portrayed Maureen Robinson on CBS's sci-fi adventure-comedy series "Lost in Space"

Provided the voice of Martha Day in the children's animated historical series "These Are the Days"

Debut as a TV series regular, joined the cast of the CBS series "Lassie" as Ruth Martin, half of the childless couple that adopted the orphaned Timmy (Jon Provost)

Appeared as a panelist on "It's News to Me", a CBS gameshow about current events

Stage debut, "Peter Ibbetson", at NYC's Metropolitan Opera House

Served as a substitute hostess on NBC's "Home"

Appeared as a recurring player on the dramatic anthology series, "The US Steel Hour" (first on ABC and subsequently on CBS)

Appeared in recurring roles on the primetime soaps, "Knots Landing" and "The Colbys"

Bonus Trivia

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Lockhart appeared as a hostess on the "Miss USA Pageant" on CBS for six years, the "Miss Universe Pageant" on CBS for six years, the "Tournament of Roses Parade" on CBS for eight years and the "Thanksgiving Parade" on CBS for five years.

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From "Confessions of a TV 'Space' Mom" by Steve Bornfeld, NEW YORK POST, August 15, 1994:If you're wondering how Lockhart has been allowed to attend White House press briefings for years, she explains that she knew Dwight Eisenhower's press secretary and asked him for press credentials--and he obliged. They're still valid, and she still uses them."A year ago, it was my birthday, and a group of my special pals [the reporters] stood around in a semi-circle. To have them sing 'Happy Birthday' to me at a White House briefing was so great!" says Lockhart, who even asked a question once, at a Bush administration briefing. "It was when Millie [The First Dog] was pregnant," she says. "I put up my hand and said, 'Who is the First Vet?"

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