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Also Known As: June Kathleen Lockhart Died:
Born: June 25, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, lecturer, TV host, game show panelist, voice actor

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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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Super Capers (2009)
2.
 Lost in Space (1998) Principal
3.
 Out There (1995) Donna
4.
 Colony, The (1995) Mrs Billingsley
5.
 Story of Lassie, The (1994) Host
6.
 Sleep With Me (1994) Caroline
7.
 Danger Island (1992) Kate
8.
10.
 Big Picture, The (1989) Janet Kingsley
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1934:
Made stage debut at age eight (date approximate)
1938:
Made feature debut at age 12 (with her parents), "A Christmas Carol"
1944:
Featured in a significant supporting role in Vincente Minnelli's "Meet Me in St. Louis"
1945:
First female lead in a film, "Son of Lassie"
1946:
First starring role in a film, "She Wolf of London"
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Stage debut, "Peter Ibbetson", at NYC's Metropolitan Opera House
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
1949:
Appeared as Amy March in a live TV production of "Little Women" on "Ford Theatre" (CBS)
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Appeared as a panelist on "It's News to Me", a CBS gameshow about current events
1952:
Appeared as a panelist on "Who Said That?" (first on NBC, later on ABC), a live gameshow based on quotations from the news
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Appeared as a recurring player on the dramatic anthology series, "The US Steel Hour" (first on ABC and subsequently on CBS)
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Served as a substitute hostess on NBC's "Home"
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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)
1961:
Appeared as a panelist in the pilot for "Password", the popular word gameshow
1963:
Appeared as Ruth Martin in "Lassie's Greatest Adventure", a theatrical feature comprised of four edited TV episodes
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Portrayed Maureen Robinson on CBS's sci-fi adventure-comedy series "Lost in Space"
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Joined the cast of the longrunning CBS sitcom "Petticoat Junction" as Dr. Janet Craig for the last two seasons of its seven year run
1970:
TV-movie debut, "But I Don't Want to Get Married!"
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Provided the voice of Martha Day in the children's animated historical series "These Are the Days"
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)
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
1984:
Began appearing in the recurring role of Maria Ramirez on the popular daytime soap "General Hospital"
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Appeared in recurring roles on the primetime soaps, "Knots Landing" and "The Colbys"
1986:
Provided a voice for "Pound Puppies", an animated children's series
1989:
Appeared in "The New Lassie", a syndicated revival
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Appeared in the national tour of "Steel Magnolias" as Clairee
1994:
Hosted "The Story of Lassie", a PBS documentary special
1995:
Hosted "The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen", a two-hour documentary special on the Sci-Fi Channel
1995:
Provided a voice for "The Critic", an animated sitcom
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Education

Westlake School for Girls: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

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.

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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husband:
John Francis Maloney.
husband:
John Lindsay. Architect.

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grandfather:
J Coates Lockhart. Tenor. Paternal.
grandmother:
Ellen Delaney. Opera singer. Paternal.
father:
Gene Lockhart. Actor. Born 1891, died 1957.
mother:
Kathleen Lockhart. Actor. Born 1893, died 1978.
daughter:
Anne Kathleen. Actor. Married to Adam Taylor, son of actor Buck Taylor.
daughter:
June Elizabeth.
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