June Lockhart has been an icon in the entertainment industry for almost 80 years. She has played various roles that she is famous for and has led an incredible life so far with no signs of slowing down!
June Lockhart’s 97th birthday just passed happened on June 25. The actress has had an iconic career, with famous performances in shows like “Lost in Space,” and “Lassie.”
She was born on June 25, 1925, and got her start in show business incredibly early. She appeared in “A Christmas Carol” with her parents in 1938. After this, she made an appearance on stage in a play, and there has been no looking back in her career.
Lockhart’s most iconic performances involved her playing a mother. She played the mother of Timmy Martin on the hit show “Lassie.” She did true justice to the role and earned critical acclaim.
She described the show as “a fairy tale about people on a farm in which the dog solves all the problems in 22 minutes, in time for the last commercial.”
Another one of her iconic performances came with her role as Dr. Maureen Robinson in “Lost in Space,” another hit show. She was the matriarchal figure on the show, taking care of the family’s nutritional needs and the construction they needed in their travels.
During her time filming the show, she became close with her television show son, played by iconic actor Bill Mumy. Later, Mumy shared that Lockhart carried a picture of an artist you would never expect; David Bowie!
Besides that, Mumy had other words he wanted to say about the actress. “June is such an interesting character. She is, without a doubt, one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. She is truly a rock & roll goddess. I swear to god. She lives for rock & roll,” Mumy said.
Apart from her roles which made her iconic, there is another reason why June Lockhard will go down in history books as a true icon. She has not one but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! She received one for her work in motion pictures and the other on television!
She received both of them on the same day, February 8, 1960. Apart from those two stars, she was also bestowed with the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal by NASA to appreciate her efforts in helping the public become more interested in space.
She has had an active career for almost eight decades. She has played roles in iconic shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “7th Heaven,” and “General Hospital,” among others.
She has two daughters with her marriage to John Maloney. The couple was married for 8 years, from 1951 to 1959. Their daughters, Anne Lockhart and Lizabeth Lockhart, are both actresses.
As an actress, she has had an immense cultural impact and is practically a household name. Everyone from various generations adores June Lockhart, and for a good reason.
June Lockhart is a major talent known for many works she has been a part of in the last almost eighty years!
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