Updated: March 02, 2016
JUNE LOCKHART PHOTO GALLERY #04
Born: June 25, 1925
Birthplace: New York City
Executive Summary: Mom on Lassie, Lost in Space
June Lockhart was the quintessential TV mom of the 1950s and '60s.
She joined the long-running Lassie in its fifth season (1958)
replacing Cloris Leachman as Timmy's mother. She later played Mrs.
Robinson on the campy 1960s sci-fi series Lost In Space.
June Lockhart made her stage debut at the age of 8, in a New York
production of Peter Ibbetson. Her first film was A Christmas Carol
in 1938, starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge, her parents as Mr. and
Mrs. Cratchit, and their 12-year-old daughter June as their
daughter. Her parents only allowed her to appear in high quality
productions, so the films from Lockhart's teen years are especially
impressive: Sergeant York with Gary Cooper, The White Cliffs of
Dover with Irene Dunne, Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland. At
18 she won a Tony as Best Newcomer for her Broadway debut in For
Love or Money.
In addition to her time with Lassie and Lost In Space, she also
starred on Petticoat Junction for that show's last two seasons,
replacing the dead Bea Benaderet as the show's wise older feminine
voice, and in the 1980s she played a grandmother on the soap General
Hospital. She was also a familiar face on several different
celebrity game shows, and in 1973, she was the second celebrity (the
first was Rob Reiner) to help a contestant win the big prize on The
Politically active, she campaigned for Republicans Eisenhower and
Nixon and Democrat Adlai Stevenson. She spoke out against the war in
Vietnam, and in a 1969 protest in Washington, DC, she released
several white doves at the ceremony's end. She was also "den mother"
for the Los Angeles production of Hair.
She co-hosted the Miss USA Pageant on television for several years,
but was abruptly fired under a morals clause when the program's
producers learned she was living in sin -- with a much younger man.
The characters Lockhart played, however, were usually chaste. During
her entire six-year stint on Lassie, playing a married mom, Lockhart
had two on-screen kisses (both on the cheek) with the actor playing
her husband. On Lost In Space, she once received a memo asking her
not to touch Guy Williams' arm -- he played her husband, but the
program's producers felt that touching his arm was too suggestive.
Father: Gene Lockhart (actor)
Mother: Kathleen (Arthur) Lockhart (actress, Gentleman's Agreement,
b. 1894, m. 1924, d. 18-Feb-1978)
Husband: Dr. John F. Maloney (m. 1951, div. 1959)
Husband: John Lindsay (architect, m. 1959, div.)
Daughter: Anne Kathleen Lockhart (actress, Battlestar Galactica, b.
Daughter: Lizabeth Lockhart (born June Elizabeth Lindsay,
High School: Westlake School for Girls (now Harvard-Westlake
School), Los Angeles, CA (1943)
Hollywood Walk of Fame 6323 Hollywood Blvd (television)
Hollywood Walk of Fame 6362 Hollywood Blvd (films)
Tony For Love or Money
Lost in Space
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Lost in Space (3-Apr-1998)
The Colony (17-Sep-1995)
Sleep with Me (10-Sep-1994)
Danger Island (20-Sep-1992)
The Big Picture (15-Sep-1989)
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
The Night They Saved Christmas (13-Dec-1984)
Strange Invaders (16-Sep-1983)
Lassie's Great Adventure (25-Dec-1965)
Easy to Wed (11-Jul-1946)
Son of Lassie (20-Apr-1945)
Meet Me in St. Louis (28-Nov-1944)
Forever and a Day (21-Jan-1943)
Sergeant York (2-Jul-1941)
Adam Had Four Sons (27-Mar-1941)
All This, and Heaven Too (4-Jul-1940)