- June Lockhart
in Son of Lassie
Born June 25, 1925
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actress Years active 1938–present Spouse Dr. John F. Maloney (m. 1951–1959)
John Lindsay (m. 1959–1970)
June Lockhart (born June 25, 1925) is an American actress, primarily in 1950s and 1960s television, but with memorable performances on stage and in film too. She is remembered as the mother in two TV series, Lassie and Lost in Space. She also portrayed Dr. Janet Craig on the hit CBS television sitcom Petticoat Junction (1968–70).
Born in New York City, Lockhart is the daughter of Canadian-born actor Gene Lockhart, who came to prominence on Broadway in 1933 in Ah, Wilderness!, and English-born actress Kathleen Arthur Lockhart. She made her acting debut opposite her parents in a film version of A Christmas Carol, in 1938. She also played supporting parts in films including Meet Me in St. Louis, Sergeant York, and The Yearling. Lockhart played the title role in She-Wolf of London (1946).
In 1948, Lockhart won a Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer (a category that no longer exists) for her role on Broadway in For Love or Money. And in 1951, she starred in Lawrence Riley's biographical play Kin Hubbard opposite Tom Ewell. In 1955, she appeared in an episode of CBS's Appointment with Adventure. About this time, she also made several appearances on NBC's legal drama Justice, based on case files of the Legal Aid Society of New York. In the late 1950s, she guest starred in several popular television Westerns including: Wagon Train and Cimarron City on NBC and Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, and Rawhide on CBS.
In 1958, she was the narrator for Playhouse 90 's telecast of the George Balanchine version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, featuring Balanchine himself as Drosselmeyer, along with the New York City Ballet.
Lockhart is best known for her roles as TV mothers, first as Ruth Martin, the wife of Paul Martin (portrayed by Hugh Reilly), and the mother of Timmy Martin (played by Jon Provost) in the 1954 CBS series, Lassie (a role that she played from 1958–64). She replaced actress Cloris Leachman. Lockhart then became Dr. Maureen Robinson, the wife of Professor John Robinson (portrayed by Zorro actor Guy Williams) in the Lost in Space (1965–68) series. The science fiction program on CBS was popular, remembered for the design of the sleek silver spacesuits, which Lockhart wore in many publicity photos.
Lockhart appeared as Dr. Janet Craig on the CBS sitcom Petticoat Junction, after Bea Benaderet died during the run of the show, and as a regular in the ABC soap opera General Hospital during the 1980s and 1990s. She provided the voice of Martha Day, the lead character in the Hanna-Barbara animated series These Are the Days. Lockhart was the only actor or actress to have starred in three hit series during the 1960s.
In 1986, she appeared in the fantasy film, Troll. The younger version of her character in that film was played by her daughter, Anne Lockhart. They had previously played the same woman at two different ages in an episode of the television series Magnum, P.I. (1981). In 1991, Lockhart appeared as Miss Wiltrout, Michelle Tanner's kindergarten teacher on the TV sitcom Full House. She also had a cameo in the 1998 film Lost in Space, based on the television series she had starred in thirty years earlier. In 2002, she appeared in two episodes of The Drew Carey Show as Lewis's mother, Misty Kiniski.
In 2004, she voiced the role of Grandma Emma Fowler in Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases. Lockhart starred as James Caan's mother in an episode of Las Vegas in 2004. Lockhart has since guest starred on episodes of Cold Case and Grey's Anatomy, in the 2007 ABC Family television film Holiday in Handcuffs, and in the 2007 feature film Wesley.
In 1951, Lockhart married Dr. John F. Maloney. They had two daughters, Anne Kathleen Lockhart, born September 6, 1953 and June Elizabeth Lockhart, born 2 years later. The couple divorced in 1959. She married architect John Lindsay that same year. They divorced in October 1970. She has not married again.
Daughter Anne has taken her mother's maiden name for her stage name, and has appeared in films and television programs. Daughter June is marketing manager/art director for an international luxury furniture manufacturer headquartered in California, with showrooms around the world.
Film Year Film Role Notes 1940 All This, and Heaven Too Isabelle 1941 Adam Had Four Sons Vance 1941 Sergeant York Rosie York 1942 Miss Annie Rooney Stella Bainbridge 1943 Forever and a Day Girl in Air Raid Shelter Alternative title: The Changing World 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis Lucille Ballard 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover Betsy Kenney at Age 18 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry Sarah Swanson 1945 Son of Lassie Priscilla 1946 She-Wolf of London Title role 1947 T-Men Mary Genaro 1982 Butterfly Mrs. Helen Gillespie 1983 Strange Invaders Mrs. Bigelow 1986 Troll Eunice St. Clair 1988 Rented Lips Archie's Mother 1989 C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. Gracie 1994 Sleep with Me Caroline 1998 Lost in Space Principal Cartwright 2007 Wesley Susanna Wesley 2009 Super Capers Mother Television Year Title Role Notes 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour Amy March 1 episode 1956 Science Fiction Theatre Eve Patrick 1 episode 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show Julie Baggs 1 episode The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Verna 1 episode 1957–1958 Have Gun – Will Travel Dr. Phyllis Thackeray 2 episodes 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook Beauty's Sister 1 episode Matinee Theater Connie 1 episode Gunsmoke Beulah 1 episode Playhouse 90 Narrator 1 episode 1958–1964 Lassie Ruth Martin 200 episodes 1959 Rawhide Rainy Dawson 1 episode General Electric Theater Vera 1 episode 1964 Perry Mason Mona Stanton Harvey 1 episode Bewitched Mrs. Burns 1 episode Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Dr. Ellen Bryce 1 episode The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Sarah Taub 1 episode 1965 Branded Mrs. Sue Pritchett 1 episode The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Martha Hunter 1 episode Mr. Novak Mrs. Nelby 1 episode 1965–1968 Lost in Space Maureen Robinson 84 episodes 1968–1969 Family Affair Miss Evans 3 episodes 1968–1970 Petticoat Junction Dr. Janet Craig 45 episodes 1971 The Man and the City Ellen Lewis 1 episode 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. Lila 1 episode Adam-12 Mrs. Whitney 2 episodes 1975 Ellery Queen Claudia Wentworth 1 episode 1976 Happy Days Judge MacBride 1 episode 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Mrs. Migley 1 episode 1981 Vega$ Dr. Michaels 1 episode Magnum, P.I. Diane Westmore Pauley 1 episode Darkroom Margo Haskell 1 episode 1981–1983 The Greatest American Hero Alice Davidson 2 episodes 1984 Whiz Kids Mrs. Butterfield 1 episode The Night They Saved Christmas Mrs. Claus 1 episode 1985 Murder, She Wrote Beryl Hayward 1 episode 1986 The Colbys Dr. Sylvia Heywood 2 episodes Hotel Betty Archer 1 episode Amazing Stories Mildred 1 episode 1987 Pound Puppies Aunt Millie 1 episode 1989 The New Lassie Mrs. Chadwick 1 episode 1991 Full House Miss Wiltrout 2 episodes 1993 The John Larroquette Show John's mother 1 episode 1994 The Mommies Bev – Barb's Mom 1 episode Babylon 5 Dr. Laura Rosen 1 episode 1995 Out There Donna Television film 1996 Step by Step Helen Lambert 3 episodes 1997–1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Celia Martin 4 episodes 2001 Au Pair II Grandma Nell Grayson Television film 2002 The Drew Carey Show Misty Kiniski 2 episodes 2003 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Grandma Evelyn 1 episode 2004–2005 Complete Savages Grammy Na-Na 2 episodes 2006 Grey's Anatomy Agnes 1 episode 2007 Holiday in Handcuffs Grandma Television film
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