Who is June Lockhart?
With over 170 film and TV credits to her name and several nominations and awards, June is one of the most renowned actresses of Hollywood. She started her career at just eight years old and since the hasn’t backed down from a screen appearance. Some of the most successful projects on which she worked include the TV series “Lassie” (1958-1964), then “Lost in Space” (1965-1968), and the film of the same name, released in 1998, in which she had a cameo appearance.
So, do you want to find out more about June Lockhart, from her early childhood to most recent career endeavors, and her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we introduce you to this prominent actress.
June Lockhart, is she dead or alive?
June has been active as an actress until most recently, with her last role credit as Irene O’Connor in the comedy-drama film “The Remake” in 2016. She officially retired from acting in 2017 and since then has enjoyed time with her daughters and grandchild. Let’s hope she stays healthy in the future years – she will turn 95 in 2020.
June Lockhart Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
June Lockhart was born on the 25th June 1925 in New York City, USA, the daughter of Gene Lockhart, an actor who came to prominence through stage roles, and his wife Kathleen Arthur Lockart, who also was an actress. She went to Westlake School for Girls, located in Beverly Hills, California, her family moving there to further there careers.
Probably inspired by her parents’ success, June launched her acting career when she was just eight years old, as Mimsey in the opera “Peter Ibbetson”, while in 1938 she made her screen debut with the role of Belinda in the film “A Christmas Carol”, appearing next to her parents. Two years later, she portrayed Isabelle de Praslin in the film “All This, and Heaven Too” (1940), while in 1941 she was Vance in the film “Adam Had Four Sons”. In 1946 she was Phyllis Allenby in the film “She-Wolf of London”, and it was in 1947 that she returned to stage, with a part in the play “For Love or Money”, for which she won a Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer. After this, she returned to the screen and showcased her talents there before the ‘50s, featuring in such films as the crime-drama “Bury Me Dead” next to Cathy O’Donnell and Hugh Beaumont, and in the crime-thriller “T-Men”, both in 1947.
Rise to Stardom
Gradually, June was becoming more successful as new roles were coming her way on a daily basis; she starred in the television film “Mistress of the White House” in 1952, and had a number of guest starring roles in such series as “Justice” (1954-1955), before she was chosen for the part of Ruth Martin in the TV series “Lassie” in 1958, appearing in 207 episodes of the highly appraised series, which made her extremely popular, and brought her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series in 1959. She also portrayed Ruth in the films about Lassie – “Lassie’s Great Adventure” and “Lassie: A Christmas Tail”, both in 1963. Following the end of “Lassie”, June secured another long-term engagement, this time as Maureen Robinson in the adventure series “Lost in Space” (1965-1968) – with this role, June became a Hollywood star, and before the ’60s ended, she had another TV role, as Dr. Janet Craig in “Petticoat Junction” (1968-1970).
In the ‘70s, June wasn’t much focused on acting, but instead her hosting talents, and was a part of such shows as “Match Game” (1973), “The $10,000 Pyramid” (1973-1977), and “The Hollywood Squares”, which started back in the late ’60s, but ran until 1979. Though not pursuing acting much, she still managed to secure some notable roles, such as in the television drama film “The Bait” in 1973, then in the horror mystery film “Curse of the Black Widow” (1977), with Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills and Patty Duke in the lead roles, while in 1978 she appeared in the television film “A Double Life”. She started off the ‘80s with the role of Liz Hawkins in the fairly successful “The Capture of Grizzly Adams” in 1982, and in 1984 she was Mrs. Claus in the family Christmas film “The Night They Saved Christmas”.
Career Decline and Retirement
With the start of the ‘90s, June’s career began declining, with her making only guest appearances in such TV series as “Full House” in 1991, then “The Mommies” in 1994, and “Beverly Hills, 90210” from 1997 to 1998. The decline continued with the start of the new millennium, and until her retirement in 2017, June only had roles in the film “Wesley” (2009), and “The Remake” (2016), among other credits that went without any major success.
June Lockhart Net Worth
June is a renowned actress and her success has steadily increased her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich June Lockhart is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lockhart’s net worth is as high as $10 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree?
June Lockhart Personal Life, Husband, Marriage, Divorce, Daughters
June isn’t one of those celebrities that tend to speak of their personal life all the time, as she likes to keep things intimate. However, being such a renowned celebrity, it was hard to keep information away from the public eye. She has two daughters, Anne Kathleen Lockhart, who is also a famous actress, and June Elizabeth Maloney, born on 1953 and 1956, respectively; their father is June’s first husband, Dr. John F. Maloney – they married in 1951 and divorced in 1959.
June then married John Lindsey, with whom she stayed married until 1970. Since then, she hasn’t remarried, enjoying time with her daughters and grandchild. Throughout, June retained her maiden name for professional purposes.