June Lockhart Wiki Bio
June Lockhart was born in New York City, USA on 25 June 1925, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – she is famous for her acting career, especially for her roles in the “Lassie” and “Lost in Space” TV-series.
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Childhood and education
June was born to Canadian actor Gene Lockhart, and Kathleen Lockhart who was an English actress – John Coates Lockhart, a popular concert singer, was her grandfather. June doesn’t have any siblings.
She fell in love with acting at a very young age and was somewhat pulled into it thanks to her mother and father’s acting careers. They started taking her to studios when she was nine, and June wanted to become part of that world. She was studying at the Westlake School for Girls located in Beverly Hills in California, and was somewhat popular there mostly thanks to the fame of her parents.
After she matriculated from high school, June completely focused on her acting career, and decided not to enroll at college.
Career of an actress
June’s acting career was launched in 1938, after she appeared in the movie “A Christmas Carol” starring together with her parents. She spent the next 10 years appearing in movies such as “Sergeant York”, “Meet Me in St. Louis”, “All This”, and “The Yearling” while also playing on stage in plays including “For Love or Money” in 1947. In 1955, June appeared in a single episode of “Appointment with Adventure”, and was a recurring actress in the “Justice” legal drama. She went on to appear in several western TV series, such as “Wagon Train” and “Cimarron City” in 1958.
June rose to prominence after playing the role of Ruth Martin, mother of Timmy Martin, in the CBS series “Lassie” from 1958 to 1964. While she was still part of the “Lassie” cast, she appeared in numerous other TV series, and movies, while the most notable were the “Perry Mason” legal drama TV series, and “Lost in Space” science fiction TV series.
Many doors opened for June after “Lassie” finished airing, and she went on to appear in the “Death Valley Days” TV series in 1965, and she won the role of Dr. Janet Craig in CBS sitcom “Petticoat Junction”, which she played from 1968 to 1970. She also served as the hostess of the “Miss USA Pageant” on CBS for more than five years.
In 1986, June won a role in the “Troll” fantasy film, and starred in the movie alongside her daughter named Anne Lockhart. June appeared in the “Full House” TV sitcom in 1991, and was then cast in the “Lost in Space” movie shot in 1998 which was closely based to the same named TV series she had acted in years previously. Some of June’s last roles in movies included “Zombie Hamlet” shot in 2012, and “The Remake” shot in 2016.
The most popular female actresses of today
Ever since the launch of the film industry, the world has seen numerous amazing actors and actresses – some say that today’s actresses are the best in the history of film, and are often better than their male partners. The Ranker website has compiled a list of the most popular female actresses of today and we are going to mention five of them:
- Fifth place is held by Kate Winslet – Kate is an English actress best known for her roles in “Titanic” movie shot in 1997 which was the highest grossing film af all-time back then, and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in which she acted alongside Jim Carrey;
- Julianne Moore is in fourth place, who is also a children’s author – she is popular for her appearances in “The Big Lebowski” in 1998, “Children of Men” in 2006, and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” shot in 2017;
- In third place is Lady Helen Lydia Mirren – her career was launched in 1967, when she began performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is popular for her roles in “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” movie shot in 1989 and “The Leisure Seeker” in 2017;
- Second place is held by Meryl Streep, who is considered to be the best actress of her generation – she is popular for her roles in the “Kramer vs. Kramer” movie shot in 1979, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” 1981, and “Florence Foster Jenkins” in 2016;
- Top place goes to Cate Blanchett, who is also a theater director – she has received two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards. She is popular for her roles in “Elizabeth” movie shot in 1998, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit” trilogy, and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” movie shot in 2008.
While June is an actress with amazing skills, she is nowhere to be found in the list of the most popular female actresses in the world compiled by The Ranker website.
June’s love life and relationships
June has always been a person who prefers to keep her personal matters to herself, but being a popular actress means one cannot hide from the media’s attention.
June married John F. Maloney in 1951 after two years of dating – the two were allegedly high school sweethearts but this hasn’t been confirmed. June gave birth to their daughter Anne Kathleen Lockhart in 1953, and then to June Elizabeth Maloney in 1956 – they divorced in 1959 for unknown reasons, although rumor has it that June was in love with another man named John Lindsay, whom she married in the same year– they were married for around 10 years, as they divorced in October 1970.
June has not married again since her divorce from John Lindsay, and she hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated through the years.
Hobbies and interests
June is not only interested in acting, but there are numerous other things she has been part of throughout the year.
June has been a big lover of animals since she was a little girl – she began volunteering in animal shelters at the age of nine, and hasn’t stopped to this day. Being an actress and a huge fan of movies, she has shared her all-time favorites – her favorite movie is “Titanic” and her favorite TV series is “Third Rock from the Sun”. While she can no longer participate in sports, June was very sporting during her teen years, and played soccer, plus serving as a lead cheerleader.
June has always been politically active, and in chronological order was part of the presidential campaigns of Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon – she is also very religious and is a Roman Catholic.
Awards and accolades
June won a Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer in 1948, an award that no longer exists. She is one of few people who have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – she received her first for motion pictures and the second for television on February 8, 1960. She won the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal in 2013 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Appearance and net worth
June is currently 94 years old. She has medium long brown and gray hair and blue eyes, while her height and weight are not known.
According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $6 million, but is no longer rising as she rare appears in movies and TV series these days.
Dead or alive?
There were rumors circulating the internet that the popular actress had passed away. The rumors were instantly shut down by June, who appeared in a popular TV show being alive and well – she also stated that she felt great.
Social media presence
June is somewhat old fashioned and is not active on any of the popular social media networks on the internet – there is only a fan page of her on Facebookwhich counts more than 3,500 likes.