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 25th. 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 made an appearance in “A Christmas Carol,” with her parents in 1938. After this, she made an appearance on stage, in a play, and from then on 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 due to it.
She once 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,” which was another hit show. She was the matriarchal figure on the show, who took care of not only the family’s nutritional needs but also the construction they needed in their travels.
During her time of filming the show, she became close with her television show son, played by iconic actor Bill Mumy. Later on, Mumy shared that Lockhart carried around with her a picture of an artist you would never expect; David Bowie!
Apart from that, Mumy had other kind 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 in my life. 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 for her work 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.