June Lockhart Biography
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series ‘Lassie’ and ‘Lost in Space’)
Birthday: June 25, 1925 (Cancer)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
June Lockhart is an American actress and host who predominantly appeared in TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly playing motherly roles. Born to two reputed actors, Lockhart started acting at a young age and made her debut in ‘A Christmas Carol’, a film in which her parents played leading roles. Several other minor roles followed, before she was cast as a lead in ‘She-Wolf of London’, which was a hit. However, Lockhart switched to theatre and television early in her career. She appeared on Broadway in the Harry Ellerbe play ‘For Love or Money’ and won a Tony award for her role. She got her breakthrough on TV with the family sitcom ‘Lassie’, in which she played the mother Ruth Martin for seven years. Her other prominent roles included the portrayal of Dr. Janet Craig in ‘Petticoat Junction’ and Dr. Maureen Robinson in the sci-fi comedy ‘Lost in Space’. Her prolific career includes appearances in almost 70 TV series and over 20 movies. For her contributions to film and television, she was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.