June Lockhart was born on June 25, 1925, in New York City, New York, USA, under the sign of the Cancer zodiac and with the nationality of the United States. She is most known for her acting career, notably for her roles in “Lassie” and “Lost in Space.” She has also been in several films and television shows.
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Early Life and Education
June Lockhart was born to Canadian actor Gene Lockhart and English actress Kathleen Lockhart. Her grandfather, named John Coates Lockhart, was also a well-known concert singer. Her father was a Canadian actor. June does not have any siblings. She had an early interest in performing, which was influenced in part by her mother and father’s careers in the entertainment industry. When she was nine years old, her parents started taking her to record studios, and June was eager to become a part of that world. She did her schooling at the Westlake School for Girls in Beverly Hills, California, where she was generally well-liked due to her parents’ popularity, which helped her gain acceptance. After graduating from high school, June decided to focus solely on her acting career and did not pursue a degree at a four-year institution.
June’s acting career began in 1938 when she co-starred with her parents in the film “A Christmas Carol.” She spent the following decade performing in films such as “Sergeant York,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “All This,” and “The Yearling,” as well as stage productions such as 1947’s “For Love or Money.” June participated in one episode of “Appointment with Adventure” in 1955 and was a recurrent performer on the judicial drama “Justice.” In 1958, she appeared in many western television shows, including “Wagon Train” and “Cimarron City.” June came to notoriety as Ruth Martin, Timmy Martin’s mother, in the CBS sitcom “Lassie” from 1958 until 1964. While she remained a member of the “Lassie” cast, she participated in several other television programs and films, the most noteworthy of which was the legal drama television series “Perry Mason” and the science fiction television series “Lost in Space.”
June had several opportunities after the conclusion of “Lassie,” including appearances in the 1965 television series “Death Valley Days” and the part of Dr. Janet Craig in the CBS comedy “Petticoat Junction,” which she portrayed from 1968 to 1970. She was also the hostess of CBS’s “Miss USA Pageant” for over five years. June landed a part in the 1986 fantasy film “Troll,” where she co-starred with Anne Lockhart. June made her television debut in 1991 with the comedy “Full House.” She was subsequently cast in the 1998 film “Lost in Space,” loosely based on the same-named television series in which she had previously participated. June’s most recent film appearances were “Zombie Hamlet,” filmed in 2012, and “The Remake,” shot in 2016.
According to credible sources, her current net worth is projected to be more than $6 million. However, it has slowed significantly in recent years due to her few appearances in films and television programs.