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June Lockhart Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Parents were introduced by Thomas Edison when they worked for him as performers who showcased products
  • Made acting debut at the age of 8 in a Metropolitan Opera performance of Peter Ibbetson
  • First professional check was for $2
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  • Made big screen debut alongside parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart in MGM's A Christmas Carol where the family played the Cratchits in 1938
  • Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for television and one for film work
  • Suggested to NASA that they play her fathers song "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" as the wake up call for the astronauts on the shuttle
  • Awarded NASA's Exceptional Public Achievement Medal in 2013 for public contributions to NASA
  • Starred in The Tesla Effect, a hybrid video game that combines live action and computer graphics in 2014
  • Celebrated 90th birthday with a performance by the Big Band of Barristers in Beverly Hills


  • 1959Emmy-Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Role) in a Dramatic Series: nominated