Attractive, elegant, pleasant, 5'5" tall, honey-blonde, blue-eyed American actress born in New York City, N.Y. The daughter of two notable Hollywood performers, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart and the granddaughter of concert singer John Coates Lockhart. June made her professional debut at the age of eight playing Memsey in the Metropolitan Opera's 'Peter Ibbestson' and her film debut in the 1938 version of 'A Christmas Carol', with Gene and Kathleen playing her parents. She attended Westlake School for Girls in Beverly Hills whilst still appearing in motion pictures. Following graduation she was signed to an MGM contract. Leaving the studio in 1947 to appear in F. Hugh Herbert's play 'For Love Or Money'. Her performance won critical praise and by the first season's end June had been honored with the Donaldson Award, the Antoinette Perry 'Tony', the Theatre World Award and was named 'Woman Of The Year In Drama' by the Associated Press. After 260 performances she signed an exclusive contract with Eagle-Lion studios. The company met with financial difficulties and June turned to the new medium of television to further her acting career. She appeared in countless dramatic productions before landing the starring role as Ruth Martin on 'Lassie'. The role lasted seven years and she followed with the role of Maureen Robinson in the cult classic 'Lost In Space' series. She and architect/banker John Lindsay had daughters Anne Kathleen who is also an actress and bears a striking resemblance to her mother and June Elizabeth.
Biography courtesy of T. Douglas