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Gene Lockhart Overview:

Actor, Gene Lockhart, was born Eugene Lockhart on Jul 18, 1891 in London, Canada. Lockhart died at the age of 65 on Mar 31, 1957 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

MINI BIO:

Gene Lockhart appeared in over 145 film and TV roles from 1922 through 1957, some of his most memorable roles being the Judge that 'tries' Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938), the Starkeeper in Carousel (1956), bumbling Sheriff Peter B. Hartwell in His Girl Friday (1940), and Regis the treacherous informant in Algiers (1938) for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Lockhart is the father of actress June Lockhart of Lassie, Lost in Space and Petticoat Junction fame.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Lockhart was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1938Best Supporting ActorAlgiers (1938)RegisNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

BlogHub Articles:

Know Your Character Actor –

By smumcountry on Dec 30, 2015 From Smum County

December 30, 2015 by smumcounty Eu was born in London, Ontario on July 18th, 1891. Gene displayed an interest in performing at an early age. At the age of seven, he danced a Highland fling for the 48th Highlanders? Regimental Band. Shortly after that, his father joined the band as a Sc... Read full article


Know Your Character Actor –

By smumcountry on Dec 30, 2015 From Smum County

December 30, 2015 by smumcounty Eu was born in London, Ontario on July 18th, 1891. Gene displayed an interest in performing at an early age. At the age of seven, he danced a Highland fling for the 48th Highlanders? Regimental Band. Shortly after that, his father joined the band as a Sc... Read full article


Mini Tribute:

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 18, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born July 18, 1891 Character Actor ! appeared in over 145 film and TV roles, some of his most memorable being the Judge that ‘tries’ Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938), the Starkeeper in Carousel (1956), bumbl... Read full article


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Gene Lockhart Quotes:

Mr. Hellman: I don't appreciate your wife...


Starkeeper: Simmer down now, Billy; you're forgettin' - here there *is* no time; this is the beginning and the end.


Tom Rath: I don't know anything about public relations.
Bill Hawthorne: Who does? You've got a clean shirt and you bathe everyday. That's all there is to it.


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Father, with actress Kathleen Lockhart, of actress June Lockhart. The three appeared together in A Christmas Carol (1938).

Grandfather of actress Anne Lockhart.

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