America’s favorite space mom, June Lockhart, is still beautiful at 97

June Lockhart, a true Hollywood legend, is about to celebrate her 98th birthday on June 25th this year. With a career spanning nearly eight decades, she has graced our screens with her remarkable talent and timeless beauty. Lockhart is best known for her iconic roles as a mother in classic TV shows like “Lost in Space” and “Lassie,” where her performances have left an indelible mark on the world of television.

June Lockhart’s journey in showbiz began at a young age when she appeared alongside her parents in “A Christmas Carol” in 1938. This early experience set the stage for a remarkable career that would span generations. Lockhart became known for her maternal roles, notably playing Timmy Martin’s mother in the beloved series “Lassie,” a role that garnered her critical praise and endeared her to audiences.

In “Lost in Space,” Lockhart took on the role of Dr. Maureen Robinson, the matriarchal figure responsible for both the family’s nutritional needs and the construction required during their travels. Her on-screen bond with Bill Mumy, who played her television son, was profound, with Mumy revealing that Lockhart carried a picture of an unexpected artist, David Bowie.

June Lockhart’s remarkable contributions to the entertainment industry were duly recognized with not one, but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received one star for her work in motion pictures and another for her outstanding achievements in television, both of which were bestowed upon her in 1960. In addition to her Hollywood honors, NASA acknowledged her exceptional efforts in promoting space exploration by awarding her the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.

Throughout her extensive career, Lockhart made appearances in iconic television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “7th Heaven,” and “General Hospital.” She is the mother of two daughters, Anne Lockhart and Lizabeth Lockhart, from her marriage to John Maloney, a union that lasted eight years from 1951 to 1959.

Lockhart fondly reminisces about her first words spoken in a film, humorously recalling, “I know, I know—sausages!” She continues to uphold the tradition of watching this film with her family each year, now even with her grandchildren.

Although Lockhart has not made any public appearances since 2015, she remains an enduring figure in Hollywood, known for her contributions to the entertainment world. In a 2015 interview, she shared her gratitude for the opportunities that came her way and expressed feeling more youthful than her age, stating, “I used to think 90, gosh, that’s old. But I feel 55. I’m very fortunate to still be active and working.”

The latest available photos of the Hollywood icon are from 2015, when she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at the Universal Hilton Hotel. Despite the passage of time, Lockhart’s enduring beauty and unblemished reputation have endeared her to generations of fans, cementing her status as a beloved and timeless figure in the world of entertainment.