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Role
  
Character actor

Name
  
Gene Lockhart


Years active
  
1912-57

Children
  
June Lockhart

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Full Name
  
Edwin Eugene Lockhart

Born
  
July 18, 1891 (
1891-07-18
)

Occupation
  
Actor, singer, playwright

Died
  
March 31, 1957, Santa Monica, California, United States

Spouse
  
Kathleen Lockhart (m. 1924–1957)

Grandchildren
  
Anne Lockhart, Lizabeth Lockhart

Movies
  
A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, His Girl Friday, Meet John Doe, Leave Her to Heaven

Similar People
  
Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart, Reginald Owen, Anne Lockhart, Porter Hall

Cause of death
  
Coronary thrombosis

Resting place
  

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Edwin Eugene Lockhart (July 18, 1891 – March 31, 1957) was a Canadian-American character actor, singer, and playwright. He also wrote the lyrics to a number of popular songs. He became a United States citizen in 1939.

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Early life

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Born in London, Ontario, son of John Coats Lockhart and Ellen (née Delaney) Lockhart, he made his professional debut at the age of six when he appeared with the Kilties Band of Canada. He later appeared in sketches with Beatrice Lillie.

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Lockhart was educated in various Canadian schools and at the London Oratory School in London, England. He also played football for the Toronto Argonauts.

Stage

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Lockhart had a long stage career; he also wrote professionally and taught acting and stage technique at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He had also written theatrical sketches, radio shows, special stage material, song lyrics and articles for stage and radio magazines.

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He made his Broadway debut in 1916, in the musical The Riviera Girl. He was a member of the traveling play The Pierrot Players (for which he wrote the book and lyrics). This play introduced the song, The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, for which Lockhart wrote the lyrics along with Canadian composer Ernest Seitz. (The song was subsequently made popular by Les Paul and Mary Ford in the 1950s.) He wrote and directed the Broadway musical revue Bunk of 1926. He sang in Die Fledermaus for the San Francisco Opera Association. On Broadway, Lockhart originated the role of Uncle Sid in Eugene O'Neill's only comedy, Ah, Wilderness! (1933), and took over from Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman, during the original run of Death of a Salesman (1949).

Film work

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However, Lockhart is mostly remembered for his film work. He made his film debut in the 1922 version of Smilin' Through, as the Rector, but did not make his sound debut until 1934 in the film By Your Leave, where he played the playboy Skeets. Lockhart subsequently appeared in more than 300 motion pictures. He often played villains, including a role as the treacherous informant Regis in Algiers, the American remake of Pepe le Moko, which gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the suspicious Georges de la Trémouille, the Dauphin's chief counselor, in the famous 1948 film Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman. He had a great succession of "good guy" supporting roles including Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938) and the judge in Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

Ironically, upon the arrival of Orson Welles in Hollywood in 1940, Lockhart became well known as the author of a short poem satirizing Welles entitled "Little Orson Annie":

Little Orson Annie's come to our house to play
An' josh the motion pitchurs up an' skeer the stars away
An' shoo the Laughtons off the lot an' build the sets an' sweep
An' wind the film an' write the talk an' earn her board and keep;
An' all of us other actors, when our pitchur work is done,
We sit around the Brown Derby bar an' has the mostest fun,
A-listenin' to the me-tales 'at Annie tells about,
An' the Gobblewelles'll git YOU
Ef you DON'T WATCH OUT!

The poem is a parody of the 1885 poem, "Little Orphant Annie," by James Whitcomb Riley.

Other

Lockhart is remembered as the Starkeeper in Carousel (1956). Playing a bumbling sheriff, he appeared in His Girl Friday (1940) opposite Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. He also appeared in the movie The Sea Wolf (1941), adapted from the novel by Jack London, as a ship's doctor. His last film role was that of the Equity Board President in the film Jeanne Eagels (1957).

Recognition

Lockhart has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one for motion pictures, at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for television at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard. Both were dedicated February 8, 1960.

Personal life

Lockhart was the husband of Kathleen Lockhart, the father of June Lockhart and the grandfather of Anne Lockhart.

Death

Lockhart died April 1, 1957, from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 65 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California. He is buried next to his wife in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City.

Filmography

Actor
1957
Jeanne Eagels as
Equity Board President
1957
Climax! (TV Series) as
Henry Anderson
- And Don't Ever Come Back (1957) - Henry Anderson
1950
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
Innkeeper / O'Connor / Samuel Fulton / ...
- It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1957) - O'Connor
- Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1956) - Samuel Fulton
- The Two Dollar Bettor (1955) - John Hewitt
- The Queen's English (1954) - Evander Cobb
- A Child Is Born (1952) - Innkeeper
- Fear (1952) - Sir George
- Ile (1952) - David Keeney
- No Will of His Own (1951) - Leslie Hobbs
- A Child Is Born (1950) - Innkeeper
1956
Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Justice for All (1956)
1956
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series) as
Clay
- Law Is for the Lovers (1956) - Clay
1956
Telephone Time (TV Series) as
Louis P. Cashman
- Vicksburg, 5:35 PM (1956) - Louis P. Cashman
1956
Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series) as
Father McCorkle
- This Way to Heaven (1956) - Father McCorkle
1956
Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) as
Dr. Elwood Dove / Dr. Richard Hewitt
- Miracle of Doctor Dove (1956) - Dr. Elwood Dove
- When a Camera Fails (1956) - Dr. Richard Hewitt
1956
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit as
Bill Hawthorne
1956
Carousel as
Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
1956
Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Sincerely Yours, Charlie Fisher (1956)
1955
Homer Bell (TV Series) as
Judge Homer Bell
- Casey, Girl Tycoon (1955) - Judge Homer Bell
- Homer's Birthday (1955) - Judge Homer Bell
- Episode dated 1 March 1955 (1955) - Judge Homer Bell
1955
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) as
Dr. Milton Hagget
- Christopher Bean (1955) - Dr. Milton Hagget
1955
Crossroads (TV Series) as
Reverend Allan E. Claxton
- Broadway Trust (1955) - Reverend Allan E. Claxton
1955
The Vanishing American as
Blucher
1955
The Father Who Had No Sons (TV Movie) as
Milton Hershey
1954
The Christophers (TV Series)
- Changing the World Through the Housewife (1954)
1953
Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) as
Pat
- Treasure Trove (1954)
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) - Pat
1954
The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) as
Prof. Welch
- The Sins of the Fathers (1954) - Prof. Welch
1954
Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- The Test Case (1954)
1954
World for Ransom as
Alexis Pederas
1953
The Backbone of America (TV Movie) as
Uncle Cedric
1953
Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) as
Alfred Renell
- The Closed Door (1953) - Alfred Renell
1953
Danger (TV Series)
- But the Patient Died (1953)
1953
Footlights Theater (TV Series)
- My Daughter's Husband (1953)
1953
Francis Covers the Big Town as
Tom Henderson
1953
The Lady Wants Mink as
Mr. Heggie
1953
Confidentially Connie as
Dean Edward Magruder
1953
The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- My Daughter's Husband (1953)
1951
Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Burtons (1953)
- The Biarritz Scandal (1952)
- The Bench in the Park (1952)
- The House of Seven Gables (1951)
1952
Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) as
Prof. Vanya
- The Machine (1952)
- The Golden Ingot (1952) - Prof. Vanya
1952
Face to Face as
Capt. Archbold ('The Secret Sharer')
1952
The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- One Afternoon in Caribou (1952)
- The Rose (1952)
1952
Androcles and the Lion as
Menagerie Keeper
1952
Apache War Smoke as
Cyril R. Snowden
1952
Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) as
James the Bishop of Broadminster
- The Bishop Misbehaves (1952) - James the Bishop of Broadminster
1952
Bonzo Goes to College as
Clarence B. Gateson
1951
Family Theatre (TV Series) as
Matthew
- The World's Greatest Mother (1952)
- Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951) - Matthew
1952
Down Among the Sheltering Palms as
Rev. Paul Edgett
1952
Hoodlum Empire as
Sen. Tower
1952
A Girl in Every Port as
Garvey
1951
The Lady from Texas as
Judge George Jeffers
1951
Rhubarb as
Thaddeus J. Banner
1951
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain as
Jeff Brock
1950
Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- The Windfall (1950)
1950
The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) as
Edward Moulton-Barrett
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1950) - Edward Moulton-Barrett
1950
Lights Out (TV Series) as
Dr. Heidegger
- Dr. Heidegger's Experiment (1950) - Dr. Heidegger
1950
The Big Hangover as
Charles Parkford
1950
Riding High as
J.P. Chase
1949
Breakdowns of 1949 (Short)
1949
The Inspector General as
The Mayor
1949
Red Light as
Warni Hazard
1949
Madame Bovary as
J. Homais
1949
The Sickle or the Cross as
James John
1949
Down to the Sea in Ships as
Andrew L. Bush
1948
That Wonderful Urge as
Judge Parker
1948
Joan of Arc as
Georges de La Trémouille - King's Chief Counsellor
1948
Apartment for Peggy as
Prof. Edward Bell
1948
I, Jane Doe as
Arnold Matson
1948
The Inside Story as
Horace Taylor
1947
Her Husband's Affairs as
Peter Winterbottom
1947
The Foxes of Harrow as
Viscount Henri D'Arceneaux
1947
Cynthia as
Dr. Fred I. Jannings
1947
Miracle on 34th Street as
Judge Henry X. Harper
1947
Honeymoon as
Consul Prescott
1947
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim as
Saxon
1946
The Strange Woman as
Isaiah Poster
1946
A Scandal in Paris as
Prefect of Police Richet
1946
Meet Me on Broadway as
John Whittaker
1945
Leave Her to Heaven as
Dr. Saunders
1945
The House on 92nd Street as
Charles Ogden Roper
1945
That's the Spirit as
Jasper Cawthorne
1944
Man from Frisco as
Joel Kennedy
1944
Going My Way as
Ted Haines Sr.
1944
Action in Arabia as
Josef Danesco
1943
The Desert Song as
Pere FanFan
1943
Madame Curie as
Bit Part (uncredited)
1943
Northern Pursuit as
Ernst Willis
1943
Find the Blackmailer as
John M. Rhodes
1943
Mission to Moscow as
Premier Molotov
1943
Hangmen Also Die! as
Emil Czaka
1943
Forever and a Day as
Cobblewick
1942
You Can't Escape Forever as
Carl Robelink
1942
The Gay Sisters as
Herschell Gibbon
1942
Juke Girl as
Henry Madden
1941
Steel Against the Sky as
John Powers
1941
They Died with Their Boots On as
Samuel Bacon, Esq.
1941
All That Money Can Buy as
Squire Slossum
1941
International Lady as
Sidney Grenner
1941
One Foot in Heaven as
Preston Thurston
1941
Billy the Kid as
Dan Hickey
1941
The Sea Wolf as
Dr. Prescott
1941
Meet John Doe as
Mayor Lovett
1940
Keeping Company as
Mr. Hellman
1940
A Dispatch from Reuters as
Otto Bauer
1940
Dr. Kildare Goes Home as
George Winslow
1940
South of Pago Pago as
Lindsay
1940
We Who Are Young as
C.B. Beamis
1940
Edison, the Man as
Mr. Taggart
1940
Abe Lincoln in Illinois as
Stephen A. Douglas
1940
His Girl Friday as
Sheriff Hartwell
1939
Geronimo as
Gillespie
1939
Blackmail as
William Ramey
1939
Our Leading Citizen as
J.T. Tapley
1939
Bridal Suite as
Cornelius McGill
1939
Tell No Tales as
Arno
1939
Hotel Imperial as
Elias
1939
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as
Thomas Sanders
1939
I'm from Missouri as
Porgie Rowe
1939
Jesse James as
Wiseacre Sitting Outside Marshal's Office (uncredited)
1938
Sweethearts as
Augustus
1938
A Christmas Carol as
Bob Cratchit
1938
Blondie as
C.P. Hazlip
1938
Listen, Darling as
Mr. Drubbs
1938
Meet the Girls as
Homer Watson
1938
Algiers as
Regis
1938
Men Are Such Fools as
Bill Dalton
1938
Stocks and Blondes (Short) as
A Stockbroker Character
1938
Sinners in Paradise as
Sen. Corey
1938
Penrod's Double Trouble as
Mr. Schofield
1938
Of Human Hearts as
Quid
1937
Something to Sing About as
Bennett O. 'B.O.' Regan
1937
The Sheik Steps Out as
Samuel P. Murdock
1937
Too Many Wives as
Winfield Jackson
1937
Mama Steps Out as
Mr. Sims
1936
Career Woman as
Uncle Billy Burly
1936
Mind Your Own Business as
Bottles
1936
Come Closer, Folks as
Elmer Woods
1936
Wedding Present as
Archduke Gustav Ernest
1936
The Devil Is a Sissy as
Mr. Murphy
1936
The Gorgeous Hussy as
Major O'Neal
1936
Earthworm Tractors as
George Healey
1936
Times Square Playboy as
P.H. Bancroft
1936
The First Baby as
Mr. Ellis
1936
Brides Are Like That as
John Robinson
1936
The Garden Murder Case as
Edgar Lowe Hammle
1935
Crime and Punishment as
Lushin
1935
Thunder in the Night as
Police Lt. Gabor
1935
Star of Midnight as
Horatio Swayne
1935
Storm Over the Andes as
Cracker
1935
I've Been Around as
Sammy Ames
1935
Captain Hurricane as
Capt. Jeremiah Taylor
1934
The Gay Bride as
Jim Smiley (uncredited)
1934
By Your Leave as
Skeets
1934
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #8 (Short) as
Banker (uncredited)
1933
Paul Revere, Jr. (Short) as
Miles Standish (uncredited)
1933
The No Man (Short)
1922
Smilin' Through as
Village Rector (as Eugene Lockhart)
Writer
1943
Forever and a Day (writer)
Soundtrack
2013
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unnatural Habits (2013) - (writer: "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" - as Eugene Lockhart)
2011
P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Kings of Pastry (2011) - (lyrics: "The World is Waiting For The Sunrise")
2007
American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) - (lyrics: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1951))
2005
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (lyrics: "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" - as Eugene Lockhart)
2004
Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Music Video) (lyrics: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1993
This Boy's Life (writer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" - as Eugene Lockhart)
1980
Heart Beat (lyrics: "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1975
The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 1975 (1975) - (writer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1973
The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 March 1973 (1973) - (writer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1965
The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Benny Goodman, Caterina Valente (1965) - (lyrics: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1957
The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Boris Karloff (1957) - (lyrics: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunshine")
1956
Carousel (performer: "Finale Ultimo" (1945) - uncredited)
1955
Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (writer: "Waiting for the Sunrise")
1953
Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- While the Tide Was Rising (1953) - (writer: "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1945
That's the Spirit (performer: "Evenin' Star")
1944
Sweet and Low-Down (lyrics: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1918) - uncredited)
1942
Mrs. Miniver (writer: "Midsummer's Day" - uncredited)
1938
Sweethearts (performer: "Message of the Violet" (1903), "Keep It Dark" (1903) - uncredited)
1938
A Christmas Carol (performer: "Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)" - uncredited)
1935
Captain Hurricane (performer: "Keep Away", "The Vacant Chair (We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him)" (1861))
1934
By Your Leave (performer: "Far Above Cayuga's Waters" (ca 1870) - uncredited)
Self
1952
Who Said That? (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #6.4 (1955) - Self
- Episode dated 22 September 1952 (1952) - Self
1953
Encounter (TV Series) as
Self - Intro
- Operation North Star (1953) - Self - Intro
1953
The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #5.13 (1953) - Self - Actor
1952
The Blue Ribbon Christmas Eve Musical (TV Special) as
Self - Host
1952
Information Please (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 September 1952 (1952) - Self
1952
We, the People (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #4.23 (1952) - Self - Actor
1951
General Electric Guest House (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.8 (1951) - Self
1950
The Ken Murray Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Premiere Show/Van Heflin/Gene Lockhart/Franklin Pangborn (1950) - Self
1942
Breakdowns of 1942 (Short) as
Self (uncredited)
1938
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 1 (Documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2014
The Simpsons (TV Series) as
Judge Henry X. Harper in Miracle on 34th Street
- I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014) - Judge Henry X. Harper in Miracle on 34th Street (uncredited)
2014
Story of a Hangman: Robert Gerwath on Reinhard Heydrich (Short)
2005
James Dean: Forever Young (Documentary) as
Self
2002
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Pat, in 'The Bells Of Cockaigne' episode of 'Armstrong's Circle Theater'
- James Dean: Outside the Lines (2002) - Pat, in 'The Bells Of Cockaigne' episode of 'Armstrong's Circle Theater'
1996
Ingrid Bergman Remembered (TV Movie documentary) as
Georges de la Tremouille (clip from Joan of Arc (1948)) (uncredited)
1995
Sprockets (TV Series)
- Masters of Menace (1995)
1987
Bloopermania (Video documentary)
1986
The Return of Video Yesterbloop (Video documentary short) as
Self
1955
MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) as
Bob Cratchit
- Episode #1.15 (1955) - Bob Cratchit
1941
Breakdowns of 1941 (Short) as
Self (uncredited)
1939
Land of Liberty as
Stephen A. Douglas (edited from 'Abe Lincoln in Illinois')
1938
A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore (Short) as
Bob Cratchit
1936
Breakdowns of 1936 (Short) as
Self

References

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