Danny Lockin

Highest Rated: 69% Gypsy (1962)
Lowest Rated: 43% Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Birthday: Jul 13, 1943
Birthplace: Hawaii, USA
Danny played the role of 'Barnaby' in travelling companies of 'Hello, Dolly' before Gene Kelly signed him for the motion picture. Following his appearance in the motion picture, he went on to broadway and played Barnaby in David Merricks production starring Ethel Merman. He was born in Hawaii, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Danny started dancing professionally at the age of eight - an exceptional dancer. Danny also appeared in 'West Side Story' in New York, and in other shows such as 'The Sound of Music', 'The Music Man' and 'Take Me Along'. Danny appeared in the motion picture 'Gypsy' (1962) as Gerry. He soon played the role of Barnaby in touring companies of Dolly, and before long, Gene Kelly paid special attention to his audition for Barnaby in December 1967. Following the motion picture 'Hello, Dolly', Danny returned to Broadway to play Barnaby opposite Ethel Merman. Soon after, he recorded his first record album. Danny also followed the tradition by teaching dancing. A wonderfully multi-talented man. Danny Lockin lived in Orange County, California and worked at his mother's dance studio for several years after his appearance in "Hello Dolly" with Streisand. On August 21, 1977, he competed on "The Gong Show" and tied for first place. After the taping of that show in Los Angeles, he drove toward his home in Anaheim, but ended up at a bar in Garden Grove instead. He was later found murdered in a nearby apartment of Charles Hopkins who had stabbed him to death. Police found a "torture diary" under Hopkins' bed and prosecutors tried to pursue the death penalty using the pictures in the diary as evidence that Lockin's death was planned. However, Hopkins' trial was postponed because of a car accident, and in that time (lucky for Hopkins) the California Supreme Court ruled that such evidence found AFTER the initial crime scene investigation was NOT admissible. Without the diary to show premeditation, Hopkins was only found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to only four years in prison. Critics said justice hadn't been served, as Lockin was stabbed more than 100 times. Date of Death:21 August 1977, Anaheim, California, USA (murdered)

Highest Rated Movies



43% Hello, Dolly! Barnaby Tucker 1969
69% Gypsy Yonkers 1962


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