Gene Lockhart

Gene Lockhart

Highest Rated: 100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Strange Woman (1946)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1891

Birthplace: Not Available

Canadian-born Gene Lockhart made his first stage appearance at age 6; as a teenager, he appeared in comedy sketches with another fledgling performer, Beatrice Lillie. Lockhart's first Broadway production was 1916's Riviera. His later credits on the Great White Way included Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesmen, in which Lockhart replaced Lee J. Cobb in the role of Willy Loman. In between acting assignments, Lockhart taught stage technique at the Juilliard School of Music. A prolific writer, Lockhart turned out a number of magazine articles and song lyrics, and contributed several routines to the Broadway revue Bunk of 1926, in which he also starred. After a false start in 1922, Lockhart launched his film career in 1934. His most familiar screen characterization was that of the cowardly criminal who cringed and snivelled upon being caught; he also showed up in several historical films as small-town stuffed shirts and bigoted disbelievers in scientific progress. When not trafficking in petty villainy, Lockhart was quite adept at roles calling for whimsy and confusion, notably Bob Cratchit in the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol and the beleaguered judge in A Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Extending his activities to television, Lockhart starred in the 1955 "dramedy" series His Honor, Homer Bell. Gene Lockhart was the husband of character actress Kathleen Lockhart, the father of leading lady June Lockhart, and the grandfather of 1980s ingenue Anne Lockhart.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Thomas Sanders 2000
57% Twice Told Tales Actor 1963
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Equity Board President 1957
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Hawthorne 1956
83% Carousel Starkeeper/Dr. Selden 1956
No Score Yet World for Ransom Alexis Pederas 1954
43% Androcles and the Lion Menagerie keeper 1953
No Score Yet Francis Covers the Big Town Tom Henderson 1953
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port Garvey 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Sen. Tower 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Thaddeus J. Banner 1951
No Score Yet Hill Number One Actor 1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Mr. Brock 1951
No Score Yet Riding High J.P. Chase 1950
67% The Big Hangover Charles Parkford 1950
No Score Yet Red Light Warni Hazard 1949
No Score Yet Madame Bovary J. Homais 1949
90% The Inspector General The Mayor 1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships Andrew Bush 1949
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Judge Parker 1948
88% Joan of Arc Georges la Tremouille 1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy Prof. Edward Bell 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Peter Winterbottom 1947
No Score Yet Cynthia Dr. Fred I. Jannings 1947
No Score Yet Honeymoon Prescott 1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Saxon 1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street Judge Henry X. Harper 1947
No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow The Vicomte 1947
40% The Strange Woman Isaiah Poster 1946
71% A Scandal in Paris Richet 1946
91% Leave Her to Heaven Dr. Saunders 1945
50% The House on 92nd Street Charles Ogden Roper 1945
80% Going My Way Haines 1944
No Score Yet Action in Arabia Josef Danesco 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Joel Kennedy 1944
86% Madame Curie Actor 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Vyacheslav Molotov 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Emil Czaka 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Cobblewick Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Ernst 1943
No Score Yet The Desert Song Pere FanFan 1943
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Carl Robelink 1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters Herschell Gibbon 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Henry Madden 1942
100% One Foot in Heaven Preston Thurston 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Squire Slossum 1941
No Score Yet International Lady Sidney Grenner 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Dan Hickey 1941
91% Meet John Doe Mayor Lovett 1941
100% The Sea Wolf Dr. Louis Prescott 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Samuel Bacon 1941
No Score Yet Keeping Company Mr. Hellman 1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home George Winslow 1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago Lindsay 1940
80% Edison, the Man Mr. Taggart 1940
83% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Stephen Douglas 1940
98% His Girl Friday Sheriff Hartwell 1940
No Score Yet Geronimo Gillespie 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Clarence Percival 'C.P.' Hazlip 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
100% A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit 1938
No Score Yet Listen, Darling Mr. Drubbs 1938
No Score Yet Penrod's Double Trouble Mr. Schofield 1938
No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools Bill Dalton 1938
No Score Yet Algiers Regis 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Quid 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Augustus Marlowe 1938
No Score Yet Sinners in Paradise Sen. Corey 1938
100% Something to Sing About Bennett O. Regan 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Mr. Henning 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors George Healey 1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present Archduke Gustav Ernest 1936
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy Mr. Murphy 1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy Maj. O'Neal 1936
No Score Yet Brides Are Like That John 'Jackie Boy' Robinson 1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Lowe Hammle 1936
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Lushin 1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Horatio Swayne 1935
No Score Yet Captain Hurricane Captain Jeremiah Taylor 1935


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