Today is June Lockhart's birthday. As you may or may not know, she's a redhead and she starred on Lost in Space, which automatically puts her on some sort of short list with me.
She was also in Meet Me In St. Louis, one of the best movies of 1944, she was on Lassie, she was on Petticoat Junction, and she was in a stage production of Steel Magnolias I saw back before the movie version came along and made a mess of it.
What else do you need to know? She's the daughter of one of the all-time great character actors, Gene Lockhart, who you may remember as the idiot sheriff in His Girl Friday and the very wishy-washy judge in Miracle on 34th Street. She won a Tony Award in 1948. And most importantly in my book, she's still alive! Being alive carries a lot of weight with me.
So, happy birthday, June Lockhart!