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The only major living actors from Petticoat Junction

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June Lockhart is a television legend, and her two seasons playing Dr. Starring Janet Craig in “Petticoat Junction” is an impressive role on a resume full of them. Many probably know the 98-year-old Lockhart from her role as Ruth Martin in the long-running TV version of “Lassie.” Lockhart appeared in 200 episodes of ‘Lassie’. Lockhart is also probably known for playing Maureen Robinson, the family matriarch in 84 episodes of “Lost in Space.” In “Petticoat Junction,” Lockhart stepped in when lead actress Bea Benderet died and served as the series’ new matriarch.

Lockhart’s first notable film role came in the 1934 film adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” in which he played Bob Cratchit’s wife. She appeared in several major Hollywood productions throughout the 1940s, including “All This and Heaven Too,” “Sergeant York,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “She-Wolf of London.” After working extensively in television in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, she returned to movies with roles in crazy and beloved B-movies like “Troll,” “CHUD II: Bud the CHUD” and “Strange Invaders ‘. She had a cameo in the 1998 film version of ‘Lost in Space’, and had a voice cameo in the recent Netflix reboot of the series. In 2020, she played another animated owl.

Lockhart’s TV resume is too long to list here, but know that she’s probably popped up on your favorite show at least once. Do you like ‘Babylon 5’, ‘The Ren and Stimpy Show’, ‘Magnum PI’, ‘General Hospital’, ‘Roseanne’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or ‘The Pound Puppies’? She was in all of them.