Anne Lockhart (actress)
|Born||Anne Kathleen Maloney
September 6, 1953
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Adam C. Taylor (m. 1986–1994)(his death)|
Dr. John Maloney
Life and career
Lockhart was born Anne Kathleen Maloney on September 6, 1953, in New York City, and raised in California. She is the elder of two daughters of actress June Lockhart and her first husband, Dr. John F. Maloney, and the granddaughter of actors Gene and Kathleen Lockhart. Her great-grandfather was professional concert singer John Coates Lockhart. On December 24, 1986, she married assistant director Adam Carlyle Taylor, the son of actor Buck Taylor and grandson of actor Dub Taylor. She and Taylor had two children, Carly and Zane. Taylor died June 4, 1994, in an accident.
Lockhart began her career at the age of four, starring as Annie in the short film T is for Tumbleweed, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Live Action Short Film. She frequently accompanied her mother to the set of Lassie, where she made five uncredited appearances between 1959 and 1962. She began making credited guest appearances in 1965, in the Death Valley Days episode "Magic Locket". She has since made over sixty guest appearances in network television shows, including multiple appearances on series such as Knight Rider, Simon & Simon, The Fall Guy, Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Murder. In 1979, she appeared as Lieutenant Sheba in eleven episodes of Battlestar Galactica and the episode "A Dream of Jennifer" from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Lockhart's first film role was playing Dora in the 1973 western Jory. The same year, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame episode Lisa, Bright and Dark, alongside Kay Lenz, Anne Baxter and John Forsythe. In 1977, she starred in the film Joyride with Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith and Desi Arnaz, Jr. She played the young Eunice St. Clair in the 1986 horror film Troll, with her mother playing the older version of her character. Her other film credits include Just Tell Me You Love Me, The Graduates of Malibu High, The Oasis, A Dog's Tale, Daybreak and Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life. Though Lockhart herself claims no recollection of being approached, she was reportedly John Carpenter's first choice to play the role of main character Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). Other commitments kept her from doing so.
In addition to her television and film appearances, Lockhart has also worked extensively in commercials and voice acting. In 1997, she began working with Lane Davies to form the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, the forerunner of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, which offers seminars and summer camps aimed at teaching children ages 8–16 various acting techniques. Lockhart is currently a member of the Board of Directors.