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Daytime Emmys: legendary actress June Lockhart to present at Creative Ceremony

June Lockhart to attend Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Ceremony
Photo by Araya Diaz

Actress June Lockhart is scheduled to be a presenter at the upcoming Creative Arts Daytime EMMY Awards ceremony. The event will be held on Friday, June 20th, 2014, at the Los Angeles Bonaventure in Downtown Los Angeles.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Creative Arts presentation,” Lockhart said in a statement. “After all, if it weren’t for the creative minds behind this industry of entertainment, I wouldn’t be here today. …Thomas Edison, a very savvy man when it came to promoting his newest inventions, used a company of actors to present his products to buyers. Two particular performers he hired and introduced to each other were [my parents] Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Arthur-Lockhart. If it weren’t for one of the biggest, behind the scenes, creative men, I wouldn’t be here at all. So, generationally speaking, you could say I am one of Edison’s good ideas.”

Lockhart has starred in a number of movies, including “All This and Heaven” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” No stranger to daytime audiences, Lockhart was also known to soap opera viewers as Maria Ramirez on the Emmy winning daytime drama, “General Hospital” in the late 80s and early 90s, a role she would consider reprising if the opportunity arose.

One of the highlights of Lockhart’s daytime career included starring on the iconic children’s entertainment program, “Kukla, Fran and Ollie,” in 1953.

Lockhart will also reach another milestone in her life when she celebrates her 89th birthday that week.”

The main ceremony, where the major awards will be announced, takes place on Sunday, June 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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