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Lock Martin, Jr
Original name: Joseph Lockard Martin
Birth: Oct. 12, 1916
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1959
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. At seven-foot, seven-inches in height, he was best known for playing 'Gort' the giant robot in the movie "The Day The Earth Stood Still." He also worked with Spike Jones and His City Slickers, as a doorman for Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood (which lead to his being cast as Gort), as a public relations cowboy for both Knott's Berry Farm and Arden's Dairy, and as the host of a Los Angeles children's TV show called "The Gentle Giant." 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ethel Mae Babcock Martin (1914 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Vale of Peace section, Space 3 in lots 3954 & 3955
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9990
Lock Martin, Jr
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Lock Martin, Jr
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- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Apr. 1, 2015
Because We Never Met Each Other Lock, I Decided To Come Visit You On Here Today. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 24, 2015

- Margie
 Added: Mar. 14, 2015
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