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 Lock Martin, Jr

Lock Martin, Jr

Original Name Joseph Lockard
Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Jan 1959 (aged 42)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Vale of Peace section, Space 3 in lots 3954 & 3955
Memorial ID 9990 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9990
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lock Martin, Jr (12 Oct 1916–19 Jan 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9990, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .