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Which doorman at Grauman's Chinese Theater had a role in "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (1951) as Gort the robot?

Question #149043. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Oct 27 2022.
Originally posted Oct 27 2022 6:15 PM.

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Joseph Lockard "Lock" Martin Jr. (1916-1959) suffered from gigantism and at 2.31m (7',7") was one of the tallest actors known. Because of his height, he was selected as Gort in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951).

There is some discrepancy about his actual height. The value provided here is that from Wikipedia.

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link https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552696/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

link https://wiki2.org/en/Lock_Martin+Milds.2

Response last updated by psnz on Oct 27 2022.
Oct 27 2022, 7:17 PM
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