Danny Lockin

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Reply MARK W BENTLEY
2:11 PM on November 19, 2017 
Thanks for this site. I've had a crush on Danny Lockin since I saw him the first time in Hello Dolly (1969) and was horrified later when I learned of his brutal end. I'm close in age to Danny (70 at the time of this writing) and when I think of all the chances I took, as a gay man, I shiver. He should have had more time. I would like to have known you, Danny. Love, Mark
Reply sarah
6:39 PM on August 26, 2017 
My first ever movie crush at age five! I loved Barnabus and I am so crushed to have heard of how tragically his life ended. Barnabus and Cornelius were my favourite characters in Hello Dolly and that movie along side their performances helped inspire me to want to persue an acting career. Thank you Danny Lockin. Rest in peace with the stars x
Reply John
6:34 PM on August 25, 2017 
Is there a way you could post a higher resolution copy of the articles?
Reply Hanford Searl Jr.
3:07 AM on July 9, 2017 
... So sad to learn about the tragic death of this talented Actor/Dancer. Having worked for "Billboard Magazine" 15-yrs. in L.A., Vegas-&-here in thee Bflo./Rochester, NY Markets, I reviewed many amazing Stars-&-Groups. I was always impressed by Danny's amazing portrayal in thee movie version of "Hello Dolly!" Thanks for honoring his Memory!
Reply Robyn Smith
11:44 AM on March 10, 2017 
THANK YOU for this kind tribute!! Danny's wonderful talent continues to inspire us! And he has new generations of young fans enjoying his work, that was so important to him! Danny was (and continues to be) an example of excellence, for anyone learning dance, and the performing arts. I wonder if there is enough of Danny's work that can be part of classes in the performing arts, for young dancers? Someone like Danny doesn't come along every day. His dedication and hard work was only part of what made him an excellent performer. Danny's genuine love of dance shows through in every step. His gift to us along with that talent, was the kind & giving person he was. That's why he was a wonderful scene-stealer. We're happy generations to come can continue to love his work! Thank you, Love Robyn
Reply kathy
8:40 PM on March 7, 2017 
Harriet Lynn says...
I just became aware of this website. Danny was my "partner" in "Hello, Dolly!" for the Betty Grable and Ginger Rogers Broadway National Companies. I was the understudy who got the part of "Minnie Faye" and Cathy Hass became my understudy as I recall and where she met Danny. I was stunned to learn of Danny's death some time ago and cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed working with him. A wonderful trouper, a great talent and a great sense of humor. Since the recent Broadway revival of a "Hello, Dolly!" has been announced I wondered if there might be some sort of reunion of those who were in the show so many moons ago. If there are plans I imagine Danny would have loved it. I can always see him in my mind's eye and in my heart.

Hi Harriet--
Thank you for leaving your wonderful note about Danny! It's always wonderful to have a note left by someone who worked with Danny. We have a section for personal stories about Danny, if you'd be interested in leaving one, let me know.
Thanks again!
Kathy--site manager
Reply Harriet Lynn
7:05 PM on March 7, 2017 
I just became aware of this website. Danny was my "partner" in "Hello, Dolly!" for the Betty Grable and Ginger Rogers Broadway National Companies. I was the understudy who got the part of "Minnie Faye" and Cathy Hass became my understudy as I recall and where she met Danny. I was stunned to learn of Danny's death some time ago and cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed working with him. A wonderful trouper, a great talent and a great sense of humor. Since the recent Broadway revival of a "Hello, Dolly!" has been announced I wondered if there might be some sort of reunion of those who were in the show so many moons ago. If there are plans I imagine Danny would have loved it. I can always see him in my mind's eye and in my heart.
Reply linny
10:35 PM on December 9, 2016 
I'm so sorry to read about his tragic death. What a smile and talent.....I loved this show on Broadway and even in film
Did not know he had been killed. Watched tonight and will say a prayer of remembrance even this many years later.
Reply Sharon Bouchard
2:29 PM on December 9, 2016 
I love Danny. I was shocked today to find out how he died. I've seen Hello Dolly many times and just happened to watch it today.. as usual I was fascinated by Danny's stand out talent and decided to look him up on line and see if I could see him on a cruise show or whatever he is doing now. I was horrified by his method of death and the sentence of the perpetrator. What a debacle and horrific injustice. I'm curious if the killer got out and did the same thing to others.
Reply Brian
7:57 PM on November 26, 2016 
I just watched 'Hello, Dolly!' for the first time. I like to see where actors are now and was saddened to read about Danny Lockin's untimely death. So sad to be so young and to have your life taken so horribly. His memory will continue as people like me who didn't even know who he was will watch these classic films and wonder about the actors. Rest in peace Danny.