Lock Martin (billed as "J. Lockhard Martin" in his film debut) was a 7'7" giant actor who is best remembered for playing "Gort" in "The Day the Earth Stood Still"; he appeared in a limited number of movies, and passed away in 1959 at the age of 43. He was not a strong man in spite of his size, and he was often billed as "The Gentle Giant"
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