Lock Martin was my father’s paternal grandfather’s brother’s son. He was over seven feet tall. I have a copy of an original photo of him. He played Gort in “The Day The Earth Stood Still”. The photo I have shows my great grandfather standing next to Lock.
My father worked for Lockheed Martin in the late fifties. Some people have noted some similarities between the company Lockheed Martin and the man who played Gort: Lock Martin.