Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Family

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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »



  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)

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Cast & Crew

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Ed James

Did You Know?


Jane Wyatt's Margaret Anderson was originally played on radio by June Whitley Taylor and later by Jean Vander Pyl. Elinor Donahue's Betty was originally voiced by Rhoda Williams. Billy Gray's Bud once belonged to the voice of Ted Donaldson and Lauren Chapin's Kathy was earlier voiced by Norma Jean Nilsson. Other members of the radio cast have included: Eleanor Audley (Elizabeth), Herb Vigran (... ...


James 'Bud' Anderson, Jr.: Boy what a break, sweet and tender.
Kathy: You can always depend on me.


Plot Summary

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Comedy | Family

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