RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1949

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Robert Young and Jean Vander Pyl on the air with Father Knows Best


The series “Father Knows Best” began August 25, 1949, on NBC Radio. It
starred Robert Young as Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret
was originally portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Ply
(shown above). The Anderson children were Betty (Rhoda Williams), Bud
(Ted Donaldson), and Kathy (Norma Jean Nillson). The cast also included
Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran and Sam Edwards. The show was sponsored
for most of its run by General Foods and was heard Thursday evenings
until March 25, 1954. The show went to TV in 1954.

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