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Father Knows Best

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 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. Father Knows Best was an American radio and television sitcom of the 1950s and 1960s, portrayed an idealized vision of middle class American life of the era. The series began August 25, 1949 on radio. What was the network

  • NBC
  • CBS
  • FOX

2. Robert Young plays Jim Anderson. What is his occupation?

  • general insurance agent
  • grocery store owner
  • town sheriff

3. The show begins October 3, 1954. A total of 203 episodes were produced, running until September 17, 1960.

  • True or False?

4. The estates of Robert Young and producer Eugene Rodney own all rights to Father Knows Best. Who handled the production at the time?

  • Screen Gems
  • Young-Rodney Productions
  • CBS

5. Young later became famous for his TV series from 1969 to 1976, for which he won an Emmy for best leading actor in a drama series. What was the series?

  • Window on Main Street
  • Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • Northwest Passage

6. On radio, Margaret (Jim's wife) was first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. However, who played Margaret on TV?

  • Kim Danes
  • Jane Wyatt
  • Rhoda Williams

7. How old was Robert Young when he began to play Jim Anderson on TV?

  • 39
  • 47
  • 53

8. On TV, who played daughter Betty "Princess" Anderson?

  • Elinor Donahue
  • Debi White
  • Rachel Holt

9. On TV, who played James "Bud" Anderson, Jr.?

  • Billy Gray
  • Billie Joel
  • Matt Gray

10. On TV, Lauren Chapin played Kathy Anderson. What was her nickname?

  • Lady
  • Princes
  • Kitten

Check Your Answers 

  1. NBC
  2. general insurance agent
  3. True
  4. Screen Gems
  5. Marcus Welby, M.D.
  6. Jane Wyatt
  7. 47
  8. Elinor Donahue
  9. Billy Gray
  10. Kitten

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