Father Knows Best Radio Show
First Episode: August 25, 1949
Last Episode: November 19, 1953
Number of Episodes: Approximately 197
Network: NBC Radio Network
NOTE: Photo at right is of Robert Young and Jean Vander Pyl --->
Cast Members: Robert Young (Jim Anderson), June Whitley (Margaret Anderson #1), Jean Vander Pyl (Margaret Anderson #2), Rhoda Williams (Betty Anderson), Ted Donaldson (Bud Anderson), Norma Jean Nilsson (Kathy Anderson). Eleanor Audley, Sam Edwards, and Herb Vigran played the Andersons neighbors.
Producers/Directors: Murray Bolen, Ken Burton, Fran Van Hartesfeldt
Series Creator: Ed James
Announcers: Bill Forman, Marvin Miller
Writers: Ed James, Roz Rogers, Paul West
Sound Effects: Unknown
Sponsor: General Foods
Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes
There was also a Father Knows Best TV Show that ran from October 3, 1954 to September 17, 1962 (for 203 episodes). Robert Young was the only cast member that made the move from the radio show to the televised version.
Listen to a Father Knows Best Radio Show episode by clicking on a link below:
Betty's Screen Test - May 18, 1950 - 30 Minutes
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