Random thoughts from a largely-useless man.
Old radio shows, old movies, the simple life.
Friday, February 02, 2018
William Schallert - another "typical" father
The 1950s and 1960s saw a group of family-oriented television programs built around the "typical" American family (or at least what Hollywood saw as typical). Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, and the list could go on a while. One of the actors thrust successfully into such a role was William Schallert, who portrayed Martin Lane, the father on The Patty Duke Show.
I hope he was not typical, however, because he raised one of the brattiest kids of that television era - totally self-centered.