"Reverend Telford's Failure" in "The Saturday Evening Post", December 1, 1951, p. 31 et seq. Philadelphia, PA, USA: The Curtis Publishing Company.
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Sometimes my work as an actor presents a conflict with my ideals as a clergyman. I don't believe in the old saying that the end justifies the means, and no money that I can earn as an actor can accomplish so much good that I would feel justified in violating my ideals to earn it... If the question ever arises in a serious way, of course I would have to give up my acting.
Also writing and directing several episodes of his famous series Leave It to Beaver
(1957), including the final, retrospective episode, "Family Scrapbook", his portrayal of Ward Cleaver ranked #28 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" in the June 20, 2004, issue.