(11/10/47) Radio: Appeared (as "Madge Harvey") in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Boomerang".
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Miss Jane Wyatt
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[on why she initially turned down the role on Father Knows Best
(1954)] I'd been doing a lot of live TV drama in which I was the star. I didn't want to be just a mother.
Today, those who fondly recall her in the archetypal 1950s family sitcom Father Knows Best
(1954) may be surprised to learn that when the series debuted in 1954, the series did so poorly in the ratings that CBS canceled it in March 1955. A flood of protests came from viewers insisting that the series be reinstated. The series was moved to an earlier time, and it gradually became a hit.