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QUOTE (Hugh Beaumont) – Feb 16

February 16, 2014

June and Ward Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley and...

“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.”
~ Hugh Beaumont

In honor of Hugh Beaumont, an American actor best known for his role as Ward Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver, who was born on this day in 1909.  He was an ordained minister with a Master of Theology degree.

Resources:

This Day in History for 16th February
Hugh Beaumont – Biography

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5 comments

  1. Loved him as Wally and “Beav’s” dad! Grew up wishing he was mind 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.


  2. Wow never knew he was a Christian!


  3. Thanks for posting. I always liked Hugh growing up watching LITB. I only found out a few years ago he was a United Methodist Minister.


    • I had not been aware that he was a minister until I found that quote. The TV business could benefit from more actors who are also ministers.


  4. pity there aren’t more entertainers with that mindset on the screen today..



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