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Hugh Beaumont 1909-1982
 


Country : Lawrence, Kansas
Profession : Actor
Date of birth : 1909-02-16
Date of death : 1982-05-14
Cause of Death : Heart Failure

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Hugh_Beaumont

Eugene Hugh Beaumont (February 16, 1909 – May 14, 1982) was an American actor and television director. He was also licensed to preach by the Methodist church. Beaumont is best known for his portrayal of Ward Cleaver, the husband of June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley) and the father of Wally (Tony Dow) and Beaver (Jerry Mathers) on the television series, Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963).

Early years

Beaumont was born in Lawrence, Kansas, to Ethel Adaline Whitney and Edward H. Beaumont, a little over three months after the couple married. He is of French descent.  He had a very rare blood type, shared only with the Habsburg royal family. After graduating from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he played football. He later studied at the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946. He married Kathryn Adams in 1942 and they had three children. They divorced in 1974.

Career

In 1931, Beaumont began his career in show business by performing in theaters, nightclubs and on the radio. He began acting in motion pictures in 1940, appearing in over three dozen films (many roles not credited) before taking his best-known role as the archetypal philosophy-dispensing suburban dad Ward Cleaver on the popular sitcom television series Leave It to Beaver.

A precursor to his role as the kindly father figure came in Adventures of Superman. In a 1953 episode called The Big Squeeze, he played an ex-convict with a wife and son whose trust he must win back after an apparent return to his criminal past.

Before he and Barbara Billingsley were cast as the concerned parents in Leave It to Beaver, each had appeared separately in the early 1950s on Rod Cameron's syndicated detective series City Detective.

Beaumont not only acted in Leave It to Beaver, he also wrote and directed several episodes, including the final, retrospective episode, "Family Scrapbook". His portrayal as head of the Cleaver household ranked #28 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" in the June 20, 2004, issue.

After Leave It to Beaver ended production and went into syndication in the fall of 1963, Beaumont appeared in many community theater productions and did a few guest roles on TV shows, such as Mannix, The Virginian, Wagon Train and Petticoat Junction.

Retirement and death

Beaumont retired from show business in the late 1960s, launching a second career as a Christmas-tree farmer in Minnesota, his wife's home state. He was forced to retire after suffering a stroke in 1972, from which he never fully recovered. On May 14, 1982, Beaumont died of a heart attack while visiting his son, a psychology professor, in Munich, Germany. He was 73.

Filmography

Motion pictures

Year

Title

Role

Other notes

1940

Phantom Raiders

Seaman

 

The Secret Seven

Southern Racketeer

 

1941

South of Panama

Paul Martin

 

The Cowboy and the Blonde

Sound Man

 

Private Nurse

McDonald

 

Unfinished Business

Groom

 

Week-End in Havana

Officer

 

1942

Wake Island

Captain, Junior Officer

 

Right to the Heart

Willie Donovan

 

Young America

G-Man

 

Canal Zone

Radio Operator

 

To the Shores of Tripoli

Orderly

 

The Wife Takes a Flyer

Officer

 

Unseen Enemy

Narrator

 

Flight Lieutenant

John McGinnis

 

1943

Northwest Rangers

the Mountie who finds Fowler's body

 

The Fallen Sparrow

Otto Skaas

 

Du Barry Was a Lady

Footman

 

Flight for Freedom

Flight Instructor

 

He Hired the Boss

Jordan

 

Bombardier

Soldier

 

Good Luck, Mr. Yates

Adjutant

 

Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event

George Sharpe

 

The Seventh Victim

Gregory Ward

 

Salute to the Marines

Sergeant

 

There's Something About a Soldier

Lt. Martin

 

1944

I Love a Soldier

John

 

Practically Yours

Cutter

 

The Racket Man

\"Irish\" Duffy

 

They Live in Fear

the instructor

 

The Story of Dr. Wassell

aide to Admiral Hart in Surabaya

 

Mr. Winkle Goes to War

Ranger Officer

 

The Seventh Cross

truck driver

 

Strange Affair

Carey

 

1945

I'm a Civilian Here Myself

Interviewer

 

Objective, Burma!

Capt. Hennessey

not credited

Blood on the Sun

Johnny Clarke

not credited

Counter-Attack

Russian Lieutenant

 

The Lady Confesses

Larry Craig

 

Blonde from Brooklyn

discharging Lieutenant

not credited

You Came Along

Chaplain

 

Apology for Murder

Kenny Blake

 

1946

Murder is My Business

Michael Shayne

 

The Blue Dahlia

George Copeland

 

Johnny Comes Flying Home

engineer

 

Larceny in Her Heart

Michael Shayne

 

Blonde for a Day

Michael Shayne

 

1947

The Guilt of Janet Ames

Frank Merino

 

Three on a Ticket

Michael Shayne

 

Too Many Winners

Michael Shayne

 

Railroaded!

Mickey Ferguson

 

Bury Me Dead

Michael Dunn

 

1948

Reaching from Heaven

Bill Starling

 

Money Madness

Steve Clark (previously known as Freddie Howard

 

The Counterfeiters

Phillip Drake

 

1949

Tokyo Joe

Major

 

1950

Second Chance

Dr. Emory

 

1951

The Flying Missile

Major Wilson

 

Target Unknown

Colonel

 

Danger Zone

Dennis O'Brien

 

Home Town Story

man at airport

 

Go for Broke!

Chaplain

 

Roaring City

Denny O'Brien

 

Pier 23

Dennis O'Brien

 

The Last Outpost

Lt. Fenton

 

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell

Policeman

 

Lost Continent

Robert Phillips

 

Callaway Went Thataway

Mr. Adkins, Attorney

 

Overland Telegraph

Brad Roberts

 

1952

Phone Call from a Stranger

Dr. Tim Brooks

 

Bugles in the Afternoon

Lt. Cooke

 

Wild Stallion

Capt. Wilmurt

 

Washington Story

Chaplain

 

Night Without Sleep

John Harkness

 

1953

The Mississippi Gambler

Kennerly

 

The Member of the Wedding

Minister

 

1955

Indian American

actor

 

Hell's Horizon

Al Trask

 

1956

The Mole People

Dr. Jud Bellamin

 

1957

Night Passage

Jeff Kurth

 

1965

The Human Duplicators

Austin Welles

 

In popular culture

In the early 1980s, a Texas punk rock band combined this actor's name with the name of Jimi Hendrix's famous band to form the name, The Hugh Beaumont Experience.

 

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