Atticus Finch is pretty hard to beat, but - Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver is number 1 . . . those who talk about "Leave It To Beaver" as just one of many of the "Father Knows Best" & "My Three Sons", etc, type shows back then, simply are not actually watching these shows - "Leave It To Beaver" stood apart from it's peers and Hugh Beaumont's Ward Cleaver was a big reason why.
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