Hugh Beaumont

Hugh Beaumont

Eudora, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Death 14 May 1982 (aged 73)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered at his summer retreat, not far from the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Memorial ID 7525 · View Source
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Actor. He is remembered as the All-American suburban father 'Ward Cleaver' on the 1950 and 1960s popular television series "Leave It To Beaver". He actually didn't like the role much at all, feeling that it had typecast him and all but obliterated recall of his many other roles in movies and on television. Born Eugene Hugh Beaumon in Lawrence, Kansas, he began his career in show business by performing in theaters, night clubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga in Tennessee, but left when his position on the football team was changed. Beaumont later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946. He began his film career in 1941, performing over the next couple of years usually as a supporting player in actions films. In the 1950s, he was a frequent actor in television dramas, with multiple appearances in "Four Star Playhouse", "Calvacade Theatre" and "The Loretta Young Show". After "Leave It To Beaver" which ran from October 4, 1957 to September 12, 1963, he appeared in a scattering of series episodes including "Mannix", "The Virginian" and "Petticoat Junction". He continued to act until he suffered a stroke in 1972 which left his face partially paralyzed. He was told by doctors that he would never walk or talk again, but Beaumont went on to do some directing and community theater group work. On May 14, 1982 in Munich, Germany while visiting his eldest son Eric, he died at his son's home from a sudden heart attack at age 72. He was a father and married to Kathyrn Adams.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Beaumont (16 Feb 1909–14 May 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7525, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Scattered at his summer retreat, not far from the Twin Cities in Minnesota..