Lauren Chapin of Father Knows Best


Welcome to my web site!  I am living in Florida and often visit California and The Holy Land.  


As you know, only one really knows Heavenly Father, God. I pay homage to our God who allowed me to act in a show that launched my career and made it possible for me to continue in life, learn and help others find peace and happiness in their own world.  Please look around my site and enjoy. God bless you all. 

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A Lifetime of Acting

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 Lauren Chapin/Biography

When Lauren Chapin was a little girl, she made a lasting impression on millions of TV viewers. She is still remembered as "Kathy Anderson" from the classic "Father Knows Best" series, which ran on syndicated television for nine years.

As a popular and talented child actress Lauren starred in many TV and radio programs as well as movies and commercials. She was awarded five JR. Emmy's for Best Child Actress.

As an adult, she has been awarded "Honorable Mayor" of three cities in the states of Oklahoma, Texas and Florida for her numerous charity activities. In the past six years Lauren has raised well over Two Million Dollars for Underprivileged and Abused Children through her public appearances and fundraising efforts.

Currently, Lauren is managing singers and actors. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five and "I Know What You Did Last Summer") got her start in show biz through Ms. Chapin. Finally, as having been a child star she also conducts seminars on "Show Business" teaching students the "do's" and "don'ts" of the business.

As a writer ("Father Does Know Best-The Lauren Chapin Story") Lauren is also a sought after keynote speaker and licensed and ordained Evangelist. Her work as an actress, singer and writer has helped in the field of management and public relations.

Lauren has been privileged to study with such notables as Broadway's most successful dance and choreographer team, Marge and Gower Champion, France's most beloved mime Marcel Marceau, and songwriter and producer, David Blumburg.

Her work lately has brought her back into the public light on such shows as "Regis and Kathy Lee Show", "The Today Show", "Entertainment Tonight", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Late, Late Night Show" and even more recently she hosted a 7 hour marathon on The Family Channel for Father's Day with the stars of "Father Knows Best"!

"E! True Hollywood Stories" presented a two-hour special on Lauren's life and won ratings higher than any of the shows produced to date.

The 45 year span of Lauren's career has placed her in an ideal position to perform either before or behind the camera.

-Five Time Jr. Emmy Award Winner for Best Child Actress

-Honorary Mayor of Three Cities in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida

-Founding Board of Directors of "A Minor Consideration", a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting child actors.

Lauren has been featured on several magazine covers including twice on TV Guide during the "Father Knows Best" years. Her story has been told and updates on her life as a care giver, celebrity, charity fund raiser and inspirational speaker. 



 The Most Popular TV Show of The Fifties!

Welcome to one of the most beloved television series of the 1950's and early 1960's. Winner of six Emmy Awards and finishing #6 in ratings its final year of production, the Anderson's were America's favorite 50's family. "Father Knows Best" was so popular that when production ended, it continued to be shown in primetime for the next three years, and then ran another five years after that on ABC's daytime line-up. The only celebrity in the late 1950's to enjoy more national recognition than Robert Young was Lucille Ball. 


Videos for sale

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 I now have the rights to the first 6 seasons of FATHER KNOWS BEST. They will be available for sale very soon. Please check back with me or write to me now to find out more about it!

-Videos That I Have For Sale-

DVD- FATHER KNOWS BEST- First Six Seasons/ Includes "Window On Main Street" (Robert Young's First TV Show after FKB), Robert Young's Private Home Movies, and a Special Interview with Elinor Donahue and myself!

Perfect For Your Home Video Library!

 "E True Hollywood Story" (A Two Hour Special)

HOMETOWN TO HOLLYWOOD- A "How To" Video On Getting Into Movies, Commercials and TV


....and More!

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