How well do you really know the leading men of 1950s TV?

Break down the biggest names in black & white.

The 1950s gave us Lucy and Desi, Perry Mason, the Lone Ranger, the whole Cleaver family (and, yes, Eddie Haskell too), and so much more. It was the beginning of every big show that has since become canon, inspiring everything that came after, as well as plenty of reboots to boot.

But today, we're focusing on just the guys to see if you can match some of the decade's leading men with the classic series they belong on. 

Only those truly fascinated with the Fifties can score 8/10. Good luck!
  1. ROD SERLING was the host of:
  2. RAYMOND BURR was the star of:
  3. WARD BOND was the star of:
  4. JACK WEBB was the star of:
  5. HUGH BEAUMONT played the dad on:
  6. WILLIAM FRAWLEY played the neighbor on:
  7. CLINT EASTWOOD starred in:
  8. KEN CURTIS played the deputy on:
  9. BOB DENVER played the best friend on:
  10. JIM BACKUS played the husband in:

How well do you really know the leading men of 1950s TV?

Your Result...

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ndebrabant 22 months ago

You got 10 out of 10
Your memory's a steel trap for all things Fifties!
Runeshaper 23 months ago
8/10 - Your memory's a steel trap for all things Fifties!
tom78 29 months ago
10/10...............................easy one!
rycki1138 29 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Your memory's a steel trap for all things Fifties! Agree with what a lot of the other posters say about Ken Curtis. He did do a couple of guest starring appearances on Gunsmoke in 1959, but he wasn't Festus until mid 60s.
Geronimo 29 months ago
Too easy, gimme something harder.................10/10
JeanInTN 29 months ago
Question number 8 is in error. This is supposed to be the 1950s, and Ken Curtis didn't become Deputy Festus Hagan until 1964 (I found the date on Wikipedia). Dennis Weaver played Deputy Chester Goode in the 1950s.
Geronimo JeanInTN 29 months ago
You're correct, but he did star in Gunsmoke which is all that matters
cperrynaples Geronimo 29 months ago
No, this is NOT a Gunsmoke quiz, this is a '50's TV quiz and the fact remains that the only deputy on that show in that decade was Chester, NOT Festus. Could someone else back me up?
thedude1500 29 months ago
10/10 and I wasn't even alive until the next decade
Joseph thedude1500 29 months ago
Same here. 10/10, born in '61.
Tampammm 29 months ago
Perfect game.... Kid's stuff.
EllisClevenger 29 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Your memory's a steel trap for all things Fifties!
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SheilaMalone 29 months ago
10/10 Yes This one was very easy! Saw every episode of theses shows in the 1950's then watched them all many years later!

booster 29 months ago
10/10 It took 28 seconds to answer these.
cperrynaples 29 months ago
10/10! Ken Curtis shouldn't be in this quiz, true Gunsmoke fans remember Dennis Weaver as Chester, Festus didn't get there until the '60's!
booster cperrynaples 29 months ago
Buck Taylor and Roger Ewing also played deputies.
Specifically "Festus" officially appeared on Gunsmoke on season 8, episode 13, entitled "Us Haggens." Which aired on December 8, 1962.
Case Closed! This was a '50's quiz and 1962 isn't the '50's! Take out Festus and put in Chester! As for booster, those 2 actors also came after Weaver! Honestly all Gunsmoke fans should be angry!
CaptainDunsel cperrynaples 29 months ago
Well, to pile on just a bit, several of these weren't "leading men" either, they played supporting characters.
cperrynaples CaptainDunsel 29 months ago
Well, I can accept the supporting part, but choosing Ken Curtis over Dennis Weaver, that's just despicable!!
Lucyneenah19701 29 months ago
9 out of 10.
Looks like you're the only one that missed one. Thank You for your honesty
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