Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Father Knows Best links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Father Knows Best Photo Gallery


Father Knows Best - Season One

Buy Father Knows Best - Season One on DVD
Father Knows Best - Season Two

Buy Father Knows Best - Season Two on DVD
Father Knows Best - Season Three

Buy Father Knows Best - Season Three on DVD
Father Knows Best - Season Four

Buy Father Knows Best - Season Four on DVD
Father Knows Best - Season Five

Buy Father Knows Best - Season Five on DVD
Father Knows Best - Season Six

Buy Father Knows Best - Season Six on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1950s Sitcoms > Father Knows Best
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

CBS Pulls Living Biblically; First Wives Club Comedy Series Coming to Paramount Network
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 23, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Goldbergs Spinoff Happening After All; Grey's Anatomy Renewed for Fifteenth Season
Fri-Yay: Superstore is Doing the Will They/Won't They Story Arc Right; Laff Pays Tribute to Harry Anderson
CBS Picks Up 11 More Returning Series for 2018-19; BET 2018 Upfront
Carol Burnett Gets Netflix Series; Futurama on Syfy, Marathon on 4/20
The Goldbergs 1990s Spinoff Ordered for ABC; Remembering Harry Anderson of Night Court
It's a Living Coming to Logo on April 21; Hollywood Darlings Returns Wednesday on Pop
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 16, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Mad About You Reboot One Step Closer to Reality; The Simpsons Addresses Concerns About Character of Apu


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
Brian Damage
Moderator
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,202
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Lightbulb The Rise & Fall & Rise of Lauren Chapin From 'Father Knows Best'

Remember Kathy "Kitty" Anderson, the youngest daughter on Father Knows Best? Chapin played the role from 1954 until 1960 starting when she was just 9 years old. After the show she dropped out of high school and got married at 16. Separated 2 years later and divorced after 5 years, she started doing drugs at 18, becoming addicted to heroin. It took a year long stint in rehab to cure her. Two more marriages followed, both ended. She no longer acts and makes the occasional public appearance. While her acting career may have fizzled, she has found a new calling as a licensed and ordained Christian evangelist.

__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
Marvo301
Forum Veteran
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 21,042
Cool

I'm glad that Lauren has been able to put her drug addiction behind her and turn her life around. I hope and pray that she can use her calling as a Christian evangelist to help other people make similar changes to their lives.
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Albert Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 04:05 AM   #3
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Heart

Lauren friended me on Facebook. She is indeed a sweetheart - AND a survivor, who had to endure horrific abuse (both physical and sexual) from her parents and uncle. Then it was all downhill until she came to Christ. What an inspiration she is!!!
__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
Cincy Guy
Frequent Poster
Member
 
Cincy Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 20, 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 221
Default

Many of the details of Lauren's life after FKB are contained in her book, "Father Really Does Know Best" that came out a number of years ago.

I heard that she had been trying to get the part of "Lolita" in the 1962 film that went to Sue Lyon. It was said one of the things that worked against Lauren getting it was the public image she had from FKB.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 11:53 AM   #5
Jude The Obscure
Senior Member
Retired
 
Join Date: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 7,421
Default

^I've read that book.......it was an eye opener for a then naive guy who didn't think such things went on in the TV world.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

I've read that book, too - incredible stuff!!! Thank God she got through it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
old grouch
Senior Member
Member
 
old grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 13, 2010
Location: montana
Posts: 1,848
Default

I also read Lauren's book a long time ago. Poor little Kitten. But her story has a happy ending and gives me hope for this world.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:29 PM   #8
OH Nuts!
Forum Legend
WINGing it on a Sandpiper!
 
OH Nuts!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 58,188
Default

Glad Lauren was able to turn her life around and help others - she sounds like a lovely woman.
__________________
Thank you SHOUT! & Antenna TV

xxoo You both Rock!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 01:55 PM   #9
gidgetgrape
Senior Member
Forever Gidget
 
gidgetgrape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 3,359
Default

Best Wishes to Lauren! She was my favorite when I watched the reruns in the 1980s.

Does anyone know what happened to her website?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:15 PM   #10
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gidgetgrape
Best Wishes to Lauren! She was my favorite when I watched the reruns in the 1980s.

Does anyone know what happened to her website?

I don't know, but she is on Facebook.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:36 PM   #11
Retro4Life
Senior Member
Accept No Substitutes
 
Retro4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 04, 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 6,569
Default

Another example of a wide difference between the on screen image and the reality. Geez, the poor lady...I'm sure glad she's come out the other side alive and apparently healed in mind and body.
__________________
Alex Reiger :[Trying to convince Louie not to antagonize Bobby] "It's not hard to make people feel bad about their lives. What's hard is making people feel good about their lives."
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 07:35 AM   #12
JerseyBounce
Occasional Poster
Loyal Order of Raccoons
 
JerseyBounce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 14
Default

I met Lauren Chapin about 15 years ago, at a public signing. Larry Matthews and Butch Patrick were at the same event, but that's a story for another day.

She's an angel, pure and simple. She signed a copy of the picture at the top of the thread for me. We had a pleasant conversation.

She's an inspiration, indeed
__________________
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't look him in the mouth...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
ThomasE
Moderator
Forum Veteran
Member
 
ThomasE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 04, 2000
Location: New York, New York, U.S.A.
Posts: 10,700
Default

Good for her. I'm glad. It's amazing.
__________________
y
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.