Tony Dow Wally Of ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Dies At 77

The late Tony Dow was an actor best known for his portrayal as Wally Cleaver in the venerable TV sitcom “Leave it to Beaver.” Age-wise, he was 77. According to a post on his official Facebook page, Mr. Dow passed away on Wednesday morning while being surrounded by his family. The passing of Mr. Dow was verified by a spokesman. The statement read, “We recognise that the loss of this magnificent guy is shared by the world.” He loved so many people and contributed so much to us all.

His son, Christopher Dow, expressed relief that his father was in a better place. “He was the ideal father a child could have. He was my best friend, my best man at my wedding, my coach, my mentor, my voice of reason, and my idol, he claimed. Initially posting that the actor had passed away on Tuesday, Tony Dow’s agents later clarified that there had been a misunderstanding with the actor’s family.

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Mr. Dow was born in 1945 in the Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood. According to Mr. Dow’s art gallery on IMDb.com, his parents were his mother was a stuntwoman in early Westerns who subsequently became an entrepreneur and his father was a designer and contractor. When he was a teenager, he was chosen to play the sensible older brother on the 1957 television series “Leave It To Beaver.” Reruns gave the programme, which lasted until 1963, small-screen immortality.

Following the finale of the show, Mr. Dow moved on to other projects, appearing regularly in “Never Too Young” for a year before joining the cast of “General Hospital.” He would act intermittently for the rest of his life. According to his gallery, he also worked as a painter, sculptor, home builder, writer, director, and writer. According to a profile on his sculpture website, “Tony’s talent in the field of modern sculpture was proven when one of his bronzes was chosen for exhibition at the Salon 2008 de la National des Beaux Arts in Paris.

Mr. Dow and his wife, Lauren Shulkind, announced his cancer diagnosis on his Facebook page in May. According to a statement from last week, “Tony has been in and out of the hospital with different issues and treatments.” “I started immunotherapy, and it seemed to be helping. I can now stand and walk unaided, and I feel better every day,” Mr. Dow stated in a letter in late May. He claimed that the congrats he received had been beneficial. It’s astonishing what more love and respect could do for the planet, he remarked.

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