Tony Dow

Actor and director Tony Doe, best known for playing Jerry Mathers' beaver to older brother Wally Cleaver on the iconic series "Leave it to Beaver," has died. He was 77 years old.

Tony Dow

Tony Dow, Wally Cleaver from 'Leave It to Beaver,' dies at 77 this announcement was made on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

Tony Dow

"It is with very heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of our beloved Tony this morning," his management team announced.

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"Tony was a beautiful soul kind, compassionate, funny and gentle. His gentle voice and ease were an instant comfort and you couldn't help but love him."

Tony Dow

"Leave It to Beaver" began airing in 1957 and lasted until 1963. A popular black-and-white sitcom centered around a typical 

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ideal family of the time, following the adventures of the mischievous young Beaver, his practical brother Wally, and 

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their canine friend Eddie. Haskell and his long-suffering but sensible parents were played by Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont.

Tony Dow

He moved into writing, producing and directing while continuing to act, and helmed several episodes of “Harry and the Hendersons,”