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Leave It to Beaver Frank Bank, second from the leftActor Frank Bank died this morning, one day after he turned 71. Today is his friend and former co-star Tony Dow’s 68th birthday. (The photo above, from Jerry Mathers’ Facebook page, was taken in June 2012 and shows co-stars Ken Osmond, Bank, Dow, and Mathers.)

Bank was primarily know for his role as Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on the Leave It to Beaver sitcom in the 1950s and 60s. He reprised his role as Wally Cleaver’s friend in the Still the Beaver TV movie and the 1980s sequel series, The New Leave It to Beaver, joining most of the original sitcom’s surviving cast.

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<em>Leave It to Beaver:</em> Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94, Good Night June Cleaver

Leave It to Beaver: Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94, Good Night June Cleaver

October 16, 2010
The actress who some believe to have personified the quintessential TV mom has died. Barbara Billingsley, star of Leave It to Beaver, passed away Read more . . .
<em>Leave It to Beaver:</em> Secret Contents of Ward’s Letter Revealed

Leave It to Beaver: Secret Contents of Ward’s Letter Revealed

August 21, 2010
In the 1950s, television screens were very small and fuzzy. Viewers usually only saw a TV show episode only once. As a result, people making Read more . . .
<em>Leave It to Beaver:</em> The Cast Reunites to Remember the Classic TV Show

Leave It to Beaver: The Cast Reunites to Remember the Classic TV Show

July 6, 2010
Some of the surviving members of Leave It to Beaver recently reunited at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Those attending were Frank Read more . . .
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The first round of our sitcom showdown has ended and, thanks to your voting, the options have been narrowed down quite a bit. For this Read more . . .
Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

February 2, 2009
Several very notable veterans of television history left us in January. They include Bernie Hamilton (Starsky and Hutch), Steven Gilborn (Ellen, The Wonder Years, Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order), Pat Hingle (Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H, and Gunsmoke), Cheryl Holdridge (The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Leave It to Beaver), Don Galloway (Ironside, General Hospital), John Hager (Hee-Haw), Harry Endo (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, PI), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Dynasty, The Colbys, Here's Lucy, and Murder, She Wrote), Gordon Mitchell (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy), Bob May (Lost in Space), and Kim Manners (Charlie's Angels, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 21 Jump Street, Baywatch, The X-Files, and Supernatural).
Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver

The gentle sitcom focuses on the Cleaver family in the fictional small town of Mayfield. The younger of the family's two boys, Theodore (nicknamed "Beaver", played by Jerry Mathers) was a typical all-American little boy who had a knack of getting himself into trouble. His older brother Wally (Tony Dow) and parents June and Ward (Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont) did their best to guide him through his childhood.
2008 TV Land Awards: Overflowing with Classic TV Show Stars

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If you’re a fan of classic television, you won’t want to miss the 2008 TV Land Awards tomorrow (Sunday) night. It’s not your typical awards Read more . . .
Where Are They Now: Some Green Room Chatter for May 23, 2008

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May 23, 2008
Sooner or later our favorite TV shows all come to an end and the cast and crew all go their separate ways. If we’re lucky, Read more . . .
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Where Do Classic TV Characters Eat? McDonald’s?

February 12, 2008
Back in 1988, McDonald’s gathered a bunch of actors from classic TV shows to announce their “Double Cheeseburger Reunion” — a combo of their double cheeseburger Read more . . .

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