Tony Dow

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Tony Dow
Leave It to Beaver Tony Dow 1961.jpg
Dow in 1961
Tony Lee Dow

(1945-04-13)April 13, 1945
DiedJuly 27, 2022(2022-07-27) (aged 77)
Cause of deathProblems caused by liver cancer
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • sculptor
Years active1949–2022
  • Carol Marlow
    (m. 1969; div. 1980)
  • Lauren Shulkind (m. 1980)

Tony Lee Dow (April 13, 1945 – July 27, 2022)[3] was an American actor, director, and movie producer. He played Wally Cleaver in the sitcom television series Leave It to Beaver from 1957 to 1963. He played the same role again in The New Leave It to Beaver from 1983 to 1989. He also directed several episodes of Babylon 5. Dow was born in Hollywood, California.[3]

In May 2022, Dow was diagnosed with liver cancer.[4] On July 26, 2022, it was reported that Dow was in his "final moments" under hospice care in Topanga, California.[5][6] He died from the disease on July 27, 2022 at his home in Topanga, California at the age of 77.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Glimpse into Tony Dow's Life after 'Leave It to Beaver' and His Almost 40-Year Marriage". January 8, 2020.
  2. "'Leave It to Beaver' star Tony Dow 'doing well' after pneumonia hospitalization". USA Today.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tony Dow Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  4. "'Leave It To Beaver' actor Tony Dow announces cancer diagnosis: 'It is truly heartbreaking'". Yahoo. May 10, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  5. Tony Dow, 'Leave it to Beaver' star, under hospice care in ‘last hours,’ son says
  6. Andrew, Scottie. "Tony Dow's management team removes statement star has died". CNN. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  7. 'Leave it to Beaver' Star Tony Dow Dead at 77

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