Tony Dow dead, American film producer, – cause of death

Tony Dow, the actor who played Wally Cleaver in “Leave it to the Beavers,” has been diagnosed with cancer again. Dow’s wife, Lauren Schulkind, broke the news on the actor’s official Facebook page. Details of Dow’s cancer diagnosis were not disclosed.

“Dear Tony Dow friends and fans, I have some very sad news to share with you,” Shulkind wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately, Tony has been diagnosed with cancer again. It’s heartbreaking that he approached this reality so bravely. We want to thank you in advance for your thoughtful thoughts. Our loves, Lauren and Tony.”

Dow had a regular role as Wally Cleaver in “Leaving it to the Beavers,” which began airing on CBS before moving to ABC, for all six seasons of the show. The show ran for 234 episodes between 1957 and 1963. Dow starred in the series alongside Jerry Mathers, playing Wally’s younger brother, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, and Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as the boy’s parents, Joan and Ward Klee Eph. Dow’s involvement in the 1983 TV reunion film remains The Beaver for the series and the four-season sequel The New Leave It to Beaver.

In addition to playing Wally Cleaver, Dow has starred in TV shows like My Three Sons and Lassie. Dow is also a television director, directing episodes for shows such as Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space, Nine and The Coach. The actor was hospitalized with pneumonia in August 2021, but told fans he was “in good spirits.” The actor celebrated his 77th birthday last month.

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