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'Leave It To Beaver' Star Ken Osmond Has Died At 76

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Osmond played Eddie Haskell—the smart-mouthed best friend of Wally Cleaver— on the '50s TV show. The fan-favorite character was originally only meant to appear as an infrequent guest star, however, Osmond's stand out performance quickly ensured he'd appear regularly over Leave It to Beaver's six seasons.

In addition to his acting career, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1970 where he worked as an officer until his retirement in 1988.

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Re: 'Leave It To Beaver' Star Ken Osmond Has Died At 76

RIP "Eddie". He was quite the character. Loved by millions of fans back in the day.

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The Eddie Haskell character was a brilliant conception: he really added a nice edge to that show. 

 

Wonderful that the actor had a great life after the show ended.

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Just watched an episode this morning in which he told Beaver that Ward wouldn't let him keep a sports car he won in a raffle. It was from 1960 and the car was valued at $3500. Ken would have been 16 when they did that show. Good wishes and peace to his family.

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Hard to believe Eddie Haskell was 76 years old.  Where do all the years go?

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Sad to  hear this.  He was sooo good in that role.

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Re: 'Leave It To Beaver' Star Ken Osmond Has Died At 76

When I was growing up I didn't watch Leave It To Beaver.  I watched a lot of sitcoms but not that particular one

 

With METV I started to watch Leave It To Beaver in the early morning hours.  Of course needless to say it is dated.  However, I noticed something I probably wouldn't have cared about when the show was popular.  There are  morals to the stories and as an adult I see them clear as a bell.  

 

Eddie Haskell's character was funny and he did his part to add a different type of character in the series.   I find him entertaining when he pops up in an episode.  May he be at peace with God and know that so many years after the show was on, I have become a fan!!!!!

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 God Bless you, Eddie.

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Hard to believe Eddie Haskell was 76 years old.  Where do all the years go?


If you find the answer out, please share it.  I am  few months shy of that same age !  I still cannot believe mentally I am that old....now, physically is another story !

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Re: 'Leave It To Beaver' Star Ken Osmond Has Died At 76

Gosh his face hardly changed at all over the years.

I knew he had become a policeman. I found it interesting that such a badly behaved, kind of sneaky character ended up in law enforcement in real life.

He really did add a much-needed edge to a show that was otherwise overly goodie two shoes!