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Re: Update about Tony Dow (Leave It To Beaver)

UPDATE: Tony Dow is still alive. I had a conversation with his wife, Lauren. She is understandably distraught and grief-stricken about what's been going on with Tony's health battle these past months. He's been in hospice care at their home, and based on some health issues overnight, Lauren inferred that Tony had passed away to some people close to her and the word quickly spread. Lauren admits she's been "a little fuzzy" these days--understandable.
 
She told me she now feels "foolish" about what has transpired since his death has been reported around the world. She also told me, through her pain, "it is of my own doing." I told her we know it's been a very stressful time and people understand overwhelming grief. Lauren says she "loves and adores" her husband of 42 years with all of her heart.
 
While she did say he passed, she now understands the miscommunication and is sorry for causing a commotion in this challenging time.
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Re: Update about Tony Dow (Leave It To Beaver)

via his official fb page

 

Tony Dow 

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URGENT UPDATE:
This morning Tony's wife Lauren, who was very distraught, had notified us that Tony had passed and asked that we notify all his fans. As we are sure you can understand, this has been a very trying time for her. We have since received a call from Tony's daughter-in-law saying that while Tony is not doing well, he has not yet passed. Tony's son Christopher and his daughter-in-law Melissa have also been by his side comforting him, and we will keep you posted on any future updates..
 
 
 
 
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An Update from Christopher Dow:
This is a difficult time. Dad is at home, under hospice care, and in his last hours. My wife and I are by his side along with many friends that have visited. He has a fighting heart.
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Re: Update about Tony Dow (Leave It To Beaver)

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We are very saddened to hear confirmation that Tony Dow has passed. The #LeaveIttoBeaver star was 77. 💔

In memory of Tony Dow, FETV will air a special marathon of 'Leave It to Beaver' this Sunday from 9a-4p ET, featuring some of Wally Cleaver's best episodes. Join us as we celebrate the moments that made him television's favorite big brother. ❤️
"Remembering Tony Dow", this Sunday from 9a-4p ET on FETV.
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  • 9a ET
    Leave It to BeaverBrotherly Love
     

    June forces Wally and Beaver to sign a friendship pact in order to prevent them from ever fighting again and ensure they do everything togehter, but the pact proves harder to keep as Saturday comes and each boy wants to do something different.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Burt Mustin, Buddy Hart

  • 9:30a ET
    Leave It to BeaverChild Care
     

    Ward and June attend a wedding while Wally and Beaver are forced to baby-sit one of their parents friend's daughter and get into trouble when the little girl decides to lock herself in the bathroom and refuses to come out.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Will Wright, Shirley Mitchell

  • 10a ET
    Leave It to BeaverEddie's Girl
     

    Eddie tells Wally and Beaver about how he has a new girl, but when they go to her house to get introduced it is obvious that she has never met Eddie and clearly has fallen for Wally instead, so her mother arranges a date at the country club.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Karen Green, Aline Towne

  • 10:30a ET
    Leave It to BeaverThe Shave
     

    Wally hears from the older boys in the locker room after football practice about shaving and goes home to shave for the frist time, resulting in a disaster; Ward chastises Wally and explains that shaving will make the hairs come in quicker.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Howard McNear, Charles Cirillo

  • 11a ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally's Pug Nose
     

    Ward attempts to teach Wally how to build his physical self image after the boy explains he is alarmed to hear that a girl he likes, Gloria, finds his nose to be similar to that of a bulldog or monkey, a possibility he finds troubling.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Cheryl Holdridge, Tiger Fafara

  • 11:30a ET
    Leave It to BeaverBlind Date Committee
     

    Wally is appointed to oversee the Blind Date Committee, which is supposed to assist all the girls in the school in finding dates for the upcoming dance, but he discovers that the job is a lot more difficult than he previously had imagined.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Rusty Stevens, Ken Osmond

  • 12p ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally, the Businessman
     

    Wally takes up a new job of being an ice cream salesman and has to borrow money from Ward to help start with the initial investment for the igloo and dry ice, but selling ice cream seems to be harder than anticipated after his friends want credit.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Ken Osmond, Tiger Fafara

  • 12:30p ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally's Dream Girl
     

    Wally starts to wear a jacket, tie and aftershave every day to school in hopes of impressing his new crush, Ginny Townsend, but she doesn't even know he exists until Beaver spills the beans to his mom and she invites her over for a family picnic.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Ken Osmond, Linda Bennett


    1:00p ET

  • Leave It to BeaverSubstitute Father
     

    Wally takes responsibility as the head of the Cleavers' house when Ward is away on a business trip in St. Louis, but when Beaver is sent home from school for saying a bad word, he isn't sure he can fulfill his father's shoes anymore.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Sue Randall, Ken Osmond

  • 1:30p ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally's Car
     

    Wally purchases a beat up junk car with the hopes of getting it operational by the time he can drive, but Ward and June dislike the idea of Wally having a jalopy for his first vehicle and press him to get rid of it and get all of his money back.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Ken Osmond, Frank Bank

  • 2p ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally's Dinner Date
     

    Wally is in way over his head when his girlfriend, Julie, decides to pick a new and very expensive restaurant, where he comes in contact with a maitre d' for the very first time and, with his father's help, is able to decipher the bewildering encount

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Cheryl Holdridge, Ken Osmond

  • 2:30p ET
    Leave It to BeaverWally's Car Accident
     

    Ward gets a brand new car, but Wally accidentally breaks off a headlight after Eddie Haskell convinces him to give Lump Rutherford's broken-down jalopy a push and a jump-start, and now he doesn't know how to explain it to his father.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Ken Osmond, Frank Bank

  • 3p ET
    Leave It to BeaverThe Mustache
     

    Wally attempts to grow out his mustache when his girlfriend stands him up and goes out with an older boy who sports a mustache, but he will have to do a little more than grow hair on this upper lip to win his girlfriend back from the other boy.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Frank Bank, Cheryl Holdridge

  • 3:30p ET
    Leave It to BeaverThe All-Night Party

    Wally gets his parents' permission to attend his high school's all-night graduation party, but finds attempting to get permission from his girlfriend's father is a lot harder, who believes the teenage boys to be reckless and irresponsible.

    Series: Comedy/Classic/Family/Situation Comedy

    Cast: Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Ken Osmond, Frank Bank



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Classic television has lost another icon. Tony Dow, most famous for his role as “the perfect big brother” Wally Cleaver on the everlasting TV comedy Leave It to Beaver, has passed away at age 77. We here at Retro TV remember Tony and are keeping his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.



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