Tony Dow, big brother Wally on 'Leave it to Beaver,' dies
July 27, 2022
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Dow, who as Wally Cleaver on the sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" helped create the popular and lasting image of the American teenager of the 1950s and 60s, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Frank Bilotta, who represented Dow in his work as a sculptor, confirmed his death in an email to The Associated Press.
No cause was given, but Dow had been in hospice care and announced in May that he had been diagnosed with prostate and gall bladder cancer.
A post on Dow's Facebook page on Tuesday prematurely reported that he had died, but his wife and management team later took down the...
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