Jerry Mathers, titular name Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver in the beloved sitcom Leave it to the beaverOn social media today to honor the late Tony Dow. Dow, who played Mathers’ on-screen brother Wally Cleaver, passed away today at the age of 77. The pair appeared in more than 200 episodes between 1957 and 1963. In a Facebook post today, Mathers said that Dow was like a brother to his life. Realism, like as far as it was on screen.
Leave it to the beaver It is one of the first hugely popular family comedy series, and has set a model for the genre for years to come. In addition to the main series, several cast members (including Dow) have returned for revivals and TV movies over the years. From 1983 to 1989, Dow reprized his role as Wally Cleaver in the television movie Reunion and in subsequent series. New Leave it to BeaverHe worked as a director on some episodes.
“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of my long-time colleague and friend Tony Dow.” Share Mathers On social media this afternoon. “Not only has my brother been on TV, but in many ways in life as well. Tony leaves an empty place in my heart that will never be filled. He has always been the kindest, most generous, kind, loving, loyal, and humble man, it has been my honor and privilege to be Able to share memories together for 65 years. Tony was so grateful for all the love and support from our fans around the world. My wife Teresa and I send our deepest condolences to his wife Lauren and his family and everyone who knew and loved him. The world may have lost a star today, but the sky has won another” .
In addition to his acting, Dow is a director, producer, and artist who has done television visual effects and sculpture. Some of his sculptural works have been displayed in the Louvre Museum.
Dao’s directive work includes episodes from Babylon 5the original swamp thing appearing on USA Network, Star Trekand spin-off television programmes Baby I shrunk the boys And the Harry and Henderson. His visual effects reached as far as Doctor who. daw Star Trek It was the episode Nine deep spaceIn the “Fire Field”.
As an actor, Dao appeared in a variety of television roles between 1957 and 2016, from Adam 12 And the Public Hospital to me Diagnostic murder And the Freddy’s Nightmares. His last acting role was to reinvent the long-running radio series in 2014 suspense.
“It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved Tony this morning,” a statement sent to Dow’s official Facebook page said this morning. “Tony was such a beautiful soul – kind, compassionate, funny and humble. It was a real pleasure to be around him. His gentle voice and down-to-earth manner were instantly comforting and you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. The world has lost something amazing. A human being, but we are all richer in the memories he left Us. From the warm memories of Wally Cleaver to those fortunate ones for us to know him personally – thank you Tony. And thank you for the reflections of a simpler time, the laughter, the friendship and the feeling that you were a big brother to us all.”
Our condolences go out to Mr. Dow’s family, fans, fans, and collaborators during this difficult time.