Posts Tagged ‘Leave it to Beaver’

Frank Bank Obituary

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


Frank Bank dies at 71; played ‘Lumpy’ on ‘Leave It to Beaver’




After playing Wally’s dim-witted sidekick on the popular TV show in the 1950s and 1960s, Bank found himself typecast, so he quit acting and became a successful financial broker, with ‘Beaver’ co-stars Jerry Mathers and Barbara Billingsley among his clients.


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2013


Frank Bank, who as Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to “Beaver” Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy “Leave It to Beaver,” died Saturday. He was 71.


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Barbara Billingsley Obituary

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


Barbara Billingsley, mother on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ dies at 94




As June Cleaver, Billingsley was the model 1950s mom, clad in dresses, high heels and pearls even while vacuuming. ‘She was the ideal mother,’ Billingsley said of her character.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2010


Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver, the quintessential 1950s sitcom mom on “Leave It to Beaver,” and later did a memorable send-up of her white-bread image playing the “jive-talking” passenger in the hit comedy “Airplane!,” has died. She was 94.


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