Tony Dow
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Tony Dow
Tony Lee Dow is an American film producer, director, sculptor, and a television child actor of the 1950s and 1960s. Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963. Dow played Wallace "Wally" Cleaver, the elder son of June and Ward Cleaver, and the brother of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver.
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Tony Dow reunited with his 1962 Chevrolet Corvair after 51 years
Fox News - 8 months
Leave it to…Alan?
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Tony Dow, former child TV actor, carves out new career in art as a sculptor
Yahoo News - over 4 years
TOPANGA, Calif. - He is, and likely forever will be, best known as good old Wally Cleaver, the big brother who had to bail out a goofball sibling facing one dilemma after another on the classic TV comedy series "Leave it to Beaver."
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'The Kentucky Fried Movie': How The Cult Classic Spawned Modern Film Comedy
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
It's rare that you can trace an entire genre of movies to a single source, but you can with modern film comedy. Most of the landmark comedy films and filmmakers of the past 35 years can track their lineage back to one picture: "The Kentucky Fried Movie," which opened exactly 35 years ago this week (on August 10, 1977). The film may not be as well remembered today as other hits from the same family, like "Airplane!", "Animal House," "Trading Places," or the "Naked Gun" and "Scary Movie" films, but "Kentucky" was enormously influential in terms of its source material (the vast array of movies and TV fare absorbed by the first generation to grow up in front of the tube), its envelope-pushing raunchiness, and even the way its gags were staged and paced (if you didn't like one joke, another would come along in just a few seconds). Seen today, "Kentucky Fried Movie" may look dated, but in 1977, its structure and content were still novelties. The movie was a collection of parodic sketche ...
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
TGIF everyone here's my Top 5 for April 13, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits The Saints name Assistant Coach Joe Vitt the interim head coach filling in for the suspended Sean Payton. Vitt himself will be serving a six-game suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. So there will be an interim to the interim. Lotsa extra hockey last night in series openers. Boston and Phoenix won in overtime while San Jose beat St. Louis in two overtimes. The Rangers beat Ottawa in regulation. Retired catcher Jorge Posada throws out the first ball today at the Yankees home opener. 2. Stirring the Pot The head of the baseball players union, Michael Weiner says he thinks that Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame. But wait, there's more. He thinks steroid cheats should be there too. He says, just put something on their plaque about drug use. I guess we should expect the player's chief to stick up for his troops. And I happen to agree with him, ...
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Brian Wilson Gives Good Vibrations - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Wilson, along with a nine piece band, performed a wide variety of his most famous material to a packed house that included celebrities Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) and Tony Dow ('Wally' of Leave it to Beaver). Wilson can be credited in crafting the
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Sky 1 HD commission comedy drama STARLINGS from Baby Cow Productions - Unreality TV
Google News - over 5 years
Baby Cow's Alison MacPhail (The Mighty Boosh) will produce the series, while Matt Lipsey (Little Britain) and Tony Dow (Only Fools & Horses) will direct. Lucy Lumsden commented: “We are completely smitten with the Starling family and can't wait to
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LIVID LEAVE IT TO BEAVER STAR - The National Enquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Ken who played Tony Dow's BFF, Eddie, on the 1960s sitcom classic “Leave It to Beaver” had sued Federal Insurance Company in a class action suit on behalf of TV actors denied residuals from long running TV programs. TV stars later negotiated to get
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Channel 4 announces new run of Comedy Labs - Unreality TV
Google News - over 5 years
The Executive Producer is Ash Atalla, the Producer is Jon Petrie and the Director Tony Dow. (Commissioned by Nerys Evans, Comedy Commissioning Editor) Totally Tom is a half-hour, scripted comedy/sketch show, written and performed by Tom Palmer and Tom
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Starlings roost at Sky 1 - Chortle
Google News - over 5 years
... is being made by leading comedy production house Baby Cow, whose credits include Gavin & Stacey, The Trip, Ideal and The Mighty Boosh, and will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who previously worked on Psychoville and Little Britain, along with Tony Dow
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Laughing Matters - Santa Monica Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
In those days I bore a resemblance to the actor Tony Dow who played Wally on "Leave it to Beaver." When cute neighborhood girls would walk by giggling, "Don't make an error, Wally," I felt like digging a hole in the grass to hide in
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Leave It To Beaver, “The Last Day Of School” - A.V. Club Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Beaumont and athletic, fresh-scrubbed teen Tony Dow (who played Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver's older brother Wally) were late adds to the series, replacing actors who played their parts in the pilot, and both were meant to bring a touch of All-American
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Paul Feig is indebted to 'Leave It to Beaver' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast of the 1957-63 sitcom "Leave It To Beaver": Clockwise from left: Tony Dow, Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers and Barbara Billingsley. (File photo / May 8, 2011) Writer and director Paul Feig ("Freaks and Geeks," "The Office," "Nurse Jackie,"
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Garibaldi, Lyta and Wally - Forbes (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
In this February 5 1997 photo, director Tony Dow talks with Babylon 5 actors Jerry Doyle (playing Michael Garibaldi) and Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), during rehearsal at the syndicated television show's Los Angeles studio. You may recognize Tony
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John Rooke: Scattershooting - GoLocalProv
Google News - almost 6 years
And by the way, Tony Dow (who is most recognized for his role as “Wally Cleaver” on the Leave It To Beaver television series in the 1960's) is actually a respected amateur sculptor these days. Oh Google, you've done it again…
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Barbara Billingsley, Maternal Ideal on TV In the 1950s, Dies at 94
NYTimes - over 6 years
Barbara Billingsley, who as June Cleaver on the television series ''Leave It to Beaver'' personified a Hollywood postwar family ideal of the ever-sweet, ever-helpful suburban stay-at-home mom, died Saturday. She was 94. A family spokeswoman, Judy Twersky, said that Ms. Billingsley had died of polymyalgia, a rheumatoid disease, at her home in Santa
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TELEVISION; Golly, Beav, We're Historic
NYTimes - over 6 years
TELEVISION was still relatively young when, on Oct. 4, 1957, CBS broadcast the perfect sitcom scene: A second grader known as the Beaver and his older brother, Wally, ordered by their mother to take baths before going to bed, are kneeling beside a tub they have just filled. Already in their pajamas, they are fiddling in the water with their hands
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Gee, Wally: The Louvre
NYTimes - over 8 years
Tony Dow, below left, the actor, director and artist best known for his portrayal of Wally Cleaver, the all-American big brother on the television show ''Leave It to Beaver,'' will have one of his sculptures on display at the Louvre in December, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Dow's sculpture ''Unarmed Warrior,'' above, a bronze work of a woman
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Dow
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 62
    He was chosen as one of three sculptors to show at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition, in the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France, in December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He represented the United States delegation, which was composed of artists from the Karen Lynne Gallery. His abstract shown at the Louvre was titled "Unarmed Warrior", a bronze figure of a woman holding a shield. "Field of Fire", Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (season 7) and several episodes of Babylon 5
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 50
    In 1996, he provided visual effects for the Fox television movie Doctor Who.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, Dow revealed that he has suffered from clinical depression. He has since starred in self-help videos chronicling this battle, including Beating the Blues (1998). Dow has become a sculptor, creating abstract bronze sculptures. In his artist statement, he says the following about his work: "The figures are abstract and not meant to represent reality but rather the truth of the interactions as I see and feel them. I find the wood in the hills of Topanga Canyon and each piece evolves from my subconscious. I produce limited editions of nine bronzes using the lost wax process from molds of the original burl sculpture." One of his bronze pieces was on display in the backyard garden of Barbara Billingsley, who played his mother on Leave It to Beaver.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 40
    In 1986, he wrote an episode of The New Leave It to Beaver, and in 1989, he made his directorial debut with an episode of The New Lassie, followed by episodes of Get a Life, Harry and the Hendersons, Coach, Babylon 5, Crusade, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
    More Details Hide Details He served as the visual effects supervisor for Babylon 5.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    From 1965 to 1968, Dow served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career.
    More Details Hide Details On his return to acting, he guest-starred in Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency! During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction business and studying journalism and filmmaking. In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role as Wally Cleaver. Dow's most recent screen appearance was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Dow has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 1980. They have one child and two grandchildren.
  • 1963
    Age 17
    Dow remained on the series until it ended in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details After the run of Leave It to Beaver, he appeared on My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young.
  • 1957
    Age 11
    Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), and the brother of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers). Dow was born in Hollywood, California, to John Stevens, a designer and general contractor, and Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose) (May 27, 1906 – April 30, 2001), a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow's movie double in Hollywood. In his youth, Dow was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on April 13, 1945.
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