Update: The New York Times has detailed that the proclamation Dow’s agents delivered to Facebook was mistaken and he is as yet alive. Notwithstanding the Facebook post, Variety pursued the tribute affirming the demise with Dow’s group. Assortment has connected with his reps again for additional remark.
The family’s latest Facebook message, from his child Christopher Dow, peruses, “This is a troublesome time. Father is at home, under hospice care, and in his last hours. My better half and I are close by alongside numerous companions that have visited. He has a battling heart.”
Already: Tony Dow, the entertainer and chief most popular for playing the sturdy more established sibling Wally Cleaver to Jerry Mathers’ Beaver in the notable series “Pass on It to Beaver,” has kicked the bucket. He was 77.
His authority Facebook page posted that he kicked the bucket Tuesday morning. “It is with an incredibly weighty heart that we share with you the death of our adored Tony today. Tony was a delightful soul – kind, humane, entertaining and humble,” read the message from his supervisory crew.
Dow and his better half Lauren reported in May that his malignant growth, which he had been determined to have a long time previously, had returned.
Mathers recollected Dow on Facebook, stating “He was my sibling on TV, however in numerous ways in life also. Tony leaves a vacant spot in my heart that will not be filled. He was consistently the most thoughtful, generally liberal, delicate, cherishing, genuine, and humble man, that it was my unbelievable honor to have the option to share recollections along with for quite a long time.”
Dow was brought into the world in Hollywood and his mom was an early stand-in and twofold for Clara Bow. He was a Junior Olympics jumping champion, yet didn’t have much showbiz experience when he followed alongside a companion and wound up trying out for and winning the job of Wally. “Pass on it to Beaver” started circulating in 1957 and ran until 1963. The well known high contrast sitcom, based on the normal admired group of the time, followed the experiences of wicked youthful Beaver, his commonsense sibling Wally, their underhanded companion Eddie Haskell, and their forgiving yet understanding guardians played by Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont.
The show’s authors, Bob Mosher and Joe Connelly, put together the characters with respect to their own kids, consolidating such subtleties as Wally’s consistent hair-brushing they saw in their own youngsters. As the show reached a conclusion, Wally was going to begin school while Beaver was prepared for secondary school.
Dow returned during the 1980s for the TV film “Still the Beaver” and series “The New Leave It to Beaver,” for which he likewise coordinated five episodes and thought of one.
He moved into composing, creating and coordinating while at the same time proceeding to act, and helmed a few episodes of “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Mentor,” “Babylon 5,” “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
Later “Pass on It to Beaver,” Dow showed up on series including “General Hospital,” “Mr. Novak,” “Never Too Young,” “Lassie,” “Love, American Style,” “Square Pegs” and “The Love Boat,” on which he played himself. He likewise played himself in the 2003 parody “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” which highlighted appearances of many previous youthful entertainers, and showed up in the John Landis drama satire include “The Kentucky Fried Movie.”
Dow struggled despondency in his 20s, making the self improvement video “Beating the Blues” to help other people, and later endure two episodes of malignant growth. He likewise turned into a stone carver and began a development organization.
He is made due by his significant other Lauren and two youngsters