Tony Dow, who portrayed Wally Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver, passed away in 2022 at the age of 77, leaving fans across the globe grieving the loss of one of television’s greatest elder brothers.
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Wally, portrayed by Jerry Mathers, was the mature older sibling who was constantly offering his younger brother, “the Beaver,” advice.
The friendship between Dow and Mathers was central to the upbeat ’50s comedy, and it also existed in real life.
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