‘Leave It to Beaver’ star Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver, dead at 77

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New York Daily News

Tony Dow, who delighted audiences as the fan-favorite Wally Cleaver on the classic sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” died Tuesday at age 77. The actor announced in May that he was battling cancer. His management team didn’t give a cause of death in an announcement Tuesday. “Tony was a beautiful soul — kind, compassionate, funny and humble. It was truly a joy to just be around him,” his managers said in a post shared on Dow’s official Facebook page. “His gentle voice and unpretentious manner was immediately comforting and you could not help but love him.” The Los Angeles-born Dow had more than three…

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