Tony Dow: actor dies at 77

Tony Dow
Actor dies at 77

Tony Dow was known, among other things, from “One ought to be grown up”.

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American actor and director Tony Dow has died. He leaves behind his wife Lauren and two children.

The Hollywood-born US actor and director Tony Dow (1945-2022) is dead, as reported by several US media. Dow’s officials confirmed on July 26 in a statement to “Entertainment Tonight”that Dow had died that morning. The actor had a “beautiful soul”, was “kind, compassionate, funny and humble”. Also the US celebrity portal “TMZ” has the statement.

Just spending time with Dow has been a pleasure, it said. You couldn’t help but love him. The world lost an “incredible person” with the deceased. He was “like a big brother to all of us”.

Those were his roles

Dow is best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the sitcom Leave It To Beaver. But he also had smaller roles in series like “Lassie”, “Knight Rider” or “Murder is her hobby”. He has also directed television, including several episodes of the sci-fi series Babylon 5 and an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In the summer of 2021, Dow was hospitalized for pneumonia, according to US media reports. On Facebook, his wife, Lauren Shulkind, had only communicated in Maythat the actor is fighting cancer again. He leaves behind his wife and two children.


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