Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow, 76, has been hospitalized with pneumonia

LEAVE It To Beaver actor Tony Dow has been hospitalized with pneumonia after he spent 24 hours waiting in the E.R.

Tony, 76, who played the role of Wally Cleaver in the hit show, tested negative for coronavirus five times before he was taken to the emergency room.


Tony starred in Leave it to BeaverCredit: Getty
The star's wife says he has pneumonia


The star’s wife says he has pneumoniaCredit: Getty

His wife, Lauren Shulkind, told TMZ how her husband came back negative for every test but down to feeling so unwell he was taken to E.R.

She claims he waited in the E.R. for 24 hours before being checked in due to a shortage of hopsital bed as the Delta variant surges.

Speaking to the publication, she said: “On behalf of Tony and myself we thank you for your concern for him.”

Lauren said her hubby is “on the mend” and “doctors think he could be released within a week”.

Tony caught his big break when he had almost no acting experience.

The Hollywood-born lad was just a teen when he was cast as Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver.

He starred in the sit-com for six years, and went on to act in My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, The Greatest Show on Earth, Never Too Young, and on five episodes of Mr. Novak. 

From 1965 to 1968, Tony took a step back from the spotlight to serve in the National Guard.

Tony returned to the smaller screen to appear in Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys and more. 

It comes after Tony’s co-star Ken Osmond, who starred as Eddie Haskell on the popular sitcom and its sequel series, died in May 2020.

At the time, Variety reported that the star, who was also a retired policeman, was surrounded by family members when he passed.

According to TMZ, he died after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest.

Tony starred on the show for six years


Tony starred on the show for six yearsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Tony's co-star Ken died last year


Tony’s co-star Ken died last yearCredit: Getty


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