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 Tony Lee Dow

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Tony Lee Dow Famous memorial

Birth
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
27 Jul 2022 (aged 77)
Topanga, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
242024641 View Source

Actor, TV Director, and sculptor. Fondly remembered for playing 'Wally Cleaver' in the TV series "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963). Born Anthony Lee Dow, his father was a designer and general contractor. After the run of the original series "Leave it to Beaver" ended in 1963, he continued his television career with appearances on the programs "Dr. Kildare," " Lassie," "Adam-12," and many others. He revived his character 'Wally Cleaver" for the updated "The New Leave It to Beaver" (1983 to 1989) and beginning in the late 1980s, he turned to directing and had credits with "Harry and the Hendersons," "Coach," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He devoted much of his time to artistic endeavors including his handy work in the building of his beautiful home he called "Camp Dow." A long-time goal was always to return to sculpting. In the early 2000's Tony committed full time to his passion. His first work was created from burl wood found in the hills around his home. A friend and mentor, internationally recognized sculptor David Huenergardt, encouraged Tony to produce some of the pieces in bronze. His work was exhibited in an opening show at the DeBilzan Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

Actor, TV Director, and sculptor. Fondly remembered for playing 'Wally Cleaver' in the TV series "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963). Born Anthony Lee Dow, his father was a designer and general contractor. After the run of the original series "Leave it to Beaver" ended in 1963, he continued his television career with appearances on the programs "Dr. Kildare," " Lassie," "Adam-12," and many others. He revived his character 'Wally Cleaver" for the updated "The New Leave It to Beaver" (1983 to 1989) and beginning in the late 1980s, he turned to directing and had credits with "Harry and the Hendersons," "Coach," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He devoted much of his time to artistic endeavors including his handy work in the building of his beautiful home he called "Camp Dow." A long-time goal was always to return to sculpting. In the early 2000's Tony committed full time to his passion. His first work was created from burl wood found in the hills around his home. A friend and mentor, internationally recognized sculptor David Huenergardt, encouraged Tony to produce some of the pieces in bronze. His work was exhibited in an opening show at the DeBilzan Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 26 Jul 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 242024641
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/242024641/tony-lee-dow: accessed ), memorial page for Tony Lee Dow (13 Apr 1945–27 Jul 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 242024641, ; Maintained by Find a GraveBurial Details Unknown.