Obituary of Tony Dow

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Tony Dow

Mr. Tony Dow (born April 13th, 1945 as "Tony Lee Dow") died quietly in his Topanga, California home while under hospice care on July 27th, 2022 with his family nearby. His cause of death was due to liver cancer. He was 77 years old when he passed.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife Lauren Shulkind, his children, son Christopher T. Dow as well as his favorite goldfish, Donald. He was predeceased by his parents, Muriel Virginia Dow and John Stevens Dow, Jr.

Before he retired, Tony was a TV Actor who was best known for his role as Wallace "Wally" Cleaver on the iconic 1950-1960s American TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver".

When he was not working as a TV Actor, Tony was known for sculpting and he would spend ages most months perfecting his craft. Mr. Dow (also known as Wally Cleaver) also spent a lot of time managing his fan mail. Ever since he was a boy in Hollywood, many remember Tony as a jerk with distressing books that annoyed everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a heartfelt donation to the Heart Foundation in Tony's honor.

A internment is scheduled for some time in the future.



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Tony Dow Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Dow, Tony
    • Common Name: Tony Dow
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, California, United States
    • Birth Date: April 13, 1945
    • Age: 77 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Wally Cleaver, Anthony Dow
    • Occupations:
    Leave It to Beaver Tony Dow 1961
    Tony on Wikipedia
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Oreo Cookies
    • Favorite Color: Mint Green (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Tony's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Tony Lee Dow
    • Father: John Stevens Dow, Jr. (1908–1987)
    • Mother: Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Carol M. Marlow (married 1973-divorced 1978)
      • Lauren Shulkind (married 1980-2022, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Christopher T. Dow (born 26 March 1973)
    • Daughter(s):
      • one

Death Notice:

  • Date: July 27 2022 at age 77
  • Place: Topanga, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

Category Tags:

TV ActorTV Director American Born on April 13th Born in 1945 Born in California Died in 2022 Died at age 77 Died from Liver Cancer

Quotable Quotes:

"Dow starred alongside Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont and Ken Osmond in "Leave it to Beaver"."

"I was a little frustrated that when I’d go for parts, a lot of the time I wouldn’t get them because I was too linked with the Wally persona. (USA Today)"

"If I didn't have nice hair I think I would die."

"Tony, in addition to being a television actor, is an American film producer, director and sculptor."

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy."

"Tony Dow was a loving husband, father and friend to many. He was also a keen musician and innovator in the music industry. (V)"

"Tony Dow was a talented actor and director who left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry through his iconic role in "Leave It to Beaver" and his continued contributions to film and television. (V)"

Is Mr. Tony Dow still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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Related Links:

Tony Dow on Wikipedia.org
Tony Dow at IMDB

Community Comments:

Elva Alt Hartlieb: RIP Tony Dow “Gone but not forgotten “ Condolence to his family.


Celebrity Obit Rating: 4 Stars
Wiki Page Updated: 2023-12-24 00:43:03
Author: Stan
Confirmation: Tony Dow on Wikipedia


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