Monday, June 28, 2010
Leave it to Beaver.
The cast of 'Leave It To Beaver' reunites at the Paley Center
On June 21, the Paley Center in Los Angeles featured "Leave It to Beaver: TV's Favorite Family," with appearances by Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell), Frank Bank (Lumpy Rutherford), Tony Dow (Wally Cleaver) and Jerry Mathers (Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver). The evening was to celebrate the complete "Leave It To Beaver" series coming out on DVD June 29 from Shout Factory.
Mathers said he knew each day he was going home to his real family, but the cast was like a family, too. Dow recalled how they tried to track down Rusty Stevens, who played Larry Mondello, for a TV movie. a detective found the house he lived in in New Jersey. The detective knocked at the door and asked if this was the house where Stevens lived. The woman at the door said yes. He asked if this Stevens was the person who played Larry Mondello. The woman said she had no idea. He had never told his wife he'd been on the show.