'Leave It To Beaver' star Tony Dow hospitalized with pneumonia: verslag doen

Die akteur, director and sculptor is perhaps best known for playing the older brother character, Wally Cleaver, in 234 episodes of the sitcom’s run from 1957 aan 1963. That’s why many fans took notice when TMZ reported that he had been taken to the emergency room on Thursday.

Sy vrou, Lauren, told the outlet that his illness was not related to the coronavirus. In werklikheid, he was reportedly tested several times at the hospital and each one came back negative. Egter, that doesn’t mean that his illness isn’t being exacerbated by the pandemic.

Lauren explained that Tony was in an emergency room bed for a full 24 hours before he was able to get a regular hospital bed and begin getting treated properly for his pneumonia. The reason for the delay was the fact that the hospital he was in, like many throughout the country, was experiencing a shortage of beds as more and more patients come in requiring hospitalization as a result of the Delta variant of COVID-19.


Tony Dow co-starred in ‘Leave It To Beaver’ for 234 episodes.

Tony Dow co-starred in ‘Leave It To Beaver’ for 234 episodes. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

As of Friday morning, die nuwe coronavirus has infected more than 214,647,607 people across 192 lande en gebiede, wat ten minste tot gevolg het 4,474,716 sterftes. In die VSA., almal 50 state plus die District of Columbia het bevestigde gevalle van COVID-19 gerapporteer, meer as 38,384,595 siektes en ten minste 633,566 sterftes.

Gelukkig, Lauren says that as long as Dow is able to avoid contracting the virus, doctors are optimistic that he’s on the mend and could return home sometime within the week.

Representatives for Dow did not immediately respond to Fox News’ versoek om kommentaar.


After starring in the feel-good family sitcom, Dow kept busy in Hollywood making guest appearances on a variety of TV shows. Then in the ‘80s, he launched a career in directing and producing that continued for 20 jare. It was the early 2000’s when he began pursuing his childhood love of art and created designs produced from burlwood.


‘Leave It To Beaver’ star Tony Dow has reportedly been hospitalized.

‘Leave It To Beaver’ star Tony Dow has reportedly been hospitalized. (Getty Images)

Speaking to Fox News in 2019, he noted that his time onLeave It To Beaveroften brings up fonder memories for fans than it does for him. Although he’s grateful for the project, hy was 11 years old when he was initially discovered as an actor. Op daardie stadium, he wasn’t even allowed to watchLeave It To Beaver.

They actually asked our parents not to let us watch the show on TV so we wouldn’t get a big head. So there are probably some episodes that I haven’t seen yet… And there was no swearing on set at all, not even from the crew. They wanted to keep it as family-friendly as possible at all times,” verduidelik hy.

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