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Ken Osmond


Born - 7 June 1943, Glendale, California, USA
Died - 18 May 2020

Tall, faintly goofy-looking American juvenile actor with fair curly hair. 50 per cent of whose acting career was taken up by almost 200 episodes of the TV comedy series Leave It to Beaver, from 1957 to 1963, and The New Leave It to Beaver, seeing the cast as adults in the 1980s. He had begun as a child actor in such films as Plymouth Adventure (1952), So Big (1953), Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) and Everything But the Truth (1956). After adult credits in C'Mon, Let's Live a Little (1967) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), Osmond quit the acting profession and became a police detective, being wounded three times in the course of duty before retiring after 15 years. Returning to acting, he was quickly welcomed into The New Leave It to Beaver series and made a few more films: High School USA (1983), Dead Women in Lingerie (1991), Leave It to Beaver (1997, as the father of his original character) and CHARACTERz (2016), his last. Sandra Lee, his wife of over 50 years, survives him.