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Ken Osmond Dead - 'Leave It to Beaver' Star's Obituary

Ken Osmond Dead - 'Leave It to Beaver' Star's Obituary”

Ken Osmond, who was best known for his role as Eddie Haskell on the comedy series "Leave It to Beaver", has died, Fox News can confirm.

The actor died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by loved ones and family. He had his family gathered around him when he passed. His son, Eric, tells us, "He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father". The cause of death is unknown.

Leave It to Beaver was not a big hit during its initial 1957-63 run.

However, Ken played the role so well, he became a crucial part of the series.

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In 1957, Osmond auditioned for the Eddie Haskell role, which was originally meant to be a guest appearance, but those involved with the show were so impressed with Osmond's portrayal that the character became a key component of the series throughout its six-season run of 234 episodes. He also appeared in Lassie, Wagon Train, and other television shows. As you know, Ken's portrayal of Eddie was iconic.

The Haskell character was a troublemaking friend of Wally Cleaver, Beaver's older brother.

The actor revisited his most famous role frequently over the years in the many subsequent iterations of the show, most notably Still the Beaver, which ran from 1983-1989.

In 1980, he was shot three times by a suspected vehicle thief effectively ending his career with the police.



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