Tony Dow Still Alive, Despite Statement From His Management Saying He Died.. Tony Dow, the actor and director best known for playing Wally Cleaver in the iconic series “Leave It to Beaver,” is still alive, his family said, despite a statement from his management team Tuesday saying he had died.
The New York Times has reported that the statement Dow’s representatives released to Facebook was inaccurate and he is still alive.
The family’s most recent Facebook message, from his son Christopher Dow, reads, “This is a difficult time. Dad is at home, under hospice care, and in his last hours. My wife and I are by his side along with many friends that have visited. He has a fighting heart.”
Dow was born in Hollywood, California.