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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
4 October 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 119)

Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver (235 episodes, 1957-1963)

Jerry Mathers ... Theodore Cleaver (235 episodes, 1957-1963)

Hugh Beaumont ... Ward Cleaver (234 episodes, 1957-1963)

Tony Dow ... Wally Cleaver (234 episodes, 1957-1963)

Ken Osmond ... Eddie Haskell (96 episodes, 1957-1963)
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Series Directed by
Norman Tokar (93 episodes, 1957-1960)
David Butler (58 episodes, 1959-1963)
Norman Abbott (43 episodes, 1960-1962)
Hugh Beaumont (23 episodes, 1960-1963)
Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
Gene Reynolds (3 episodes, 1960)
Charles F. Haas (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Anton Leader (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jeffrey Hayden (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe Connelly (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Bob Mosher (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Dick Conway (72 episodes, 1958-1963)
Roland MacLane (72 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bob Ross (13 episodes, 1958-1962)
George Tibbles (12 episodes, 1958-1961)
Katherine Albert (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Dale Eunson (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Mathilde Ferro (10 episodes, 1959-1963)
Theodore Ferro (10 episodes, 1959-1963)
Joseph Hoffman (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bill Manhoff (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mel Diamond (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ben Gershman (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Fran Van Hartsveldt (3 episodes, 1958)
Phil Leslie (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Whedon (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Richard Baer (2 episodes, 1958)
Ed James (2 episodes, 1958)
Arthur Kober (2 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth A. Enochs (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Wilton Schiller (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Lou Breslow (2 episodes, 1961)
Allan Manings (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Hugh Beaumont (1 episode, 1959)

Series Produced by
Joe Connelly .... producer (234 episodes, 1957-1963)
Bob Mosher .... producer (234 episodes, 1957-1963)
Dan Nathan .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Rugolo (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Paul J. Smith (26 episodes, 1962-1963)

Dave Kahn (unknown episodes)
Joseph Weiss (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mack Stengler (142 episodes, 1958-1962)
Jack MacKenzie (42 episodes, 1962-1963)
William A. Sickner (38 episodes, 1957-1959)
Fred Mandl (6 episodes, 1962)
Ray Rennahan (3 episodes, 1958)
Ray Flin (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Seiter (111 episodes, 1959-1963)
Richard Belding (90 episodes, 1957-1960)
Eugene Pendleton (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marsh Hendry (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Roy V. Livingston (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Stanford Tischler (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Danny B. Landres (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bud S. Isaacs (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Meehan (159 episodes, 1957-1962)
Frank Arrigo (24 episodes, 1962-1963)
Alexander A. Mayer (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
John J. Lloyd (12 episodes, 1958-1963)
George Patrick (5 episodes, 1958-1963)
Arthur Lonergan (5 episodes, 1960)
Howard E. Johnson (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russell Kimball (3 episodes, 1963)
Loyd S. Papez (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (111 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ralph Sylos (104 episodes, 1957-1963)
James Redd (85 episodes, 1958-1963)
James M. Walters Sr. (14 episodes, 1958-1963)
Perry Murdock (13 episodes, 1961-1963)
Julia Heron (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
George Milo (5 episodes, 1957)
Robert C. Bradfield (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Glen Daniels (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Costume Design by
De De Johnson (1 episode, 1960)

Constance Edney (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (227 episodes, 1957-1963)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director / first assistant director (193 episodes, 1958-1963)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1958)
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Pommer .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957)
James H. Brown .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Fox .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound (171 episodes, 1958-1963)
Sam Caylor .... sound effects editor (56 episodes, 1961-1962)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (41 episodes, 1957-1958)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (7 episodes, 1958-1963)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lyle Cain .... sound (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Howard Fogetti .... sound (2 episodes, 1960)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nels Mathias .... key grip (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
De De Johnson .... dresses: Miss Billingsley (18 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head / editorial supervisor (128 episodes, 1960-1963)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (107 episodes, 1957-1960)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Wadsworth .... music supervisor (66 episodes, 1960-1962)
Michael F. Johnson .... music supervisor (50 episodes, 1959-1960)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (43 episodes, 1957-1963)
Frederick Herbert .... music supervisor (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Morriss .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Mort Greene .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Melvyn Lenard .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1960)
 

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30 min | USA:30 min (234 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Hugh Beaumont held a Master of Theology degree from the University of Southern California and was an ordained minister.See more »
Quotes:
[Richard has lost the three dollars his mother gave him to have the families laundry washed]
Richard Rickover:I wish I was young enough to cry.
Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver:Yeah, now the only place you can cry is in the movies where it's dark.
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On what network[s] did Leave It To Beaver air?
Why does everyone call Theodore Cleaver "the Beaver"?
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49 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
The Serious Side of Beaver, 4 June 2005
Author: Florida2 from Fort Lauderdale

During a recent TVLand "Top 10 Characters You Love To Hate" special, a well-known (under 40) female actress was quoted as saying that she believed sneaky Eddie Haskell to be the only character in the show that she remembered for resembling "a real person".

Though I'll agree that Ward and June might come across at times as being unrealistically conservative (for example, their sitting at home in their Sunday best for no reason) her comment was something I found hard to understand, since, Beaver was known to be the first show of it's kind to explore such teen issues as, alcoholism, divorce, and troubled teens.

It seems that many viewers also do not understand the significance of Ward's frequent reference (often shown as his sad remembrance) to his own harsh encounters with his strict Father, who made a point of "taking him out to the woodshed" to let Ward know "just what his Father meant", and how Ward, as a Father himself, deciding that he would not do the same when teaching his own sons right from wrong.

While the conservative side of the show might be a bit too much for some, in the end there is nothing wrong with that behavior either - it's a far better lifestyle than what we see in today's world, where parents sometimes see their children as a liability rather than a blessing.

Those who regularly watch Beaver know that while the corn does sometimes grow high in Mayfield, the trueness of the show's stories is what makes Beaver the timeless show that many still enjoy almost a half century after it's debut.

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