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"The Day the Beaver Died" - Author
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Steven Talbot | Steve Talbot
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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In 1968, Steve was speaking at a town meeting in Connecticut against the Vietnam war, along with other SDS members and some Black Panthers. Someone in the audience asked, "Hey weren't you Gilbert on "Leave it to Beaver"? As Steve recalled, "All heads onstage turned to stare at me. One Panther from Newark lowered his shades to get a better look. I felt like an impostor - an alleged college radical...
At the age of 9, after begging his reluctant parents to let him act, Steve made his professional debut in 1958, starring in "Admiral in an Outboard," an "industrial" film that was essentially an extended commercial for motorboats shot in Chicago and on Lake Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A young model, Pepe Wonso, played Steve's older sister. Changing her name to Pamela Tiffin, the beautiful young actress ...