Leave It to Beaver: Frank Bank Dies; So Long Lumpy Rutherford

Actor Frank Bank died this morning, one day after he turned 71. Today is his friend and former co-star Tony Dow's 68th birthday. (The photo above, from Jerry Mathers' Facebook page, was taken in June 2012 and shows co-stars Ken Osmond, Bank, Dow, and Mathers.)

Bank was primarily know for his role as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the Leave It to Beaver sitcom in the 1950s and 60s. He reprised his role as Wally Cleaver's friend in the Still the Beaver TV movie and the 1980s sequel series, The New Leave It to Beaver, joining most of the original sitcom's surviving cast.

Bank made a brief cameo in the 1997 film Leave It to Beaver as "Frank."

In addition to Beaver, Bank appeared on several 1950s and 60s TV shows and also played comic book character Archie Andrews in the Life
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