‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Ken Osmond Dead at 76

‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Ken Osmond Dead at 76

‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Ken Osmond Dead at 76

Ken Osmond, best known for his role as the troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the television comedy Leave It to Beaver, died on Monday morning.

Per our sister site Variety, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1970.

"He had his family gathered around him when he passed", Eric Osmond said.

"He was loved and will be very missed", the statement added, according to Variety.

Ken started his performing profession when he was exclusively 9 years outdated, however he received his massive break in 1957 when he was forged as Eddie Haskell on "Beaver" reverse Jerry Mathers, who performed the title character. Eddie was always getting other kids in trouble and was the friend of Wally Cleaver, Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver's older brother.

In the show's original 1957 pilot, which resurfaced three decades later, the Haskell-type character was named Frankie and was played by future SNL, The Simpsons and This Is Spinal Tap actor Harry Shearer.

Osmond originated the role of smart-aleck-next-door Eddie on the CBS sitcom and played him for the show's entire, six-season run.

Osmond also reprised his role of Eddie in a sequel of "Leave It to Beaver" called "The New Leave It to Beaver". "It's a death sentence", Osmond told radio host Stu Stoshak in a 2008 interview on "Stu's Show".

He returned to acting in 1983 for the "Leave It to Beaver" revival.

Osmond is survived by his wife, Sandra, and two sons: Eric and Christian. "In 1968, I bought my first house, in '69 I got married, and we were going to start a family and I needed a job, so I went out and signed up for the LAPD".

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