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April 15, 2013 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Frank Bank, who as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to "Beaver" Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy "Leave It to Beaver," died Saturday. He was 71. A spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles confirmed Bank's death but did not disclose where he died or the cause. Bank had a number of illnesses and was hospitalized recently in Rancho Mirage, said Jerry Mathers who played Beaver Cleaver in the popular series that ran from 1957 to 1963.
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December 1, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
Numerous streets will be closed Sunday for the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards. Buzz Aldrin, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow from "Leave it to Beaver," Richie Sambora, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, William Shatner and Kenny Loggins are scheduled to make appearance at the parade or a concert set for Sunday afternoon. In addition to street closures, the Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard exits of the 101 Freeway will be closed Sunday afternoon and evening.
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HEALTH
May 25, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brace yourselves: The Beav turns 50 on June 2. Jerry Mathers, of course, grew up as Beaver Cleaver on "Leave It to Beaver," which ran from 1957 to 1963. I was celebrating early with a sinful bear claw when Mathers checked in by phone from his home in Valencia. (Later that day, I gave Mathers a bottle of water while he was doing his photo shoot at the beach in Santa Monica. You'll understand about the water later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2013 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Frank Bank, who as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to "Beaver" Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy "Leave It to Beaver," died Saturday. He was 71. A spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles confirmed Bank's death but did not disclose where he died or the cause. Bank had a number of illnesses and was hospitalized recently in Rancho Mirage, said Jerry Mathers who played Beaver Cleaver in the popular series that ran from 1957 to 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The real-life mother of "Leave It To Beaver" and "Still the Beaver" star Jerry Mathers is urging citizens to protest against video stores that rent adult sex tapes in their neighborhoods. "People don't realize what they're selling in those innocent little video outlets," said Marilyn Mathers. Mathers began her antiporn crusade five years ago, when she learned video stores in her Tarzana neighborhood were renting adult sex tapes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jerry Mathers, best known as Beaver Cleaver in the classic late 1950s sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," is going to Broadway. He'll join the cast of "Hairspray" June 5 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Mathers will be playing Wilbur Turnblad, dad of exuberant teen Tracy Turnblad, in the long-running musical. "Hairspray," based on the cult John Waters movie set in 1960s Baltimore, concerns a teenager desperate to appear on a local TV dance show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2004
Eminem more influential than Buddy Holly ("They Just Like That Old Time Rock 'N' Roll," by Robert Hilburn, April 11)? Somehow I can't picture any future Weezer writing songs about looking like Eminem, or some singer-songwriter proclaiming that "the music died" when Eminem goes face down in a field of corn. Holly showed versatility, talent and originality. I have yet to see this from Mathers. For my money, Jerry Mathers had more talent than Marshall. Sure it's all speculation and opinion, but to come out in print and declare this is absurd to me. Ed Huerta Long Beach
BUSINESS
January 3, 1997 | GREG JOHNSON
When Jerry Mathers wanted career advice, he didn't simply leave it to Beaver. The star of the late-1950s television show has contracted with McInerney Management, a San Juan Capistrano-based public relations and personal management firm, to work on the upcoming 40th anniversary of the "Leave It to Beaver" show. As part of the 40th anniversary celebration in 1997, Mathers is writing an autobiography to be published by Putnam & Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
Numerous streets will be closed Sunday for the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards. Buzz Aldrin, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow from "Leave it to Beaver," Richie Sambora, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, William Shatner and Kenny Loggins are scheduled to make appearance at the parade or a concert set for Sunday afternoon. In addition to street closures, the Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard exits of the 101 Freeway will be closed Sunday afternoon and evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2004 | Steve Lopez
Last time I looked in on Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Shaun Mathers, he was refining a revolutionary crime-fighting technique at an abandoned Compton motel frequented by drug dealers, prostitutes and squatters. Mathers took a little white tube of something called Skunk Shot, squeezed it, and out came a disgusting, horrible-smelling ooze. I can testify that it was foul enough to drive away miscreants, curl your hair and gag a horse.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jerry Mathers, best known as Beaver Cleaver in the classic late 1950s sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," is going to Broadway. He'll join the cast of "Hairspray" June 5 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Mathers will be playing Wilbur Turnblad, dad of exuberant teen Tracy Turnblad, in the long-running musical. "Hairspray," based on the cult John Waters movie set in 1960s Baltimore, concerns a teenager desperate to appear on a local TV dance show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2004 | Steve Lopez
Last time I looked in on Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Shaun Mathers, he was refining a revolutionary crime-fighting technique at an abandoned Compton motel frequented by drug dealers, prostitutes and squatters. Mathers took a little white tube of something called Skunk Shot, squeezed it, and out came a disgusting, horrible-smelling ooze. I can testify that it was foul enough to drive away miscreants, curl your hair and gag a horse.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2004
Eminem more influential than Buddy Holly ("They Just Like That Old Time Rock 'N' Roll," by Robert Hilburn, April 11)? Somehow I can't picture any future Weezer writing songs about looking like Eminem, or some singer-songwriter proclaiming that "the music died" when Eminem goes face down in a field of corn. Holly showed versatility, talent and originality. I have yet to see this from Mathers. For my money, Jerry Mathers had more talent than Marshall. Sure it's all speculation and opinion, but to come out in print and declare this is absurd to me. Ed Huerta Long Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The childhood star of "Leave It to Beaver" will appear Sunday at the Rhino Records Retrofest at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Disney Days: My daughters Merci, 17, and Gretchen, 13, come out here from Indiana in the summer, Christmas and spring break, so for a special weekend we go down to Disneyland. To keep the kids from getting really tired, we go to the Disneyland Hotel the night before, then go to the park, and stay at the hotel for a second night.
HEALTH
May 25, 1998 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brace yourselves: The Beav turns 50 on June 2. Jerry Mathers, of course, grew up as Beaver Cleaver on "Leave It to Beaver," which ran from 1957 to 1963. I was celebrating early with a sinful bear claw when Mathers checked in by phone from his home in Valencia. (Later that day, I gave Mathers a bottle of water while he was doing his photo shoot at the beach in Santa Monica. You'll understand about the water later.
NEWS
March 15, 1998 | IRENE LACHER
You've heard of four-car garages? How about a four-oven kitchen? In the land of one-is-not-enough, Jackie Collins is cooking with, as the expression goes, gas. Oh, yes. She also has three marble-topped islands. And why would anyone need a personal bushel of appliances and surfaces? For Christmas lunch, of course, when the renaissance author cooks for 40 revelers.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1995 | JAMES BATES
Following in the footsteps of such sports greats as Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Joe Montana comes . . . Jerry Mathers. The 47-year-old former child TV star, who played Theodore (Beaver) Cleaver in the 1950s classic "Leave It to Beaver," in August will launch the "Leave It to Beaver" collection with New Jersey sports collectibles specialist Gartlan USA. Mathers is believed to be the first TV celebrity to be involved in such a project, which to date have almost all involved sports stars.
NEWS
March 15, 1998 | IRENE LACHER
You've heard of four-car garages? How about a four-oven kitchen? In the land of one-is-not-enough, Jackie Collins is cooking with, as the expression goes, gas. Oh, yes. She also has three marble-topped islands. And why would anyone need a personal bushel of appliances and surfaces? For Christmas lunch, of course, when the renaissance author cooks for 40 revelers.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1997 | GREG JOHNSON
When Jerry Mathers wanted career advice, he didn't simply leave it to Beaver. The star of the late-1950s television show has contracted with McInerney Management, a San Juan Capistrano-based public relations and personal management firm, to work on the upcoming 40th anniversary of the "Leave It to Beaver" show. As part of the 40th anniversary celebration in 1997, Mathers is writing an autobiography to be published by Putnam & Co.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1995 | JAMES BATES
Following in the footsteps of such sports greats as Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Joe Montana comes . . . Jerry Mathers. The 47-year-old former child TV star, who played Theodore (Beaver) Cleaver in the 1950s classic "Leave It to Beaver," in August will launch the "Leave It to Beaver" collection with New Jersey sports collectibles specialist Gartlan USA. Mathers is believed to be the first TV celebrity to be involved in such a project, which to date have almost all involved sports stars.
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