(PatrioticPost.com)- Tony Dow, the actor best known for his role playing Wally Cleaver on “Leave It To Beaver” between 1957 and 1963, is reportedly in the hospital and being treated for pneumonia. The news was first published by pop culture magazine TMZ who spoke with the 76-year-old former child actor’s wife.
Lauren Shulkind said that her husband has tested negative for the Chinese coronavirus at least five times after he was taken to the emergency room on Thursday evening, and that he is suffering only from pneumonia. However, because of a shortage of hospital beds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dow reportedly spent 24 hours waiting in the emergency room.
In a statement, Shulkind said that she is grateful for the concern of his fans.
The couple have been married for 41 years, and got together after he divorced Carol Marlow, his first wife.
Dow was born in Hollywood and was given the role of Wally Cleaver after attending a casting call, despite having no experience acting. After spending six years on the show he went on to have a successful acting career, appearing in a number of television shows including Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak, Never Too Young, and My Three Sons.
Incredibly, he took a break from acting and served in the National Guard between 1965 and 1968, before returning to television acting and later appearing in Knight Rider and The Hardy Boys, among a number of other well-known shows.
We’re sure you will all join us in wishing Dow the very best in his recovery.