Frank Bank, Dead at 71

In MemoriumFrank Bank was 71. He was the actor best known for his role as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver.

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Antenna TV (available as subchannel 2.2 in Buffalo, as Over-the-Air) had already promoted a 40 episode marathon of Leave It to Beaver, for Sunday April 28th.
Typically that show is scheduled in lock-step with a few other black and white era family sitcoms. Unlike MeTv (and the non-commercial religous station TCT-Family during late night) Antenna's sitcoms are scheduled in hourly pairs rather than as singles.
Frank Bank portrayed his character well; Clarence was a favourite of mine. (I hope he got a share of the syndication money.) I've missed not finding him upon shows from later decades.

April 14, 2013 @ 10:08 AM


Learning something new.
A) The 6-year series was cancelled by CBS in its first season and switched broadcast networks to ABC.
B) A revival series, that also incl. Bank, ran for four years in the mid 1980s, on a pair of U.S. cable stations. A year's break resulted from being cancelled by Disney and later picked up again by TBS. I remember the preceding CBS 1983 reunion film.

April 14, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

Great Hall

Awesome show! I used to watch it every day, I think it was on CKVR. He will be missed!

April 14, 2013 @ 5:22 PM

Eddie H.

Didn't June Clever once say---- Ward- will you be talking to the the Beaver tonight.

April 16, 2013 @ 5:45 AM

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