One of the best representatives of the American family in the 1950s was the Cleaver household, as portrayed on the iconic and classic television series, Leave It to Beaver. The Cleavers exemplified the idealized suburban family of the mid-20th century. The show, which ran from 1957 to 1963, was about an inquisitive and often naïve boy, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, and his adventures at home, school, and around his suburban neighborhood. The show also starred Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver’s parents, June and Ward Cleaver, and Tony Dow as Beaver’s brother Wally. The series was produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, who you may remember as the producers of The Munsters as well.
Joining me today is the star of Leave it to Beaver, Jerry Mathers! Jerry had some great stories to share about working on the show including acting, directing for television, and a personal triumph among other things! Check it out!
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