Ken Osmond dead: How did Ken Osmond die? Cause of death
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Ken Osmond who played Eddie Haskell in Leave It to Beaver has died at the age of 76. According to Variety, Osmond is said to have died surrounded by his family.
His son Eric in a statement said: “He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father,
“He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed.”
At this time the actor’s death is currently unknown.
Express.co.uk will update this page when more information is available.
Ken Osmond dead: Leave It to Beaver and Lassie star dies aged 76
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Who is Ken Osmond?
Osmond was born in 1943 in Glendale, California.
His acting career started as a child and later went on to have his first speaking part in the film So Big in 1953.
He went on to become well known for his role as Eddie Haskell in the sitcom Leave It to Beaver where he played the best friend of Wally Cleaver.
Initially, Osmands character was only meant as a guest appearance in the show, but with those involved within the show being impressed with his portrayal of the role he later became a permanent fixture of the show.
Osmond still pursued his acting career after the series ended with him appearing in ‘Petticoat Junction’ and ‘C’mon, Let’s Live a Little.’
In 1970 he later went on to join the Los Angeles Police Department.
During his role, it was reported that he was shot in a chase with a suspected car thief in 1980 but was protected by his bulletproof vest.
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It was reported that Osmond later retired in the late eighties.
Osmond also reprised his role of Eddie in a sequel of ‘Leave It to Beaver’ called ‘The New Leave It to Beaver’.
Ken was married to wife Sandra and they had two sons together called Eric and Christian.
In 2008 Kenn told radio host Stu Shostak how he felt typecast after his role as Eddie.
Ken said: ”I was very much typecast. It’s a death sentence. In Hollywood, you get typecast. I’m not complaining because Eddie’s been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by.”
He went on to talk about how after Leave It to Beaver was cancelled he needed to find a job to provide for his family.
He added: “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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