LEAVE IT TO BEAVER STAR DEAD
BEAVER star Frank Bank aka LUMPY Rutherford who reportedly broke hearts as an off-screen lothario dead one day after turning 71.
Beaver himself Jerry Mathers, now 64, broke the sad news via Facebook: "I was so sad to hear today of the passing of my dear friend and business associate Frank Bank, who played Lumpy on Leave it to Beaver. He was a character and always kept us laughing. My deepest condolences to Frank's family."
After Beaver was cancelled, Bank made rare TV appearances, including The Hollywood Squares, Family Feud and the 1983 TV movie Still The Beaver but made most of his income by working as a stockbroker.
According to his 1997 autobiography Call Me Lumpy, Bank claimed that, during the Beaver years, he lived a life of wine, women and song, claiming to have bedded a thousand women.
But Eddie Haskell's alter ego, actor and former LA cop Ken Osmond, was aghast.
"I never pictured Frank as being Don Juan," said Osmond. "But I never went on a date with him."