The actor died at 76 on Monday at his L.A. home, surrounded by his family and loved ones, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's not clear if his death was related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and his family did not elaborate on the cause of death. His son, Eric, tells us, "He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father".
Ken Osmond - well-known for taking part in the smart-mouthed Eddie Haskell on the traditional '50s household TV sequence "Leave It To Beaver" - is useless ... He additionally guest-starred on a ton of standard TV reveals, together with "Lassie", "Wagon Train, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "The Loretta Young Show" and "Fury". He was a high school friend of Wally Cleaver, older brother of Theodore (The Beaver) Cleaver, and constantly trying to entice his friends into activities that would get them into trouble.
The Haskell role was supposed to be a simple guest appearance, but Ken knocked it outta the park and his character became a series mainstay over 6 seasons and 234 episodes. He was cast in the feature films "C'mon Let's Live a Little" and "With Six You Get Eggroll" but found himself typecast as "Eddie Haskell".
Young Ken Osmond Wikimedia Commons
In the intervening years, Osmond worked for the Los Angeles Police Department. He was shot multiple times during a foot chase in 1980 but was saved by both a protective vest and his belt buckle, off which the final bullet ricocheted. He would retire from the force in 1988.
Osmond and wife Sandra Purdy had two sons, Eric and Christian.
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