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Wally Cleaver to have his work shown at the Louvre

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 11th 2008 3:22PM
Tony DowI was going to title this post "Louvre it to Beaver," but a quick check showed that 98% of the people doing the story on the web had already thought of that title. Everything moves so quickly these days.

Tony Dow, who played Beaver's older brother Wally Cleaver on the classic series Leave it to Beaver, is also an artist, and he's going to have one of his sculptures shown at the famed Paris museum The Louvre. It's an abstract sculpture titled "Unarmed Warrior."

Dow doesn't act much anymore, but he was busy behind the scenes of TV shows and movies while doing his artwork. He directed episodes of such shows as Deep Space Nine, Coach, Crusade, Get A Life, Swamp Thing, and Cover Me. He also did visual effects for the Doctor Who TV movie in the 90s, as well as Babylon 5.

So Dow didn't die from eating Pop Rocks, become a porn star, or end up dying in Vietnam, rumors which swirled around his Beaver costars and aren't true.

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i dunno, stillbash, if you're an artist and your work is selected to be shown in the louvre... pretty much the pinnacle of an artistic career right there.

congrats, wally!

November 11 2008 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hm. I was at the Louvre four weeks ago and they currently re-model their "chairs from the 1700s" section.

That museum is ginormous. If you ask me a contemporary sculpture by anybody has as much right to be put into a room there as some chairs nobody famous ever sat in and which only stand there to collect dust.

Besides, there are dozens of museums in Paris and in the world so kudos to him but it's not that special if you ask me. Maybe it's more special that he didn't do some of the stuff you mentioned are rumored :-)

November 11 2008 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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