Screen Shot 2020-05-18 at 3.16.44 PM

Many of us remember the sitcom  “Leave It To Beaver” from our early days (October 4, 1957, to 1958 and on ABC from 1958 to 1963).  And who could forget that sly, manipulative and sneaky no-goodnick Eddie Haskell, always sucking up to Mrs. Cleaver — “You look awfully beautiful today, Mrs. Cleaver…”

Eddie Haskell was the smart-mouthed best-friend of WallyCleaver. The character, played in the original series by Ken Osmond , has become a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for insincere sycophants .”

Ken Osmond, the actor who portrayed him, has passed away. The Wrap has the story.