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The 60 Greatest TV Families of All Time

The Brady Bunch

Family ties bind us. We invite TV dynasties into the middle of our full houses (upstairs, downstairs) for happy days and good times. Watching married-with-children characters one day at a time becomes an all-in-the-family affair for the wonder years and brings about home improvement. That's why modern families matter and can take us to seventh heaven.

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Leave It to Beaver Star Frank Bank Dies at 71

Frank Bank

Frank Bank, who played Wally's dimwitted sidekick Lumpy on Leave It to Beaver, died Saturday, The Los Angeles Times reports. He was 71.

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Tom Bosley, Mr. C on Happy Days, Dies at 83

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley, who played the gruff but lovable Mr. C on Happy Days, and whose stable demeanor made him one of TV's ultimate father figures, has died. He was 83.

Bosley had been battling lung cancer but died of heart failure at his home in Palm Springs, Calif., early Tuesday, his agent, Sheryl Abrams,
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Bosley's Happy Days character, Howard Cunningham, was constantly distracted from... read more

Leave It to Beaver's Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94

Barbara Billingsley

Barbara Billingsley, best known as Leave It to Beaver's picture-perfect matriarch June Cleaver, has died. She was 94.

Billingsley died early Saturday at ...
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A Nifty '50s Wedding for The Young and the Restless

Elinor Donahue

The Young and the Restless will go 1950s retro for the September 8 wedding of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and Billy Abbott (recent Emmy winner Billy Miller). The star-crossed lovers, both of whom suffer from major daddy issues, ironically cemented their relationship last July while watching a Father Knows Best marathon on TV... read more

What Were the Top TV Shows from the '50s?

I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver

Thanksgiving always makes us feel nostalgic for '50s TV — maybe because of all those Twilight Zone marathons we watched growing up. So we were psyched to find AOL's list of the best '50s TV shows. With everything from Leave it to Beaver to Dobie Gillis, all of our favorites are here.

So we want to know... read more

Leave It to Beaver Star's Art Hits the Louvre

Tony Dow

Wally Cleaver might have lettered in three sports, but his real-life alter ego is having his art honored in amazing fashion.

Leave it to Beaver star Tony Dow will have one of his abstract sculptures on display at the Louvre, the Associated Press reports. Dow's work ... read more

Vanessa Hudgens, Beaver and More Legal Briefs

Vanessa Hudgens by Kevin Parry/WireImage.com

High School Musical starlet Vanessa Hudgens is being sued by her former lawyer, Brian Schall, who claims that out of the five percent of the $5 million she has earned since he came onboard in October 2005, he still has $150,000 due him. Per the AP, Hudgens' rep has yet to comment on the legal action.... Ken Osmond, aka Leave It to Beaver's Eddie Haskell, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit seeking unpaid royalties form the Screen Actors Guild. Now a retired police officer, Osmond contends that the union has collected $8 million-plus in foreign residuals, but has yet to pass on the coinage to its members. SAG's general counsel tells the Reporter he has not seen the complaint, and thus has no comment. read more

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Premiered: October 02, 1958, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: The clean-cut 1950s sitcom, about young `Beaver' Cleaver, his brother Wally and their folks was a family favorite over its six-year run. Unlike most other sitcoms of that innocent era, the stories were told from the kids' point of view, with their stalwart parents always on hand to get them out of jams and give practical advice. In the '80s, the Beav and company enjoyed a comeback in a syndicated show, `The New Leave It to Beaver,' starring many from the original cast.

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