On This Day, October 4,1957 – “Leave it to Beaver” Debuted on CBS-TV.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 65 years since “Leave it to Beaver” first aired on TV. The beloved sitcom follows the life of young Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver played by Jerry Mathers and his brother Wally played Tony Dow and their parents, June and Ward. Starring Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver’s parents.   Memorable characters included – Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell, Wally’s mischievous, two-faced best friend. Rusty Stevens as Larry Mondello, Beaver’s apple-eating best friend. Stephen Talbot as Gilbert Bates (Gilbert Gates in first appearance), Beaver’s classmate and…

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