Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) 1943-2020

Ken Osmond who portrayed Eddie Haskell on “Leave It To Beaver” has passed away at age 76. I grew up watching this show after school in syndication in the late 70s.

After watching it again as an adult…I see that it was a well-written show from a child’s point of view. Ken Osmond played Eddie Haskell…who was the pot-stirrer on the show and he was needed. He kept it from becoming too sweet…plus we all know an Eddie Haskell or two.

RIP Ken Osmond.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ken-osmond-dead-mischievous-eddie-haskell-leave-it-beaver-was-76-1246683

 

 

 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

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32 thoughts on “Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) 1943-2020”

  1. Wow. Tough to hear he’s died, but also odd to hear that he was only 76?! Eddie Haskell, as a character and an archetype, has been around for so long. There are still people in the world who understand the adjective, Eddie Haskell-ish. Iconic character.

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    1. He really balanced that show out…that show needed an Eddie Haskell… We all know more than one.
      Yes there are some around that still know that.

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  2. I watch the show nearly every weekday morning- it holds up well and I always enjoyed the Eddie Haskell character- he played it well. RIP.

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    1. Yes he did… that is great.

      I saw one the other day that it shocked me quite a bit.
      Eddie tells June that he is allergic to mayonnaise. Well he then pisses her off and she loads his sandwich with mayonnaise! It shocked me but I thought…well Mrs. Cleaver doesn’t take crap.

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  3. I liked everybody–yes, even Eddie–on Leave it to Beaver except for Beaver. He was just too squishy. Somehow, he was squishier than Lumpy. Lump was just…well, Lumpy. Beaver was squishier than Whitey and Whitey was lumpy.
    It was a good show. Well written. June and Ward represented a traditional family without being sickeningly wholesome. June actually had a backbone and Ward sometimes helped in the kitchen! Amazing!

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    1. Squishy!
      Beaver was ok when he was a small child but he was awkward when he became a teenager…more than usual. Wally was THE brother you would want to have. Lumpy…you had to feel for Lumpy…slow on the uptake.
      The one kid I didn’t like was Gilbert…but I really liked Larry.

      Eddie had to be there…he balanced the show to me. You had to have bad with all of the good.

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      1. When he left Gilbert came aboard. Out of all of them…Whitey is the one with a very sad story afterward in real life.
        I was surprised when I saw Tim Matheson on there as a kid.

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      2. Stephen Talbot…. you would know him when you see him. You know I’m going to try to paste an image into comments…sorry for the attempt if it doesn’t succeed.

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      3. No on a website…no I didn’t think it would link to my computer…I could have uploaded it to media I guess

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      4. Yeah. You gotta be careful with that stuff. I am forever harvesting things and some stuff out there are echoes, meaning, search engines hold pix that came from sites that have removed them. It’s hard to link to an echo.

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