For those of us who loved "Leave It to Beaver" (even if for people like me it was in reruns) this is a sad loss. Frank Bank, who played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford, passed away on Saturday at 71.
After “…Beaver” ended, Bank became a bond broker and helped some of the cast with the money they made on the series and beyond.
Jerry Mathers, who played "Beaver" wrote on his Facebook page, "I was so sad to hear today of the passing of my dear friend and business associate Frank Bank, who played Lumpy on 'Leave it to Beaver.' He was a character and always kept us laughing. My deepest condolences to Frank's family."
Here’s the news story in his passing [Click here]
Here’s Lumpy being Lumpy
Here’s one of the fun things he did in later years, associated with his character on the show.
I've been in radio since 1981, starting on Cape Cod, and in Boston, Massachusetts where I grew up. (when The Sox and Patriots both broke everyone's hearts, and the Celtics ruled. Funny how things change.)
After 3 years in Las Vegas in the late 80's, early 90's I was looking for work and luckily found myself here in Cleveland in 1991, through some mutual radio friends. I got to play the hits as Jammin 92's Night guy until 1999, and met Britney Spears back when she wasn't making people gag.
After watching my former company screw up the Jammin' Oldies thing for a couple of years, I came to Majic in 2001, the best decision I ever made!