LEAVE It to Beaver Tony Dow married his wife, Lauren Shulkind, in 1980.
The two lovebirds have been married for 42 years and keep their personal lives rather private.
Lauren Shulkind and actor Tony Dow got married in 1980Getty Images
Who is Tony Dow’s wife Lauren Shulkind?
Lauren Shulkind is a mosaic artist who gained some fame after linking with her husband Tony Dow in 1980.
She does not share much of her life and keeps her life fairly private.
The 75-year-old wife was born in New York in 1947 and met Dow in Kansas City in 1978.
Shulkind posted on Facebook regarding Dow’s health on May 5.
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“On June 16th, 1980 we were married in Laguna Beach among the hermit crabs and tide pools. 42 years ago!” posted Shulkind on Dow’s Facebook.
“Now we’re having health challenges. Do keep Tony in your thoughts. He has another Immunotherapy infusion this coming week. Hugs and kisses. Lauren and Tony.”
Sulkind mistakenly reported that Dow died on the morning of July 26, but announced later that it was an error, as reported by Deadline.
“Tony Dow is still alive,” reports Los Angeles ABC reporter George Pennacchio.
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“I had a conversation with his wife, Lauren. She is understandably distraught and grief-stricken about what’s been going on with Tony’s health battle these past months.
“He’s been in hospice care at their home, and based on some health issues overnight, Lauren inferred that Tony had passed away to some people close to her and the word quickly spread.
“Lauren admits she’s been ‘a little fuzzy’ these days – understandable.
“She told me she now feels ‘foolish’ about what has transpired since his death has been reported around the world,” continued Pennacchio.
Was Tony Dow married before?
Dow was married to Carol Marlow from 1969 to 1980 before marrying Shulkind.
Dow has one son with Marlow named Christopher Dow, who was born on March 26, 1973.
Who is Tony Dow?
Tony Dow is an American actor, producer, director, and sculptor.
He rose to fame after his appearance on Leave It to Beaver which aired from 1957 to 1963.
He portrayed the role of Wally Cleaver in the iconic show and actually began his career without much acting experience.
Dow is currently receiving hospice care at his home and shared his progress on Facebook back in May.
“Hi Guys … how are you all doing? As you probably know I’ve had some health issues recently and I wanted to keep you up-to-date.
“I’m beginning Immunotherapy and it seems to be working,” shared Dow.
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“I can now get up and walk without assistance and feel improvement every day. I have a big day coming up on the 31st with the doctor and am hoping for a good report.
“Enough of that stuff … I really wanted to touch base and thank all of you who have been thinking, praying and hoping for my good recovery.”
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