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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:08 PM
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Harry Shearer was the original Eddie Haskell on Leave It To Beaver?
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 11:09 PM by Amerigo Vespucci
http://www.tommcmahon.net/2005/03/and_harry_shear.html

And Harry Shearer As Eddie Haskell



That's him on the right. And to be precise about it, he actually played "Frankie", an Eddie-esque character. These days Harry Shearer is best known as the voice of TV Land and of The Simpsons Montgomery Burns.


Harrison Shearer got his big break in the pilot of the 1957-63 sitcom Leave It To Beaver, in which he played the original Eddie Haskell. The role was recast in future episodes, though he appeared as a different character later on in the first season.

http://www.tv.com/harry-shearer/person/878/biography.ht...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:32 PM
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1. IMDb confirms
In the pilot episode, the part of "Frankie" was played by a young Harry Shearer.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050032/trivia



I don't think you can say he was "the original Eddie Haskell," though, since the character had a different name. That'd be like saying William Demarest continued the role of Bub in "My Three Sons."



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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 07:15 AM
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3. IMDB says a friend of mine is married with 3 kids. She's single with no kids. nt
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 11:44 PM
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2. A neat bit of trivia!
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