Silver Screen Artists

Remembering Frank Bank: LUMPY from Leave it to Beaver and his Book!

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Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford was played by Frank Bank on Leave It to Beaver. The show aired from October 4, 1957 to June 20, 1963. Lumpy was a bit of a bully and, with Eddie Haskell, is one of Wally Cleaver's friends.




Lumpy is introduced to the viewer in the first season episode as "Lumpy Rutherford." He's the 16 year old son of Fred (Ward Cleaver's co-worker). The Rutherfords live somewhere in the Cleaver neighborhood, which gives Lumpy the opportunity to bully the Cleaver boys on their way home from school...


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