A sort of blast from the past: I just happened upon an on-line article about Tony Dow, who played Wally on Leave It to Beaver. He's now in his sixties and has a second successful career as a sculptor. In fact, he was one of two American sculptors whose work was included in a recent exhibit at the Louvre, featuring the work of artists from fourteen countries. The piece won't be a permanent part of the Louvre's collection, but still.... It's not like all that many artists get to say they have exhibited at the Louvre. And it's nice to hear about a former child star who seems to have grown into a happy, stable adult with successes in other areas.
According to the article, a while back, he was up for a part and the director asked if he had any experience doing comedy. According to Dow, it was at that point that he thought perhaps it was time to retire from acting and look toward another career.