Obituaries

Frank Bank, at 71; played Lumpy on ‘Leave It to Beaver’

Mr. Bank served as a lovable bully on the sitcom, which ran from 1957 to 1963.
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Mr. Bank served as a lovable bully on the sitcom, which ran from 1957 to 1963.

LOS ANGELES — Frank Bank, who played oafish troublemaker Lumpy on the sitcom ‘‘Leave It to Beaver,’’ has died. He was 71.

A spokesman for the Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles says Mr. Bank died Saturday. No other details were provided.

Mr. Bank played Clarence ‘‘Lumpy’’ Rutherford on the popular sitcom, which ran from 1957 to 1963.

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Lumpy served as a lovable bully on the series. He usually palled around with Wally Cleaver and often pushed around young Beaver Cleaver.

Mr. Bank made occasional appearances on television before giving up acting and becoming a stockbroker. His clients included former ‘‘Leave it to Beaver’’ costars Jerry Mathers and Barbara Billingsley.