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Author Osmond, Kenneth.

Title Eddie : the life and times of America's preeminent bad boy / by Ken Osmond and Christopher J. Lynch ; [foreword by Jerry Mathers].

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.45 Osmond,K OSM    Available
Description [i], 225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Summary "Eddie Haskell was the bad kid who never went away. When child actor Ken Osmond stepped onto the set of Leave it to Beaver in 1957, he not only entered our living rooms, he homesteaded a permanent place in the American pop culture. The poster child for sneaky, rotten kids everywhere, he was the reference point for cautious mothers to warn their children about. And every one in America knew an Eddie Haskell at some point in his or her life. The amazing phenomenon of Ken Osmond's character is still going strong, over half a century after the show's cancellation. Even today, the name Eddie Haskell remains firmly entrenched in the American lexicon. Political foes from both sides of the ideological spectrum love to accuse their opponents of 'acting like Eddie Haskell,' and when Kobe Bryant argues a referee's call, tweets go out labeling him as an 'Eddie Haskell'. Psychology Today Magazine has published articles about recognizing and treating the 'Eddie Haskell Syndrome' and Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as his own version of 'the son of Eddie Haskell'"--Back cover.
Subject Osmond, Kenneth.
Leave it to Beaver (Television program)
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Added Author Lynch, Christopher J.
ISBN 9780990727309

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