Monday, October 18, 2010
Barbara Billingsley, Leave It To Beaver Mom, Dead at 94
Barbara Billingsley, the actress who famously played June Cleaver in the 1950s hit sitcom Leave It To Beaver died at her Santa Monica home this Saturday, she was 94-years old and had a long battle with the rheumatoid disease polymyalgia.
After her Beaver role ran it’s course Barbara was hard pressed to find work, having been typed cast in the series after 6 seasons as the stay-at-home mom to the mischievous Beaver.
She eventually took a role in the 1980 comedy Airplane and she appeared in the 1997 Beaver TV movie along with several other small roles throughout her career.
Billingsley is survived by sons Drew and Glenn.
Family and friends will attend a private memorial for Barbara later this week.