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Leave It To Beaver's Mom Barbara Billingsley Passes Away

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Barbara Billingsley of Leave It to Beaver died Saturday at the age of 94.

Billingsley was most known for her portrayal of the classic TV mom, June Cleaver.

Judy Twersky, a family spokeswoman said that Billingsley had died of polymyalgia, a rheumatoid disease, at her home in Santa Monica, CA.

The actress had spoken fondly of Leave It to Beaver, saying that her character "was a loving, happy stay-at-home mom, which I think is great" and that "it was a happy experience for me, and very timely."

She is survived by her two sons, Drew Billingsley and Glenn Billingsley, Jr.

So sad. We'll miss America's favorite mom.

[Image via WENN.]

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15 comments to “Leave It To Beaver's Mom Barbara Billingsley Passes Away”



  1. 1

    R.I.P June Cleaver you will always be Americas mom!



  2. 2

    awww R*I*P She is in heaven now along side all the other classic Actresses of our times



  3. 3

    Chump don't want no help, chump don't get no help.
    RIP Ms. Billingsley and thanks for the laughs.



  4. 4

    Cleaver griever



  5. 5

    I can't think about her without reminiscing of the classic scene in Airplane ("Cut me some slack, Jack".) R.I.P. Mrs. Billingsley.



  6. 6

    RIP!! She's in the arms of the angles. Thanks for the laughs. I've seen a lot of re-runs of Leave it to Beaver!Re: 4RealDeal – I saw that scene a couple weeks ago on TCM I've never seen her like that. I almost fell on the floor laughing and she looked great doing it!



  7. 7

    I would have tapped that!



  8. 8

    Who gets the pearls?



  9. 9

    Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night!

  10. pj88 says – reply to this


    10

    I was just thinking about her the other day.. she will forever be one of the greatest mom's in television history. RIP June



  11. 11

    I guess this means we'll never hear her complain about Ward being hard on the Beaver again, I still watch this show on Netflix, for some corny reason I love it, toodle loo Mrs Cleaver



  12. 12

    I'm a baby boomer and I HAtED this show. What a bund of phony baloney. I had friends whose fathers were doctors and military officers and I used to go home with them after school. Their mothers NEVER had on a dress and pearls. What a crock of crap. And Tony Dow did an interview once and said that Hugh Beaumont who played the father on the show was basically a total s.o.b. who hated kids. The show was so phony and as a kid, I never related to it.



  13. 13

    RIP June Cleaver. Sadly missed.



  14. 14

    No disrespect to the actress, but I never liked her character on LTB. I found her constant complaining and her seemingly endless need to bombard her husband with yet another Beaver related problem the second he stepped in the door irritating. And I thought this when I was a just a kid watching reruns of the show.



  15. 15

    Re: dreamboat – I found them ALL extremely annoying. Oh, I loved Eddie. Eddie was Beaver's brother's friend who was probably a sociopath. I was hoping that 'Eddie' would go berserk and sneak into Beaver's house one night and send them all to '50's sitcom' heaven.