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Barbara Billingsley Obituary

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


Barbara Billingsley, mother on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ dies at 94




As June Cleaver, Billingsley was the model 1950s mom, clad in dresses, high heels and pearls even while vacuuming. ‘She was the ideal mother,’ Billingsley said of her character.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2010


Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver, the quintessential 1950s sitcom mom on “Leave It to Beaver,” and later did a memorable send-up of her white-bread image playing the “jive-talking” passenger in the hit comedy “Airplane!,” has died. She was 94.


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