b. December 12, 1915. Played June Cleaver on _Leave it to Beaver_ (1957-1963). Had trouble finding work after the show was cancelled due to typecasting, but this worked to her advantage for the producers of the 1980 comedy movie _Airplane!_. Seeing the actress best known for playing the squeaky-clean Mrs. Cleaver speaking "jive" had audiences laughing until they couldn't breathe.
"Barbara Billingsley is still alive? Whoa. . ."
by Gahmuret July 09, 2006