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Barbara Billingsley

Actress

Born - 22 December 1915, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 16 October 2010

Light-haired, warmly smiling supporting actress, who developed motherly looks early in her career, much in the manner of Rosemary DeCamp. Remembered by most as the model mom in the 1950s' TV series Leave It to Beaver, Billingsley had 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren at the time of her death from a pneumatic illness. She had begun a stage career in 1937, moving into films with Adventure in 1945. Many others followed, including Three Wise Fools (1946), The Unfinished Dance (1947), The Saxon Charm (1948), I Cheated the Law (1949), Pretty Baby (1950), Three Guys Named Mike (1951), Woman in the Dark (1952) and Invaders from Mars (1953), followed by much TV, culminating in her Beaver role, which ran from 1957 to 1963 and produced TV movie spin-offs. Towards the end of her career, she made a few more movies, including Airplane! (1980), Back to the Beach (1987) and Leave It to Beaver (1997), appropriately her last, though not in her original role.