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Barbara Billingsley

Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as June and Ward Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver
Born Barbara Lillian Combes
(1915-12-22)December 22, 1915
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died October 16, 2010(2010-10-16) (aged 94)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death Polymyalgia rheumatica
Resting place Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Education Washington Preparatory High School
Alma mater Los Angeles Junior College
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945–2007
Spouse(s) Glenn Billingsley (m. 1941; div. 1947)
Roy Kellino (m. 1953; d. 1956)
William Mortensen (m. 1959; d. 1981)
Children 2

Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did.
I have to tell you that June Cleaver had a job in 'The New Leave It to Beaver.' She did. Sure, she was a council woman. She went to work. She wasn't a sit-at-home grandma. She went out, got a job.
Barbara Billingsley
Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly – one day I am doing the 'Beaver' show and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do.'
Barbara Billingsley
I feel that I can't do certain things that have sent to me, scripts, because I think that really – I've been June Cleaver for so many years, because we went back, you know, and we did – 20-year hiatus we had – and we went back and made 105 new ones. And so I really feel very strongly that there are certain things I won't do.
Barbara Billingsley
People stopped me on the street and said 'I can't live up to you.' Of course, they're referring to June Cleaver.
Barbara Billingsley