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Barbara Billingsley (1915–2010)

Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s, she turned to television and appeared in ... See full bio »

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 2003 Secret Santa (TV Movie)
Miss Ruthie
 2000 Mysterious Ways (TV Series)
Abby Westmore
- Handshake (2000) ... Abby Westmore
 1997 Leave It to Beaver
Aunt Martha
 1993-1994 The Mommies (TV Series)
Jeanne - Marilyn's Mom / Caryl's mother
- Mommies Day (1994) ... Jeanne - Marilyn's Mom
- Revenge of the Mommies (1993) ... Caryl's mother
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Mrs. Stritch
- Crime Story (1994) ... Mrs. Stritch
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Winifred McConnell
- My Nurse Is Back and There's Gonna Be Trouble... (1991) ... Winifred McConnell
 1984-1991 Muppet Babies (TV Series)
- Eight Flags Over the Nursery (1991) ... Nanny (voice)
- Hats, Hats, Hats (1991) ... Nanny (voice)
- Happy Birthday Uncle Piggy (1991) ... Nanny (voice)
- Nice to Have Gnome You (1991) ... Nanny (voice)
- Remote Control Cornballs (1991) ... Nanny (voice)
 1991 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)
June Cleaver
- Make My Bed (1991) ... June Cleaver
 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Ms. Musso's Mother
- Jerry: Portrait of a Video Junkie (1991) ... Ms. Musso's Mother
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
- Reaper (1989)
 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
- Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers (1989) ... Mirahda (uncredited)
 1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
June Cleaver
- Guilt (1988) ... June Cleaver
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
Beatrice Gower
 1987 Back to the Beach
 1983-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
June Cleaver / Phyllis Cowens
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Sister Superior Paula
- Who Killed Sister Lorna? (1987) ... Sister Superior Paula
 1984 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Miss Bugden
- I Won't Dance (1984) ... Miss Bugden
 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Mrs. McCarthy
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)
June Cleaver
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mrs. Rankin / Joan Conner
- Recurring Nightmare (1971) ... Mrs. Rankin
- The Fatal Connection (1971) ... Joan Conner
 1957 The Careless Years
Helen Meredith
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
- That Magazine (1957)
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Mrs. Mason
- The Subway (1957) ... Mrs. Mason
 1956-1957 The Box Brothers (TV Series)
- A Muscle for Harvey (1957) ... Barbara
- Picnic (1957) ... Barbara
- Prisoners of Love (1957) ... Barbara
- The Brave Ones (1957) ... Barbara
- The Quadrangle (1956) ... Barbara
 1953-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Harriet Kohler / Dorothea Meadows
- The Frightened Witness (1957) ... Harriet Kohler
- The Stolen General (1953) ... Dorothea Meadows
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mary Rogers
- Danny's Date (1957) ... Mary Rogers
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Sloan
- Catch at Straws (1956) ... Mrs. Sloan (uncredited)
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
- Jungle Trap (1956)
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Tightwad Millionaire (1956) ... Connie
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Catherine Green
 1952-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Clare Gibney / Olivia Bryant
- A Gift of Life (1955) ... Clare Gibney
- The Jungle Trap (1954) ... Olivia Bryant
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- Virtue (1955)
 1953-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Nina Hilliard / Betty
- Breakfast in Bed (1955) ... Nina Hilliard
- For Art's Sake (1953)
- Sound Off, My Love (1953) ... Betty
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Whole Truth (1954)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Jean Arnold
 1954 The Pride of the Family (TV Series)
 1953-1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Barbara Fuller / Lita
- The Glass Thumb (1954) ... Barbara Fuller
- The Corpse on the Carousel (1953) ... Lita
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Becky the Cashier
- Television (1953) ... Becky the Cashier (uncredited)
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Kelston's Secretary (uncredited)
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Phyllis (uncredited)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer (uncredited)
 1952 Woman in the Dark
Evelyn Courtney
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Aggie - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Cheat (1952)
- The Cure ... Pat
 1952 Invitation
Miss Alvy - Simon's Secretary (uncredited)
 1951 Two Dollar Bettor
Miss Pierson (as Barbara Billinsley)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Hat Check Girl in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1951 The Tall Target
Young Mother (uncredited)
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Mrs. Lark (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Miss Meadson
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Ann White
 1950 Dial 1119
Dorothy, Editor's Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Pretty Baby
Edna the Receptionist
 1950 Trial Without Jury
Rheta Mulford
 1950 Shadow on the Wall
 1949 A Kiss for Corliss
Miss Hibbs, Harry's Secretary (uncredited)
 1949 Prejudice
Doris Green
 1949 Air Hostess
Madeline Moore
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Gambler (uncredited)
 1949 I Cheated the Law
Ruth Campbell
 1949 Caught
Store customer in flowered hat (uncredited)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 Act of Violence (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Valiant Hombre
Linda Mason
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Mrs. Maddox (uncredited)
 1948 Souvenirs of Death (Short)
Johnny's Mom (uncredited)
 1948 The Argyle Secrets
Elizabeth Court
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Miss Morgan (uncredited)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Wife (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
G.I. Bill's Wife (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Weil (uncredited)
 1946 The Secret Heart
Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Sister Mary Leonard (uncredited)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Mary - Department Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Barb's Friend at Maisie's Engagement Party (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Dame #2 (uncredited)
 1945 So You Think You're Allergic (Short)
Blonde with Hives (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (16 credits)
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Guest on the daytime talk program "Boutique" hosted by Steve Dunne. See more »

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[Who said she wasn't June Cleaver in real-life]: It doesn't bother me that I'm June Cleaver. It's been a good career. I don't know where June starts and Barbara ends. Our lives are so similar. I don't know why she's so popular, maybe it's because she had such a clean kitchen. See more »


Her show, Leave It to Beaver (1957) was canceled at the end of the sixth season due to her cast mates desire to move on to other projects. Also, Tony Dow was graduating from high school, and Jerry Mathers was entering high school that same year. See more »


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