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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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Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver June Cleaver
The New Leave It to Beaver
The New Leave It to Beaver June Cleaver / Herself
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 2003 Secret Santa (TV Movie)
Miss Ruthie
 2000 Mysterious Ways (TV Series)
Abby Westmore
- Handshake (2000) ... Abby Westmore
 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
 1993 Bobby's World (TV Series)
- I Want My Mommy (1993) ... (voice)
 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) ... Sheila
 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
 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 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 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 / Addy Bancroft / Betty
- Breakfast in Bed (1955) ... Nina
- For Art's Sake (1953) ... Addy Bancroft
- 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)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Cheat (1952)
- The Cure ... Pat
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[In 2000]: She was a loving, happy, stay-at-home mom, which I think is great, I'm not for every woman having to be out in the workplace. My mother was. I had two children at home and I was working. But I think one who stays home, if she's doing a good job, it is the best job she'll ever have, and the most important. And I think our children need the mothers home. See more »


Best known by the public for her starring role as June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver (1957), which has been in continuous re-run/syndication since it ended it's original network television run in 1963. See more »


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