Barbara Billingsley

Actor, Model
One of television's most iconic moms, Barbara Billingsley was the effortlessly thoughtful and warm-hearted June Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver" (ABC/CBS, 1957-1963). A bit player and supporting actress in features prior ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Leave It to Beaver 1997 (Movie)

Aunt Martha (Actor)

Murphy Brown 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Henson's Muppet Babies 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The New Leave It to Beaver 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifetime Salutes Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting the Last Laugh 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Jive Lady (Actor)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers 1956 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Cavalcade of America 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Careless Years 1957 (Movie)

Helen Meredith (Actor)

Bay Coven (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Santa (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver (TV Show)

Actor

Wedding Day Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of television's most iconic moms, Barbara Billingsley was the effortlessly thoughtful and warm-hearted June Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver" (ABC/CBS, 1957-1963). A bit player and supporting actress in features prior to its debut, Billingsley became a welcome guest in households throughout the series' six-year run, as well as its subsequent reunion TV movie and "The New Leave It To Beaver" (Disney Channel/TBS, 1985-89). The show's ubiquity in syndication assured her lasting small-screen immortality, where her seemingly natural kindness and patience made her an ideal TV mom for generations of viewers.

Relationships

Glenn Billingsley

Husband
Married 1940 Divorced Feb. 13, 1947

Drew Billingsley

Son
Father, Glenn Billingsley own and operate Billingsley's Steak House in West Los Angeles, CA, which was formerly his father's original Golden Bull restaurant

Glenn Billingsley

Son
Father, Glenn Billingsley own and operate Billingsley's Steak House in West Los Angeles, CA, which was formerly his father's original Golden Bull restaurant

Elizabeth Combes

Sister
Born in 1911 and died in 1992

Robert Combes

Father
Divorced from Lillian McLaughlin c. 1919 remarried and later became an assistant chief of police

Roy Kellino Director

Husband
Married Nov. 15, 1953 until his death Nov. 18, 1956

Lillian McLaughlin

Mother
Divorced from Robert Combes c. 1919 after her divorce, went to work as a forelady at a knitting mill

William Mortensen

Husband
Married June 28, 1959 until his death July 5, 1981

William Mortensen

Step-Son

EDUCATION

Washington Preparatory High School

Los Angeles, California 1934
Formerly George Washington High School

Milestones

1996

Appeared in the big screen version of "Leave It to Beaver," playing the character of Aunt Martha

1985

Reprised role of June Cleaver on "The New Leave It to Beaver" (Disney, 1985-86; TBS, 1986-89)

1983

Returned as June Cleaver on "Still the Beaver," a CBS reunion special

1980

Spoofed her wholesome image with a memorable cameo in "Airplane!"

1970

Appeared in two episodes of "The F.B.I." (ABC)

1957

First and only major role in a feature film, "The Careless Years"

1957

Best-known for her role as June Cleaver on the television series, "Leave It to Beaver" (CBS, 1957-58; ABC, 1958-63)

1955

Had first regular series role on "Professional Father" (CBS)

1953

Early TV work on episode of "Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars" (CBS)

1952

Acted in "The Bad and the Beautiful" with Kirk Douglas

1951

Appeared in "Three Guys Named Mike" with Jane Wyman

1948

First film roles included, "The Argyle Secrets" and "The Valiant Hombre"

1944

Returned to Los Angeles and acted in local plays before signing a contract with MGM Studios

Briefly worked as a $60-a-week fashion model

Made her debut in the short-lived Broadway play, "Straw Hat"

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