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Barbara Billingsley, RIP

The iconic ’50s TV star (“Leave It to Beaver”) passed away today at the age of 94. Her obit is here.

But some of us will always remember her, first and foremost, for this classic moment from “Airplane.”

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posted October 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm

…not sure if this is the scene she’d like to be remembered by, but still funny.

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posted October 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Remembering her in Leave it to Beaver, in her dress, apron, pearls etc. that made her super mom!

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posted October 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

What a way to remember the lady, I wish society wasn’t so hung up today.
RIP June.

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posted October 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm

We remember her in airplane because it was like watching June Cleaver get up and speak “jive” and that’s why it was so funny. Rip, what a great actress, and fun lady.

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posted October 17, 2010 at 12:09 am

What a class act. The woman was way more than just a few lines in a B class comedy jive schtick, but what an adventurous, hip lady she was! Oh my gosh, over 90! There were so many life lessons June & family taught & reminded over the decades. The lessons are so simple & basic to American culture and who we are as Americans. Americans(all of us!) are thoughtful, generous, dedicated, hard working, forward thinking, accepting, rebellious, comical, concervative, independent, liberal, historic, happy, loving, religious, believers and much much more!!! Thank you Barbara(June Cleaver)Billingsly for all the fun and reminders! kgb

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posted October 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

I was six when the show started, so Beaver, Larry, Gilbert, Whitey etc. were my peers. I still love the show today. RIP Barbara!

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posted October 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

This is why society should value its seniors more, especially when they’re like Barbara.
RIP Barbara, aka June.

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