UK Today News: Barbara Billingsley Dead – Leave It to Beaver Star Dies At 94
Barbara Billingsley, the star of 1950’s TV show “Leave It to Beaver” died at Santa Monica in Saturday. The actress died of rheumatoid disorder polymyalgia, according to her publicist. She was 94.
Billingsley is better known for her role as June Cleaver in “Leave It to Beaver” and her role in the comedy”Airplane!”. Prior to this, the actress rose to fame with The Careless Years.
Born as Barbara Combes, the actress married restaurateur Glenn Billingsley in 1941 and had two children. The couple divorced in 1947. She kept the surname Billingsley in her professional career. She later married director Roy Kellino in 1953, till his death in 1956. After his death, Barbara married Dr. William Mortensen in 1959, till his death in 1981.
She is survived by her two sons from her first marriage, and four grand-children.