Saturday, October 16, 2010

R.I.P. Mrs. Cleaver

I was saddened to hear of Barbara Billingsley's passing today. For those not familiar with her name, she played  quite possibly the greatest TV mom of all time, June Cleaver, on the TV show Leave it to Beaver. Granted, that show aired WELL before my time, but thanks to reruns, I grew up watching it. I remember back in the mid 80s they had a new show called Still the Beaver (or The New Leave it to Beaver as it was called later) with Beaver and Wally all grown up, and Beaver moving back in with his mom after a divorce.  When I was little, I knew her best as the voice of "Nanny" on The Muppet Babies.

I thought I would post some videos in memory of her. Rest in peace "Mrs. Cleaver", you will be missed!

Muppet Babies intro:

Still the Beaver:

One of her more famous "non June Cleaver" scenes:


  1. Amen. June Cleaver is one of my mom icons. Oh, and my husband has that same truck from the Still A Beaver clip. It's a 1985 GMC sierra. :)

  2. That was a great TV show! I loved hating Eddie Haskel. :-)