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    Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP


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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Most sad news to hear indeed.

    RIP

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    You boys.... your father is in his study.

    I knew some Mrs Cleavers in my day.

    Good woman they were.

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    You boys.... your father is in his study.

    I knew some Mrs Cleavers in my day.

    Good woman they were.
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    Billingsley's famous character was iconic. It's sad to hear of her passing.

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Despite her naive demeanor, I love that her BS meter always used to call shennanigans on Eddie Haskell.
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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Didn't she utter the most graphic line on TV during the golden age of television?

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    She was the voice of Nanny on the Muppet Babies as well.

    I watched this with my then-little kids for a couple years before I watched the credits and thought "Mrs. Cleaver!!!"

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    My second fave show from that time behind Andy Griffith was Leave It To Beaver. Had a bit of a crush on her as a kid, I thought she was so beautiful. So long, Barbara.
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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    It used to be a source of amusement on "Leave It To Beaver" that she would wear pearls to do housework.... I read later that she had a "hollow" just above her collarbone that the lighting guys had trouble with, so she'd wear the pearls to hide the shadow.

    BTW, if you ever have some major time to kill, go online to the "Archive of American Television", and you'll find long interviews with the icons of American television, Barabara Billingsley among them.
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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Most sad news to hear indeed.

    RIP
    I wouldn't so much call it sad. She made it to 94. I'd say she did right well.

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    Re: Barbara Billingsley: "Stewardess, I Speak Jive" RIP

    Grew up with the Beaver, but my Mom never did her household chores or cooked dinners as dolled up in a dress and high heels as June was. And she always wore that same necklace too.



    TV Mom's like her and Harriet Nelson caught all types of flack from feminists of the 60's/70s, but I think this article says a lot when it comes to those "perfect" Moms of the 50s/60s sitcoms. They weren't real, and in the neighborhoods where I grew up I didn't see any Moms being influenced or trying to idolize them either. I would have loved to have had June Cleaver as a Mom. LOL

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