‘Mrs. Cleaver’ Passes Away

TV and film actress Barbara Billingsley passed away today. She was known to my generation as Mrs. Cleaver, the television mom of lead actor Jerry Mathers in “Leave It to Beaver.” She was 94 years old. Read the Associated Press bulletin from boston.com here. 

The cast of “Leave It to Beaver.” From left, Tony Dow, Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, and Jerry Mathers. The TV show premiered in 1957 and ran through 1963. Web photo courtesy of loti.com.