I was saddened to hear of the death of Barbara Billingsly. She played the wonderful mom on Leave it to Beaver. She will be missed by her real family and her TV family. R.I.P.
Tony Dow released the following statement in reaction to Barbara’s passing away “America’s favorite mother is now gone. I feel very fortunate to have been her ‘son. We were wonderful friends and I will miss her very much. My deepest sympathies to her sons, Glenn and Drew, and her entire family,” said Tony Dow.Earlier today, Jerry Mathers, who played Wally’s brother, “The Beaver”, also spoke out about how saddened he was that Barbara was gone.Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers will always remember their on-screen mother and friend and it is great to see how closely knit a television cast for a TV show are. Dow and Mathers were both grieved and remembered Billingsley in good words and thoughts.