Sunday, October 17, 2010

R.I.P. Barbara Billingsly

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.


been around the block said...

Cross-posted at SDA earlier this evening:

.. I am sorry to hear about the demise of one of the last of the great jive linguists [] (BB, RIP) -- as much for her linguistic dexterity as for the fact that she was the Beave's mom.

Even though that other show insisted that father knows best, we all know that the Beave's mom was the best. She looked great in an apron, she always knew how to put Eddie Haskell in his place, and she baked cookies in the kitchen, something all moms should do, all the time.

Anonymous said...

Yum, fresh cookies, yeah that's the kinda mom to have. (real conservative)

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