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Barbara Billingsley

Barbara Billingsley's biography

Barbara Lillian Combes is 95 years old television actor born at Los Angeles. Barbara was born on Wednesday 22nd of December 1915. Barbara is often nicknamed as Barbara BillinsleyBarbara Combes. According to year of birth 1915 Barbara belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 22nd of December means she is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.

Barbara is white american. She is citizen of United States of America. She is christian. Her primary profession is to be television actor. You can know her also as film actor, model, stage actor. She is recently known as voice actor.

Barbara Billingsley's family

Barbara Billingsley's ex husband

Roy Kellino

Barbara Billingsley and Roy Kellino have been together since 1953 for 3 years. He is known as film director. Barbara´s ex husband was born on Monday 22nd of April 1912 in Lambeth. Barbara´s ex husband died on Sunday 18th of November 1956 in Los Angeles. Roy Kellino was 41 years old, when this happened.

Barbara Billingsley's schools

We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles City College.

Detailed informations about Barbara´s schools

  • Graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA, in 1934, but instead of seeking her first acting break in Hollywood, she moved to New York City to seek her break on Broadway.

Barbara Billingsley's career

Barbara´s main focus is to be television actor. Barbara is famous thanks to June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver.

Is Barbara Billingsley gay ?

Barbara is known to be straight.

How did Barbara Billingsley die

She died on on Saturday 16th of October 2010 when he was 95 years old at Santa Monica. Barbara Billingsleys death was caused by long illness.

What else you don't know about Barbara Billingsley ?

Her middle name is Lillian.

What Barbara Billingsley has done for a first time

  • Graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA, in 1934, but instead of seeking her first acting break in Hollywood, she moved to New York City to seek her break on Broadway.
  • By her first marriage, to Glenn Billingsley, she was related to the father of Peter Billingsley, Melissa Michaelsen and Neil Billingsley.
  • Her first son, Drew Billingsley, was born in Key West, Florida, her second son, Glenn Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California.

Barbara Billingsley's quotes

  • June Cleaver didn't keep her house in perfect order, the prop man did it.
  • [asked in 2000 if there was a difference between her and the June Cleaver character] My sons say, no. Gradually what happened is the writers started writing about you, as well as the character they created originally. So you all become mixed up.
  • [of Jerry Mathers who played "The Beaver"] Jerry told me it had been a dream of his always to be able to go to New York and be in a Broadway show. So all we have to do is decide what we want to do. You have to have a dream.
  • [about auditioning for June Cleaver] Well, I was doing the script, and I don't think I could have changed it. But I loved it.
  • [in 2010 about the legacy of her June Cleaver character] June Cleaver has always been a part of my life and always will be.
  • [on comparing real-life families to the TV families]: I just wish that we could have more families like those. Family is so important, and I just don't think we have enough people staying home with their babies and their children.
  • [on Leave It to Beaver (1957)] It was a very happy experience for me, and very timely. There was never a fight on the set in seven years.
  • [on June Cleaver] She's been too good to me to play anything like that.
  • Good grief, I think everybody would like a family like that. Wouldn't it be nice if you came home from school and there was Mom standing there with her little apron and cooking waiting?
  • [in 2007,l about her "sons" in Leave It to Beaver (1957)] They were always good kids, Tony Dow had an exhibit of his artwork and sold 18 pieces. Pretty darn good, isn't it?"
  • [When she was the only actress to do a revival of the Leave It to Beaver (1957) movie, in 1997]: Tony and Jerry didn't want to be in it. They were crazy. But it really didn't turn out very good.
  • [in 2008] Some of those clothes came from Penny's. They weren't expensive clothes.
  • Joe Connelly had seven children, and Bob Mosher had two, and they had a lot of material right there. Every show was taken from some kernel of truth, something that had happened to their children or a relative.
  • [on the death of Hugh Beaumont] No father on television was ever better than Hugh.
  • [in 1993, on the death of her first husband, Roy Kellino ] It's a terrible blow, but you can't wallow in your grief. When Roy died, my agent made me work all the time. And six months later, they called me to start the series.
  • A long time ago, I played a lot of these roles that were seemingly nice, but underneath the character was really the murderer. So, I didn't have to do a lot of research for this character. I just had to understand what she was thinking and feeling.
  • [on her point of views about witches and the occult] I'm very interested in the supernatural. Of course, I don't really think there could be witches--but I could be wrong.
  • [in 1989] Television moms have taken a turn for the real.
  • [in 1988] We're the ideal family. At least it's what everyone thinks is ideal. It's the way everybody would like their family to be.
  • [in 1987] I was widowed and spending all my time raising my kids.
  • [in 1986] I think it's great. I get invited to lecture about it, but I don't feel comfortable.
  • [on Hugh Beaumont] I miss him very much, because we were so close. But Hugh was incapacitated after his stroke. He could hardly walk and his speech was impaired. So, it's best his fans remember him from the early shows.
  • [about being a housewife] I know I'm typecasted. Have I ever been striding for a career, but I loved having a family and I loved having a husband, I liked that one.
  • [in 1992] They like to have that kind of family, the kids would, I think. Today [as you know] mothers work. I was working, but not June Cleaver and because they work, some things have to slip, and I think it's better to let the house go than the children.
  • It's unbelievable, it's really become quite a career being June Cleaver. That really didn't bother me. I was right where I wanted to be. I was happy being June Cleaver all these years.
  • [in 1991] It was the ideal family, anybody would like to have a family like the Cleavers.
  • [in 1994] I was going to do another series with Buddy Ebsen for the same producers, but somehow it didn't materialize. A couple of months later I got a call to go to the studio to do this pilot show. And it was for [Leave It to Beaver (1957)].
  • Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly--one day I am doing [Leave It to Beaver (1957)] and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do".
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Barbara Billingsley's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Barbara Billingsley looks. We will focus on her height, body shape, eye color and hair color. She is tall as 5' 5" (165 cm). Body build is slim. Barbara´s eyes are tinted blue. Barbara´s hair is shade of blonde.