Over the weekend, Barbara Billingsley — the actress who played June Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver” — passed away at the age of 94. Because I generally write about television and not ancient civilizations, I didn’t write about her death on Monday. But now that Tom Bosley, who played Howard Cunningham on “Happy Days,” has also died, I figured I’d lump them together in a mass obituary for very old actors who played iconic adults on classic TV series. What can I say, I’m a thoughtful guy.
Anyway, my deepest sympathies to the families. It’s always such a tragedy when extremely old people die of natural causes, and their families have nothing but decades of memories and reel after reel of TV shows to remember them by.
After the jump, Billingsley’s most memorable film role.