Leave It to Beaver
Barbara Billingsley (1915 - 2010) ~ Billingsley, seen here in 1986, was so closely associated with the character of June Cleaver that it proved difficult for her to find work once the show ended. Playing off of her wholesome image, she had a memorable cameo as a jive-talking grandma in the 1980 comedy "Airplane!" (AP Photo
Vera-Ellen danced in Words and Music and On the Town, while also appearing in the last Marx Brothers film, Love Happy. She received top billing in the MGM musicals Three Little Words and The Belle of New York. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam and with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.