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Barbara Billingsley, best known as Beaver's mom June Cleaver passed away at 94 today.

R.I.P.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    oh wow. The Beave will be bereaved.

    I wish there was a single mother in the world that could live up to her 'image'. My other favorite mom was Ricky Nelson's mom, Harriet Nelson. Anybody remember that? It was his real mom and dad.

    It just ain't really like that in Kansas or anywhere else I ever knew of - it is as if the 'cookie' crumbled after that era and we are on the proverbial 'slippery slope'.

    Even the 'two moms' deal (vomit) won't equate to one June Cleaver

    RIP
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      oh wow. The Beave will be bereaved.
      Leave it to Bereaver - The Sequel :rolleyes:

      And who can forget that "Ward, you were a little hard on the Beaver last night" line...

      Yup, growing up in the '50s had it's perks, not the least of which was our moms had some heavy shoes to fill.
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    I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Mrs. Cleaver!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by ashokpobox View Post

      I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Mrs. Cleaver!!
      God bless you.
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    Hi, thanks, i didn't know, what a loss.
    Still my favorite show, even looking at the reruns bring such great memories.
    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    You gotta way with words, Bill.

    Yes, I watched the Beave and the Nelson's.

    Wilma Flintstone was another icon who'll be missed.


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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Wow. Stunning news.

    Don't forget Donna Reid in the mix either.
    What I remember most about the TV women of that era is that they wore makeup, pearls, and nice dresses just to hang out around the house. That's a hard act to follow even before they start dealing with daily life and kids.

    RIP Barbara
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Patrician,

    I remember that. The Nelsons seemed like a nice familly. Gee, so many series seemed so nice back then. EVEN the single father ones like courtship of eddies father, my three sons, nanny and the professor, gidget. Of course, single mother ones, like the ghost as mrs muir seemed ok also. But they(The single parent ones) ALWAYS had someone to help.

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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      EVEN the single father ones like courtship of eddies father, my three sons, nanny and the professor, gidget. (snip) But they(The single parent ones) ALWAYS had someone to help.
      Steve, I think you left out "Hazel" iirc.

      And of course "The Rifleman" and "Bonanza".

      That must a have been the widower generation...:rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Steve, I think you left out "Hazel" iirc.

        And of course "The Rifleman" and "Bonanza".

        That must a have been the widower generation...:rolleyes:
        Yeah. 8-( I USUALLY try to add an etc... to cover that. I DID say LIKE!

        Patrician said:

        Steve - Wow The Ghost & Mrs Muir - now that is a really really old movie - 1947 - I bought it on VCR when they used to have Half.com @ eBay along with some other classics and favorites. (fantastic)
        Well, I was talking about the series. It came out in the 70s or 80s.

        And YEAH, I probably liked every song ricky nelsen publically sang!

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Steve - Wow The Ghost & Mrs Muir - now that is a really really old movie - 1947 - I bought it on VCR when they used to have Half.com @ eBay along with some other classics and favorites. (fantastic)

    Yeh I think most of the youngun's have no idea who Rock-a-Billy Ricky Nelson was. He was one of my heart-throb idols when i was a a little girl. To me he was the real ' Blue Eyes'. (and this is what I mean where the cookie crumbled) - even wholesome Ricky (he had 19 top ten hits) rumored to have became a coke head when he grew up, divorced (leaving 4 kids), had a kid with another woman, and engaged to a 3rd woman, he died in an airplane crash all by the time he was only 45 which is a pretty long life for a musician these days

    So, I'd like to play a song and dedicate to Beaver's Mom:

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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Pat, I loved that song way back when. My brother had the 45. He was
    in high school in the early 60s and had lots of records.

    You had a crush on Ricky Nelson. I had a crush on Shelly Fabares singing
    Johnny Angel.


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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I loved those pearls that she wore, I think Marge Simpson copied her.
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    Sorry to get off topic in The Off Topic Forum, but you can't play Ricky without this song:

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Wow - the song is from the 1970s - but this video is one of his last concerts....

    The whole band died.

    The plane crashed northeast of Dallas in De Kalb, Texas at approximately 5:14 p.m. CST on December 31, 1985. Seven were killed: Nelson and his fiancée, Helen Blair; bassist Patrick Woodward; drummer Rick Intveld; keyboardist Andy Chapin; guitarist Bobby Neal; and road manager/soundman Donald Clark Russell. Pilots Ken Ferguson and Brad Rank escaped via cockpit windows though Ferguson was severely burned.

    RIP Ricky et al
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I would say the Ghost and Mrs Muir tv show was late 60s,early 70. *0s is way too late for it.
    It starred Edward Mulhare I believe.

    But it really was nice to watch wholesome tv instead of the crap that they put on nowadays.
    90% ( I made that figure up) is disgusting to watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I don't remember the TV series at all?!?

    The original black and white movie was fantastic. That's why I bought it for my tiny classix collection. Gene Tierney played Mrs. Muir and Rex Harrison was the ghost.
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    And who could forget her here?

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    Sorry to hijack the thread further but some may not be aware that Rick Nelsons twin sons Matthew and Gunnar (who are now in their 40's!) tour the world with their band singing their fathers hits in tribute to him. They followed in their father and grandfather's (Ozzie Nelson) footsteps and had a number 1 hit in the early 90's. With that hit they earned the distinction of holding the Guiness world record for 3 generations of family each having a number 1 hit.
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