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Monday
Jun032013

Jerry Mathers, Star of TV's "Leave It to Beaver," Turns 65

Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Beaver is a senior citizen. Jerry Mathers, best known for his role as Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver on the classic TV series Leave It to Beaver, turned 65 on Sunday.

The Sioux City, Iowa, native began his career at the age of two as a child model, before eventually branching out into television commercials and movies. He got the role as "Beaver" in 1957 and the show ran for six seasons.

His acting career also includes the films Back to the Beach, The Seven Little Foys and Men of the Fighting Lady. In 2007, he appeared on Broadway, starring as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray.

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Sunday
Oct172010

'Beaver' Mom Barbara Billingsley Dies

Photo Courtesy - CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Barbara Billingsley, best known for her role as June Cleaver in the sitcom Leave It To Beaver, died Saturday. She was 94.

As June Cleaver, Billingsley exemplified the perfect, pearl-wearing stay-at-home mom -- a post-war cultural standard -- and the Cleaver family became a generation’s ideal.

Off-screen, she was married three times and spent part of her career not as a stay-at-home mom, but as a single mother to two boys.

After Beaver went off the air, Billingsley saw few acting roles, but her career was revived in 1980, when she appeared in the comedic film, Airplane.

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