Barbara Billingsley dies

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by gunsmoker, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

    The actress who played June Cleaver on "Leave it to Beaver" and who translated jive talk in "Airplane" has passed away. ... id=thbz_hm

    She was born in 1922 and she was 94 years old. According to the news article above.

    (Even though 1922 was only 88 years ago... so somebody whose birthday is before October sixteenth would be 88, and somebody born from that date to the end of the year would be 87..... Math Teacher, help !!!)

    QUOTE: Barbara Billingsley...died Saturday. She was 94. ...

    Born Barbara Lillian Combes in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 1922, she was raised ...
  2. seereus

    seereus Active Member


    It's the new math they teach these days.

  3. The Math Teacher

    The Math Teacher New Member

    I think she gets credit for extra years because of Eddie Haskel.


  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

    Well finally this article, from The Los Angeles times, gives a date of birth that makes sense-- Dec. 22, 1915.
    So she was 94, and would turn 95 later this year had she lived.,0,7345907.story?page=1

    P.S. 1915. Wow. That's a long time ago.
    The Titanic had just gone down 3 years prior.
    World War I had just started in Europe, but America would not get involved for a couple more years yet.
    Automobiles were rarely seen, but a few rich people had them. Cities were starting to pave the dirt roads to make them more suitable for cars.
    Airplanes had been invented, but they were too small, too slow, and not really useful for carrying cargo or passengers.
    People traveled short distances by horse, by horse-drawn wagon or carriage, and by train. (Of course cities had trolleys and streetcars).
    Electricity in the home was pretty common in big cities, but not small towns. But there were few applicance that ran on electricity. Lights, a fan for hot summer days. A radio (full of vaccum tubes)... not much else.
    Our soldiers were carrying 1903 Springfield rifles and the M1911 .45 pistol. At least one of those guns is still in common use today!
  5. Archangel

    Archangel Moderator Staff Member

    Ward I think you were a little rough on the Beaver last night....

    I'll never forget that one....

    Ok I will because she never said it. But she did say this:

    And it IS still funny.

    RIP Barbara