Barbara Billingsley, who played one of TV's most memorable mothers on "Leave It to Beaver," passed away today. She was 94.
Billingsley, who suffered from rheumatoid disease, died in her Santa Monica home, reports the New York Post.
Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she discovered her love for acting as a child when she performed in her elementary school plays. As an adult, she won numerous film roles throughout the 1940s and 1950s -- but finally gained star status when she booked the role of June Cleaver on "Leave it to Beaver."