She wore the pearl necklace, and always looked so pretty and so prim and proper. Women have long tried to be as "perfect" as June Cleaver...although, that level of perfection is far from attainable these days.
Frustrated mothers everywhere know that it's hard to keep a smile on your face while you have two mischievous boys, have to cook a potroast, keep a perfect home, and
Jerry Mathers, or "The Beav" is devastated by the death of Barbara Billingsley.
Despite the perfect mom look, Billingsley's life was far from the Cleavers. She was a single mom to two boys, and was married three times.
All that doesn't matter, though. To us, she was perfect. She will remain the picture perfect housewife, and will be immortalized by her role as June Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver.