Beaumont, Hugh b. February 16, 1909 d. May 14, 1982 Actor. He is remembered as the All-American suburban father 'Ward Cleaver' on the 1950 and 1960s popular television series "Leave It To Beaver". He actually didn't like the role much at all, feeling that it had typecast him and all but obliterated recall of his many other roles in movies and on television. Born Eugene Hugh Beaumon in Lawrence, Kansas, he began his career in show business by performing in theaters, night clubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered at his summer retreat, not far from the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Billingsley, Barbara b. December 22, 1915 d. October 16, 2010 Actress. Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid 1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945 she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s she turned to television and appeared in shows including the sitcoms "Professional Father" and "The Brothers", as well as guest starring on "The Abbott and Costello Show", the David...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Block 12, Lot 120 Grave A
Blake, Madge b. May 31, 1899 d. February 19, 1969 Character Actress. Her career started when she was fifty and was the epitome of what the perfect mother, sister or aunt should be both in physical appearance and demeanor. She was short, plump, matronly with a warm smile and a sweet voice. She was born in Kinsley, Kansas the daughter of a Methodist circuit rider. Madge Blake came to Los Angles with her family after her father accepted a religious clerical position. Nearby Hollywood enhanced her desire for a stage career, however, her...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Heart attack Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 80
Brewster, Diane b. March 11, 1931 d. November 12, 1991 Actress. She began her career at a Kansas City TV station doing weather shows before moving to Los Angeles to except a part in a "Maverick" television episode. She is best noted for the role as schoolteacher 'Miss Canfield' on "Leave It To Beaver" series and also played Richard Kimball's murdered wife in "The Fugitive" series. Her film credits included "Highway Hearing" (1956), "The Invisible Boy" (1957), "Pharaoh's Curse" (1957), "Quantrill's Raiders" (1958) and "The Young Philadelphians" (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart Failure Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Deacon, Richard b. May 14, 1921 d. August 8, 1984 Actor. He was the oldest of two sons born to Joseph and Ethel Laughlin Deacon. He grew up in Binghamton, New York. He was stricken with polio at age 11 and took dancing lessons to strengthen his legs. He attended Ithaca College where he studied drama. He worked nights as a radio announcer. He spent four years in the Army Medical Corps. During 1949 to 1951, he was an ‘actor in residence' while attending Bennington College in Vermont. He went to California in the 1950s and worked in stock and...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated
Fafara, Stanley Albert b. September 20, 1949 d. September 20, 2003 Actor. Fafara is best remembered for his role as 'Hubert "Whitey" Whitney,' one of 'Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver's' best friends on the television series, "Leave It To Beaver" from 1957 to 1963. As an actor he also appeared in the films, "The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm" (1962), as 'Hansel,' and "Good Morning Miss Dove" (1955), as 'Fred Makepeace.' He also appeared in the television shows, "Man Without A Gun" in 1957, "Wanted: Dead Or Alive" in 1958, and "The Adventires of Rin Tin Tin"...[Read More] Redland Pioneer Cemetery, Redland, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Holdridge (Phelps), Cheryl Lynn b. June 20, 1944 d. January 6, 2009 Actress. Born Cheryl Lynn Phelps to former Broadway dancer Julie Phelps in New Orleans, she was later given the family name of Holdridge by her stepfather Herbert Charles Holdridge, a retired United States Army Brigadier General. As a child, she moved to Burbank, California, and later to Sherman Oaks, California, where she was raised. Shortly after the move, young Cheryl began to show an interest in show business and she soon started taking dance lessons, learning both tap and ballet. By the...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
McNear, Howard b. January 27, 1905 d. January 3, 1969 American stage, motion picture, and television actor of the 1950s and 60s. Fondly remembered for his portrayal of 'Floyd the Barber' on the classic 1960s TV series "The Andy Griffith Show." He also played 'Andy the Barber' on "Leave it to Beaver." (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Complications of stroke Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Columbarium Mausoleum, Section 323, Row A, Column 12
Mustin, Burt b. February 8, 1884 d. January 28, 1977 Actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was best known as a regular on "Leave It To Beaver" TV series 1957 to 1962, in the role as Gus the fireman. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1903 with a degree in in civil engineering. 28 years later, he made his entry into show business working for the KDKA radio station in Pittsburgh. He made his big screen debut at age 67 in "The Last Outpost" (1951). He went on to have a very successful career on television, appearing in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Loving Kindness section, Lot #7844
Packer, Doris b. May 30, 1904 d. March 20, 1979 Noted stage, motion picture, and television actress. Among her film credits are: "Meet Me at the Fair" (1953) as Mrs. Swaile; "Annette" (1958) as Helen Abernathy; "Bon Voyage" (1962) uncredited as Mrs. Henderson; "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (1966) uncredited as Mrs. Barrington; "The Perils of Pauline" (1967) as Mrs. Carruthers, and her last film "Shampoo" (1975) with Warren Beatty, as Rosalind. She is best known to TV audiences as 'Mrs. Rayburn' on "Leave It To Beaver." Married for many years to...[Read More] Cause of death: Natural causes Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Wee Kirk Churchyard, Lot #2649, Space #4
Randall, Sue (Marion Burnside) b. October 8, 1935 d. October 26, 1984 Actress. Born Marion Burnside Randall, her acting career included performances on Playhouse 90 in "Charlie's Aunt" with Art Carney, and appearances on "Armstrong Circle Theater," "General Electric Theater," "Kraft Theater," "Surfside Six," "77 Sunset Strip," "My Three Sons," "Perry Mason," "Gilligan's Island," and "I Spy". She played Miss Landers in "Leave it to Beaver." In 1969, she returned to Philadelphia and a job as an administrator for professional associations, and was active in several...[Read More] Cause of death: Cancer Donated to medical science, Donated to the Pennsylvania Humanity Gifts Registry