Leave It to Beaver
Barbara Billingsley (1915 - 2010) ~ Billingsley, seen here in 1986, was so closely associated with the character of June Cleaver that it proved difficult for her to find work once the show ended. Playing off of her wholesome image, she had a memorable cameo as a jive-talking grandma in the 1980 comedy "Airplane!" (AP Photo
Vera-Ellen danced in Words and Music and On the Town, while also appearing in the last Marx Brothers film, Love Happy. She received top billing in the MGM musicals Three Little Words and The Belle of New York. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam and with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.
One of 10 children, Danny Thomas was born as Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz on January 6, 1912, in Deerfield, Michigan, to Charles Yakhoob Kairouz and his wife Margaret Taouk. His parents were Maronite Catholic immigrants from Lebanon. Kairouz and Taouk are two prominent families from Bsharri. Thomas was raised in Toledo, Ohio, attending St. Francis de Sales Church (Roman Catholic), Woodward High School, and finally the University of Toledo, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity