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Barbara BillingsleyBarbara Billingsley, best known as June Cleaver on 'Leave it to Beaver,' has died at her home in Santa Monica, California. She was 94.

Though she'll always be remembered as "America's favorite mother" according to TV son Tony Dow, we've long had a soft spot for Billingsley's most famous movie role: in 'Airplane.' Spoofing her white-bread image (she's even wearing pearls!), she played a jive-speaking elderly woman who tries to advise two ill black passengers and then dismisses them with the immortal words, "Chump don' wan' no help, chump don' GET da help!" (We think we spelled that right.)

Watch the video after the jump ...


"Stewardess, I speak jive."


It's been a sad year for 'Airplane,' with Peter Graves having passed away in March. But at least it's given us an excuse to play our favorite 'Airplane' scenes over and over again (as if we ever needed a reason).

Rest in peace, jive lady.

Barbara Billingsley talks about 'Airplane' role
(and hilariously re-creates some of the speech)


More on Barbara Billingsley's death at TV Squad.