- Began her career as a $60-a-week model in New York City.
- Became the epitome of 1950s apron-wearing, cookie-baking TV moms as June Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver.
- Made a comeback in 1980 as a jive-talking older woman in the comedy Airplane!
- Provided the voice of Nanny in Muppet Babies.
- Drew Billingsley — Son
- Roy Kellino — Husband (deceased)
- Glenn Billingsley Jr. — Son
- Glenn Billingsley — Ex-husband
- William Mortensen — Husband (deceased)
- Attended Los Angeles Junior College, Los Angeles, California, United States