Harriet Hilliard

  1. Barbara Billingsley, Airplane!  1980.     If you can’t get one TV mama…  The ZAZers (Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker) tried to get Harriet Hillard as The Jive Lady.  (Well, she was Jukebox Jenny  in 1942). “She asked her son, Ricky Nelson, to read it,” says Abrahams. “They didn’t think it was funny.” Harriet and Barbara were America’s favourite 50s’ TV moms: Harriet, with her real Nelson family, in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, 1952-66; Barbara with the Cleaver clan, Leave It To Beaver, 1957-1963. 


 Birth year: 1904Death year: 1994Other name: Casting Calls:  1