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Beverly Lunsford

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Occupation  actress
Years active  1954–1969

Name  Beverly Lunsford
Role  Actress
Beverly Lunsford while crocheting

Full Name  Beverly Lunsford
Born  January 5, 1945 (1945-01-05) Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Notable work  The Intruder, Leave it to Beaver
Movies  The Intruder, Jennie: Wife/Child

Died  May 22, 2019 (aged 74) Canton, Georgia

Similar  Frank Maxwell , Robert Emhardt , Leo Gordon

Beverly Lunsford (January 5, 1945) was an American actress best known as the annoying female character, Shirley Fletcher, on the situation comedy television series, Leave it to Beaver, starring Jerry Mathers.


Beverly Lunsford in her white top with her autograph on the upper left corner

Early life

Lunsford was born in Atlanta, Georgia.


Lunsford's early career encompassed several stage performances as well as television and movies. She first appeared at the age of twelve in the 1957 Broadway production of The Rope Dancers starring Siobhan McKenna and Art Carney. Lunsford's big-screen work started soon after. She appeared in several anthology dramas, then progressed onto guest-starring role on television series like National Velvet, My Three Sons, and Leave It to Beaver. She temporarily played the part of Amy Ames Britton Kincaid on the CBS soap opera, The Secret Storm, during which she filled in for the main star, Jada Rowland.

Lunsford's starring role came in 1961 when she played in Roger Corman's topical drama The Intruder. The film dealt with race relations in the American South in the wake of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling.

In 1963, Lunsford was cast in Herbert L. Strock's horror film, The Crawling Hand. Lunsford made her last screen appearance in 1969, although she still appears at various public celebrity-oriented events.


She died on May 22, 2019 at the age of 74 in Canton, Georgia.


My Three Sons (TV Series) as
Betty Crawford
- Two O'Clock Feeding (1969) - Betty Crawford
Jennie: Wife/Child as
Jennie Peckingpaw
The Crawling Hand as
Patsy Townsend
Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) as
Shirley Fletcher
- Wally's Car Accident (1962) - Shirley Fletcher
- Wally's License (1962) - Shirley Fletcher
The Intruder as
Ella McDaniel
National Velvet (TV Series) as
Marilyn Winters / Marilyn
- The Riding Mistress (1961) - Marilyn
- Grudge Match (1961) - Marilyn Winters
- A Matter of Pride (1960) - Marilyn Winters
The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) as
Sylvia / Alison
- The Charlie and the Kid (1960)
- Death Minus One (1958) - Sylvia
- Outcast (1955) - Alison
That Night! as
Betsy Bowden
Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Storm Over Swan Lake (1956)
- Portrait of a Man (1956)
X Minus One (Podcast Series)
- The Veldt (1955) - (voice)
The Way of the World (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 May 1955 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 7 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 6 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 5 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 4 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 3 (1955)
- I for Isabelle - Part 2 (1955)
- I for Isabelle (1955)
Mr. Citizen (TV Series) as
Mary Wheeler
- Late for Supper (1955) - Mary Wheeler
The World of Mr. Sweeney (TV Series)
- Episode #1.127 (1955)
- Episode #1.116 (1955)
The Secret Storm (TV Series) as
Amy Ames Britton Kincaid #2 (1958-1960)
Hollywood Deb Star Ball (TV Special) as
Self - 1966 Deb Star


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