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Frances Bavier

American stage and television actress

Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American actress. She played Aunt Bee in the sitcom television series The Andy Griffith Show. She played the same character in the sequel series Mayberry, R. F. D.. Bavier won two Emmy Awards. She retired from acting and moved to Siler City, North Carolina. She is buried there.

Frances Bavier
Frances Bavier 1964.JPG
Frances Bavier in 1964.
Born
Frances Elizabeth Bavier

(1902-12-14)December 14, 1902
DiedDecember 6, 1989(1989-12-06) (aged 86)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery
Other namesHazel Howard
Alma materColumbia University
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationActress
Years active1930–1974

Early life and careerEdit

Born in New York City, Bavier originally planned to become a teacher after attending Columbia University. She first appeared in vaudeville, later moving to the Broadway stage.[1]

SourcesEdit

  1. "Frances Bavier Dead; TV Performer Was 86". The New York Times. 1989-12-08. Retrieved 2009-05-14.