Frances Bavier

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Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier in 1964.
Born Frances Elizabeth Bavier
December 14, 1902(1902-12-14)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 6, 1989(1989-12-06) (aged 86)
Siler City, North Carolina, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Other names Hazel Howard
Alma mater Columbia University
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1930–1974

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.

Early life and career[change | change source]

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]

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