Frances Elizabeth Bavier
December 14, 1902
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 6, 1989 (aged 86)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Other names||Hazel Howard|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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.She also appeared in an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock TV show entitled “Revenge”
Sources[change | change source]
- "Frances Bavier Dead; TV Performer Was 86". The New York Times. 1989-12-08. Retrieved 2009-05-14.