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Frances Bavier
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Frances Bavier in 1964.
Born
Frances Elizabeth Bavier

(1902-12-14)December 14, 1902
Died December 6, 1989(1989-12-06) (aged 86)
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

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.


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