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Frances Elizabeth Bavier
Birth: Dec. 14, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1989
Siler City
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA

Actress. She was most noted for her performance as "Aunt Bee" on the Andy Griffith Show TV series. She appeared in 10 films and 4 television series. Born in New York City, she began her acting career in April 1925, on Broadway, in the play "The Poor Nut." During World War II, she travelled with the USO to entertain troops in the Pacific. In 1951, she got her first film role, that of Mrs Barley in the movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Her last movie was in 1974, in "Benji" where she was the woman with the cat. She played Mrs. Amy Morgan in the TV series "It's a Great Life", and the role of Nora in "The Eve Arden Show." However, she is most remembered for her role of Aunt Bee in "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960 to 1968) and its spinoff series, "Mayberry RFD". (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
Family links: 
  Charles Samuel Bavier (1850 - 1920)
  Mary Birmingham Bavier (1867 - 1920)
Oakwood Cemetery
Siler City
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 2, Part 6, lot 3
GPS (lat/lon): 35.73314, -79.47153
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1457
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Everyone should have an Aunt Bee. I believe you showed the world how to be kinder and gentler. Thank you for such wholesome entertainment. You mentored many generations. Rest in Peace.
- JoAnne Long
 Added: May. 22, 2017

- Barb C
 Added: Apr. 30, 2017
Thinking of America's "Aunt Bee" at EASTER. God bless you dear Frances. Rest well
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017
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