Frances Bavier Actor

Frances bavier

Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American stage and television actress. Originally from the New York theatre, Bavier worked in film and television from the 1950s. She played the continuing role of Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. from 1960 to 1970. Aunt Bee logged more Mayberry years (ten) than any other character. Miss Bavier won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actress for the role in 1967. Born in New York City, Bavier attended Columbia University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before embarking on a career in acting. She first appeared in vaudeville, later moving to the Broadway stage. Bavier had roles in more than a dozen films, as well as having played a range of supporting roles on television. Career highlights include the play Point of No Return, alongside Henry Fonda, and her turn as Mrs. Barley in the classic 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. In 1957 she played Nora Martin, mother to Eve Arden in the short-lived series The Eve Arden Show. Bavier had a love-hate relationship with her most famous role, Aunt Bee, during The Andy Griffith Show.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 14th, 1902
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 6th, 1989 at age of 87
Place of death
Siler City
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Religion
Presbyterianism
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)
North Carolina , United States, with Territories
pop. 9,848,060 (2013)

Education

1. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

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2. American Academy of Dramatic Arts Colleges/University

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited 2-year conservatory with facilities located in Manhattan, New York City – at 120 Madison Avenue, in a landmark building designed by noted architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club – and in Hollywood, California – at 1336 North La Brea Avenue, in a new building on the site of the former studios of Charlie Chaplin.

Type Drama school
Founded
1884
Headquarters
120 Madison Avenue, 10016 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2010. 234
2009. 194
Acceptance rate
2010. 57.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 28.6 K $
Official web page www.aada.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama47.35
Thriller27.05
Mystery26.85
Adventure26.7
Western26.8
Romance26.0
Comedy76.4

1. Benji (1974)

Adventure, Family, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
$500K

This tail-wagging tale begins as Benji visits his pals Cindy and Paul, whose father Paul Chapman, won't let them give the mutt a home.  But the shaggy stray changes his mind by saving the day when Mitch and his reluctant partners kidnap the kids.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
,
Charles Lederer
1 Show list

It Started with a Kiss is a 1959 film starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. It was directed by George Marshall.

Awards

Top cast

Maggie Putnam
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958)

Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0

A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed is a 1958 film directed by Henry Levin.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Bad Seed (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery
played Woman in dinner party scene
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
129.0
15 Show list 1 Show list $1M

The Bad Seed is a 1956 American horror-thriller film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, and Eileen Heckart The film is based upon a play by Maxwell Anderson, which in turn is based upon William March's 1954 novel The Bad Seed. The play was adapted by John Lee Mahin for the screenplay of the film.

Awards

1956 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top cast

Leroy Jessup
Richard Bravo
Henry Daigle
Rhoda Penmark
Col. Kenneth Penmark
Rhoda's Classmate
The Doctor
Hortense Daigle
Emory Wages
Monica Breedlove
Christine Penmark
Guard in Hospital Corridor
Claudia Fern
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Man in the Attic (1953)

Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
1 Show list

Man in the Attic is a 1953 mystery film directed by Hugo Fregonese. It was released in the United States on December 23 by Twentieth Century Fox. The movie, based on the 1913 novel The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes, fictionalizes the Jack the Ripper killings which was previously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927, by Maurice Elvey in 1932, by John Brahm in 1944, and subsequently by David Ondaatje in 2009.

Awards

Top cast

Slade
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. The Stooge (1952)

Comedy, Drama, Musical
played Mrs. Rogers
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
Martin Rackin
,
5 Show list

The Stooge is a 1952 American comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. The film was released on December 31, 1952 by Paramount.

Awards

Top cast

Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
Mary Turner
Ben Bailey
Genevieve 'Frecklehead' Tait
Leo Lyman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Joseph J. Lilley
English
United States of America

7. My Wife's Best Friend (1952)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0

My Wife's Best Friend is a 1952 Comedy directed by Richard Sale, starring Anne Baxter and Macdonald Carey.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Sally and Saint Anne (1952)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Sally and Saint Anne is a 1952 film directed by Rudolph Mate.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

9. Bend of the River (1952)

Action, Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
,
Frank Cleaver
2 Show list

Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson. Based on the 1952 novel Bend of the Snake by Bill Gulick, the film is about a tough cowboy who risks his life to deliver confiscated supplies to homesteaders after gold is discovered in the region. Bend of the River was filmed on location is on Mount Hood, Sandy River, and Timberline, Oregon. This is the second Western film collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.

Awards

Top cast

Glyn McLyntock
Trey Wilson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

10. The Lady Says No (1952)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

The Lady Says No is a 1952 American film directed by Frank Ross with sequences filmed at Fort Ord, Pebble Beach and Carmel, California.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Horizons West (1952)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
4 Show list

Horizons West is a 1952 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan.

Awards

Top cast

Cord Hardin
Neil Hammond
Dandy Taylor
Tiny McGilligan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

12. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Mrs. Barley
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
7 Show list 1 Show list $1.2M

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 20th Century Fox black-and-white science fiction film directed by Robert Wise. It was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. The film stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe. A humanoid alien visitor comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful robot, to deliver an important message to humanity.

Awards

1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Top cast

Professor Barnhardt
Helen Benson
Tom Stevens
Military Police Captain
Bobby Benson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Alien Visitation
Flying saucer
Extraterrestrial life
Cold War
First contact
,
Clinton Sandeen
The Day the Earth Stood Still
French, English, Hindi
United States of America

13. Girls About Town (1931)

Comedy
played Joy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
,
Brian Marlow
1 Show list

Girls About Town is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by George Cukor and starring Kay Francis and Joel McCrea.

Awards

Top cast

Wanda Howard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Mayberry R.F.D.

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 23rd, 1968 March 29th, 1971 3 English

2. The Eve Arden Show

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 17th, 1957 March 25th, 1958 1 English

3. The Andy Griffith Show

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Aunt Bee
CBS
October 3rd, 1960 April 1st, 1968 9 English

4. It's a Great Life

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
September 7th, 1954 June 3rd, 1956 2 English

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E26 April 3rd, 1959 Granda Fenwick

City Detective

Program genre

Police procedural

External resources

City Detective is a half-hour syndicated crime drama starring Rod Cameron as 43-year-old Bart Grant, a tough 1950s New York City police lieutenant. The first of three consecutive Rod Cameron series, City Detective aired between January 1, 1953 and May 10, 1955. Late in 1953, the publication Variety noted that the series had been sold to 1,971 television stations, a then syndication record.nNumerous actors who appeared on City Detective later landed roles on established network series, including Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont, who appeared in separate episodes some three years before they were cast as the concerned parents in the sitcom Leave It to Beaver. Madge Blake, a peripheral figure in Leave It to Beaver as well as the Walter Brennan series The Real McCoys, also guest starred on City Detective. Andy Clyde, who played Madge Blake's brother on The Real McCoys, appeared as Pop in the 1955 episode Desert Ice. Doris Packer of Leave It to Beaver and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis appeared as Florence in the episode Sixteen Vertical.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E33 1954 Luella
S00-E31 1954 Olive
S00-E02 1953 Mrs. Blake

Dragnet

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E05 September 29th, 1955 Hazel Howard
S03-E39 May 27th, 1954 guest star
S03-E08 October 22nd, 1953

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E25 March 10th, 1957 Miss Trimingham
Jules Munshin

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Program genre

Sitcom
Military
Comedy

External resources

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. The show ran for five seasons and a total of 150 episodes. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008.nGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. was a hit, never placing lower than tenth in the Nielsen ratings, and ended its run as the second highest-rated series in the United States. It has enjoyed continued popularity through reruns and DVD releases. The series was created by Aaron Ruben, who also produced the show with Sheldon Leonard and Ronald Jacobs. Filmed and set in California, it stars Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle, a naive but good natured gas station attendant from the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, who enlists in the United States Marine Corps. Frank Sutton plays Gomer's high-octane, short fused Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter, and Ronnie Schell plays Gomer's friend Duke Slater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E01 September 8th, 1967

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 18th, 1953

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E39 June 21st, 1956 guest star
S05-E19 December 30th, 1954 Martha

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 9th, 1957 Louise Marlow

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 March 4th, 1960 Ellen Ferguson ,

Sugarfoot

Program genre

Western
Legal drama

External resources

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired on ABC from 1957 to 1961. The Warner Brothers production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E01 September 15th, 1959 Aunt Nancy Thomas

The Danny Thomas Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Danny Thomas Show is an American sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971.nIn March 1953, Danny Thomas first signed the contract for the show with ABC and chose Desilu Studios to film it using its three-camera method. Two proposed titles during pre-production were The Children's Hour and Here Comes Daddy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E20 February 15th, 1960

The Loretta Young Show

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes.nLetter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season's sponsor was Warner-Lambert's Listerine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 March 28th, 1954 Aunt Mary
S01-E28 April 4th, 1954 Mag
S01-E15 December 27th, 1953 Mrs. Logan

The Thin Man

Program genre

Adventure Film
Sitcom
Action/Adventure
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

The Thin Man is a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. The 72 episodes were produced by MGM Television and shown on NBC for two seasons from 1957–1959 on Friday evening.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 February 27th, 1959 guest star

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E25 March 25th, 1959 Sister Joseph

Awards won

1967 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Andy Griffith Show TV Sitcom
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Frances Bavier on wikipedia.

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