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Frances Bavier

Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American stage and television actress. Originally from New York theatre, Bavier worked in film and television from the 1950s. She played the 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. Bavier won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actress for the role in 1967. She never married or had children.

Oakwood Cemetery Siler City Chatham County North Carolina, USA...Frances Bavier buried here.

Frances Bavier....Her headstone includes the name of her most famous role, "Aunt Bee" and reads, "To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die."

Frances Bavier....On November 22, 1989, Bavier was admitted to Chatham Hospital. She suffered from both heart disease and cancer and was kept in the coronary care unit for two weeks. She was discharged on December 4, 1989, and died at her home two days later of a heart attack.

The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)--Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee Taylor, and Ron Howard as Opie Taylor

1987 Press Photo Frances Bavier Andy Griffith The Andy Griffith Show | eBay