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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, 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) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Samuel Bavier (1850 - 1920)
  Mary Birmingham Bavier (1867 - 1920)
 
Inscription:
"AUNT BEE"
"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE"
 
Burial:
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
Frances Elizabeth Bavier
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Aunt Bee, When I watch you, I see my own grandmother. Your mannerisms and physical looks match my Grandmother Velma. Know you're sitting on the front porch in Heaven enjoying Southern sweet tea & having ice cream.
- B Powers
 Added: Aug. 26, 2016
Blessings to you
- Deb
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016
Thank you Francis, for all the wonderful years you gave us. Entertaining us, all of us wanting an aunt Bee. Rest in peace sweet lady.
- Cathy Woyat
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016
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