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Hope Summers

  • Birth 7 Jun 1896 Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 22 Jun 1979 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 6859375

Motion picture and television actress. She is most remembered for her work on "The Andy Griffith Show." Her character went through a variety of names, such as 'Bertha Edwards' and 'Clara Johnson' before the producers finally settled on 'Clara Edwards.' In addition to TV appearaces, she appeared in movies such as "Edge Of Eternity," "Inherit The Wind," "Parrish," "Spencer's Mountain," "The Ghost And Mr. Chicken," and "Rosemary's Baby." Her television appearances included "The Rifleman," "Gunsmoke," "Maverick," "The Untouchables," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Bewitched," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Banacek," "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Dennis The Menace," "Gomer Pyle," "Little House On The Prairie," "Petticoat Junction," "That Girl," and "Welcome Back Kotter." Her last film role was in the 1978 movie "Foul Play" with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.

Bio by: Craig Alan Kestner


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Craig Alan Kestner
  • Added: 17 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6859375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hope Summers (7 Jun 1896–22 Jun 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6859375, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .