Aunt Bee: Sex Symbol and Diva?

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A young Frances Bavier publicity photo as a fledging  Broadway stage actress. Aunt Bee was a looker!  No, I am serious.  Briscoe Darling, the various traveling salesmen, and all her other suitors on the Andy Griffith Show had it right.  She was some catch…but no one ever did! Frances Elizabeth Bavier was born in New […]

Mayberry’s Aunt Bee

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Many of us delighted in watching Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) on the Andy Griffith Show and later on Mayberry R.F.D.  Aunt Bee was the beloved maiden aunt of the widowed Andy.  After his housekeeper left to get married Aunt Bee moved into the house to take care of Andy and Opie. Even though she never […]