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The Andy Griffith Show

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee

Francis Bavier began acting in 1925 as a member of various stage productions, and later toured overseas with the USO. In 1951, she began a 365-performance run on Broadway in "Point of No Return", starring Henry Fonda. Soon after that she made the jump to the silver screen in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Several features followed, as well as regular roles on television's The Great Life and The Eve Arden Show. Additionally, she appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason and Wagon Train. Aunt Bee became Bavier's signature role. She has the unique distinction of being the only player to endure the entire run of The Andy Griffith Show, and remaining through part of Mayberry, R.F.D. Bavier retired to Siler City, North Carolina after leaving Mayberry, though she did subsequently appear in several commercials and the children's movie Benji in 1974. She died on December 6, 1989 at the age of 87.

Character Bio

Andy's Aunt Bee has been caring for Andy and Opie since their previous housekeeper got married. Bee excels in the skills necessary to run a household. Bee may find herself in a pickle, but she always comes out smiling. Although she's usually found at home, she will, occasionally, go out of town. When she does, Andy and Opie try to make do without her while making sure she feels needed upon her return.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Wednesday
March 4
9:36am
Bailey's Bad Boy
A spoiled young man, arrested for speeding, threatens to use his father's clout against Andy unless charges are dismissed. Guest Star: Bill Bixby
TV-G
10:12am
Manicurist
A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives. Guest Star: Barbara Eden
TV-G
10:48am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
Thursday
March 5
9:30am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
10:00am
Jailbreak
Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail.
TV-G
10:30am
A Medal for Opie
Opie displays poor sportsmanship after finishing last in the 50-yard dash at the annual Sheriff's Boys Day meet.
TV-G
Friday
March 6
9:30am
A Medal for Opie
Opie displays poor sportsmanship after finishing last in the 50-yard dash at the annual Sheriff's Boys Day meet.
TV-G
10:00am
Barney and the Choir
Barney joins the Mayberry choir, which isn't exactly music to his fellow choir members' ears.
TV-G
10:30am
Guest of Honor
A traveling salesman passing through town is selected as Mayberry's guest of honor. Unfortunately, he's a pickpocket.
TV-G