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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
January 28
9:00am
Opie's Fortune
Opie finds a change purse containing $50. Andy promises that it will be his if the rightful owner doesn't claim it in one week.
TV-G
9:36am
Goodbye Sheriff Taylor
Barney discovers that the role of Mayberry sheriff is not so easy when Andy travels to Raleigh to interview for a detective job.
TV-G
10:12am
The Pageant
The Mayberry Centennial Pageant is featuring a play about the founding of Mayberry.
TV-G
10:48am
The Darling Baby
The Darling family returns to Mayberry.
TV-G
Thursday
January 29
9:00am
The Darling Baby
The Darling family returns to Mayberry.
TV-G
9:30am
Andy and Helen Have Their Day
Andy and Helen have an awful time while trying to enjoy a picnic, thanks to the one and only Barney Fife. Guest Star: Aneta Corsaut
TV-G
10:00am
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
TV-G
10:30am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
Friday
January 30
9:00am
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
TV-G
9:30am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
10:00am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
10:30am
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G