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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

Thursday
November 27
2:00pm
Opie the Bird Man
Opie kills a mother bird with his slingshot and is forced to become her babies' surrogate mother.
TV-G
2:30pm
Citizens Arrest
A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn.
TV-G
Monday
December 1
9:00am
The Darling Baby
The Darling family returns to Mayberry.
TV-G
9:36am
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
10:12am
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
10:48am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
Tuesday
December 2
9:00am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
9:36am
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
10:12am
The Rehabilitation of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
TV-G
10:48am
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
TV-G