Know This Famous Actress?
Any idea who this bathing beauty is? A friend sent me an e-mail with the same question. Despite being an actress on a show I watch frequently, I had no clue. How about you? Some clues, a noted theatrical actress on broadway appearing with the likes of Henry Fonda. The role she is best known for was one of her least favorite and despite the jovial character she portrayed, was reportedly a difficult to be around. Read more for the answer.
She’s Francis Bavier, Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith Show. There are many tales about her dislike for Andy Griffith on the show. He even admitted he never knew why, but for some reason she had a strong dislike for him.
According to Griffith (Larry King Live, April 24, 1998), Bavier phoned him four months before she died, and said she was deeply sorry for being “difficult” during the series’ run.