~“She Ain’t Aunt Bee”~

Not Aunt Bee

Not Aunt Bee

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 08:50 AM.

Recently, my aunt sent me a picture of a pretty lady that was obviously taken a long time ago. It was one of those “You won’t believe who this is,” or “Guess who this is” kinds of messages.

I didn’t know. I could only tell the picture was taken a long time ago. The lady looked like she was a movie star and she didn’t look like she had enough clothes on for the time period. She was wearing some sort of polka dotted two-piece thing.

Times have changed, people wear next to nothing on television and sometimes they wear nothing.

The message noted that the beautiful lady in the black & white photograph was “Frances Bavier.” If you don’t know who that is – shame on you. Frances Bavier was “Aunt Bee” on The Andy Griffith Show.

Tracing down the picture and finding it out it was a hoax, the lady in the picture was actually Gloria DeHaven. She was a beautiful lady and famous for her work in the theatre, movies and television. Later in her career, she made guest appearances on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote and Marcus Welby, M.D.

If she was on The Love Boat, she had to be a big deal, but she was not Aunt Bee.

The picture of Gloria DeHaven was from a publicity shoot she was doing for a movie in 1949.

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