Description: Viral image / Hoax
Circulating since: Feb. 2013
Status: False (see details below)
(As posted on Facebook, Feb. 22, 2013:
You would probably never guess who this lady was. Her name is Frances Bavier and she was Aunt Bee in the Andy Griffith show. Lovely Lady :-)
Analysis: It's true that actress Frances Bavier played the role of the matronly Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968), but whoever is trying to convince us that she posed for the pin-up photo above is pulling our collective leg.
It's actually a publicity still from the 1949 film Yes Sir, That's My Baby starring Donald O'Connor and, pictured in a bathing suit, Gloria DeHaven. DeHaven, born in 1925, was 24 years old when the photo was taken. Frances Bavier, born in 1902, would have been 47.
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Frances Bavier Bio
Gloria DeHaven Bio
Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2010
Last updated 04/09/13