Point of No Return. Written by Paul Osborn, from a novel by John P. Marquand. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Alvin Theatre: 13 Dec 1951- 22 Nov 1952 (356 performances). Cast: Henry Fonda
(as "Charles Gray"), Phil Arthur
(as "Jackie Mason") [final Broadway role], Frances Bavier
(as "Esther Gray") [final Broadway ...
Frances Bouvier | Hazel Howard
Did You Know?
[speaking in the 1970s] I had played Aunt Bee for ten years and it's very, very difficult for an actress or actor to create a role and be so identified that you as a person no longer exist and all the recognition you get is for a part that's created on screen.
Sad, when Bavier retired in 1972, she quickly became a recluse in her two-story Siler City, North Carolina home. She rarely left the house. She left most of her $700,000 estate to a hospital foundation. The home in which she lived in for 17 years was poorly upheld upon her death, nearly irreparable from the damage caused by her 14 house cats.