Black Pit. Written by Albert Maltz
. Directed by Irivng Gordon. Civic Repertory Theatre: 20 Mar 1935- Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/85 performances). Cast: Frances Bavier
(as "Mrs. Floyd") [Broadway debut], Alan Baxter, Alice Brooks, Howard Da Silva
(as "Hansy McCulloh"), Nonnie Edwards, Elliott Fisher, Clyde Franklin,
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.
"Nobody will move me, I am not a dining room table, I am not a sofa, I am not a rug, how dare you!" [her reaction to Howard Morris trying to rearrange the set].