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.
After moving to North Carolina upon her retirement Frances was initially named honorary chairman of the Christmas Seal drive for the Mid-State Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association and was appointed chairman of the 1973 Easter Seal Campaign for the North Central Chapter of the state Easter Seal society. As time passed, however, Bavier found herself overwhelmed by demands of her ...