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.
Despite her good-hearted image on screen, cast members of The Andy Griffith Show often remember her as difficult, temperamental and somewhat cold. Griffith himself said "There was just something about me she did not like."