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Hope Summers (1896–1979)


Versatile, dark-haired actress Hope Summers could portray a friendly neighbor or companion as she did for Frances Bavier's Aunt Bee character on many episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (1960) or a deceptive threat as her witch character proved to be to John Cassavetes' quivering pregnant wife in Rosemary's Baby (1968). Born in 1896 (some sources ... See full bio »

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 1978 Foul Play
Ethel
 1978 Another Day (TV Series)
Olive / Olive Gardner
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Olive
- Room for One More (1978) ... Olive
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Olive
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Olive Gardner
 1978 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1977 Lust of a Eunuch (Short)
Judith Bowen (uncredited)
 1977 Evil Town
Alice Wylie
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Addie Bjornesen
- The Collection (1976) ... Addie Bjornesen
 1976 Snip (TV Series)
Aunt Polly
 1975 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Ms. Riley
- Mr. Kotter, Teacher (1975) ... Ms. Riley
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Sarah Wilson
- Savage Sunday (1975) ... Sarah Wilson
 1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Lucille Nelson
- Garage Sale (1975) ... Lucille Nelson
 1974 Death Sentence (TV Movie)
Emily Boylan
 1974 Our Time
Biology Teacher
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Nurse Meg Cratty
- The Trial of Henry Blake (1973) ... Nurse Meg Cratty
 1973 Charley Varrick
Mess Vesta
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Mrs. Liddell
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Mrs. Liddell
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
 1972 Where Does It Hurt?
Nurse Throttle
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Mrs. Beeman
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Lettie Moore (segment "The Dark Boy")
- The Dark Boy/Keep in Touch - We'll Think of Something (1971) ... Lettie Moore (segment "The Dark Boy")
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Minnie Leona
- The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney (1971) ... Minnie Leona
 1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Carolyn
- Samantha's Old Man (1970) ... Carolyn
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Clara Fisher
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Whittaker
- Epidemic (1970) ... Mrs. Whittaker
 1969 The Flim-Flam Man (TV Movie)
Debbie Packard
 1969 The Learning Tree
Mrs. Kiner
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Miss Marker
- Eleven Angry Men and That Girl (1968) ... Miss Marker
 1968 5 Card Stud
Customer in General Store (uncredited)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Hansen
- No Experience Necessary (1967) ... Mrs. Hansen
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Clarice
- The Secret Life of Gomer Pyle (1967) ... Clarice
 1966 Penelope
Shop Lady (uncredited)
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Gigi
- Phyllis Goes Commercial (1966) ... Gigi
- Phyllis, the Cookie Tycoon (1966) ... Gigi
- Phyllis, the Milkmaid (1966) ... Gigi
 1966 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
Sybil Bennington
- My Husband, the Knight (1966) ... Sybil Bennington
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Miss Pringle
- Jethro Goes to College (1966) ... Miss Pringle
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Susanna Blush (uncredited)
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mabel Denton
- The Crowded Wedding Ring (1965) ... Mabel Denton
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Lady with Dog
- Odd But True (1965) ... Lady with Dog
 1965 The Hallelujah Trail
Mrs. Hasselrad (as Hope Sommers)
 1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
 1964 My Living Doll (TV Series)
Edwina
- I'll Leave It to You (1964) ... Edwina
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mrs. Donaldson / Mrs. Drake
- A Touch of Larceny (1964) ... Mrs. Donaldson
- The Substitute Teacher (1964) ... Mrs. Drake
 1964 One Man's Way
Mrs. Elwood Thompson
 1962-1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Jenny - Copa Club Cleaning Woman / Mrs. Simpson
- Howdy, Neighbors (1964) ... Mrs. Simpson
- The Big Fight (1962) ... Jenny - Copa Club Cleaning Woman
- Useless Charley (1962) ... Jenny - Copa Club Cleaning Woman
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Edna
- Hot Potato a La Hazel (1964) ... Edna
 1958-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Aunt Jen / Della Bass / Ellen Cade
- Legends Don't Sleep (1963) ... Aunt Jen
- Old Fool (1960) ... Della Bass
- Gypsum Hills Feud (1958) ... Ellen Cade
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Carrie Cobb
- Keep It Cool (1963) ... Carrie Cobb
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Mrs. Rutledge
- The Day of the First Suitor (1963) ... Mrs. Rutledge
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Mother Ida
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- High Society (1963)
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Letta Hodges / Neighbor
- Elegy (1962) ... Letta Hodges
- The Rusty Heller Story (1960) ... Neighbor (uncredited)
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Mrs. McCurtin
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (1962) ... Mrs. McCurtin
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Head of women's committee
- Alice (1962) ... Head of women's committee (uncredited)
 1962 Rome Adventure
Mrs. Stillwell (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Madge
- The Bronc-Buster (1962) ... Madge
 1962 The Couch
Mrs. Quimby
 1961 Claudelle Inglish
Ernestine Peasley (uncredited)
 1961 Homicidal
Mrs. Martha Adrims (uncredited)
 1961 Angel Baby
Roman at Revival Meeting (uncredited)
 1961 Parrish
Mary (uncredited)
 1960 Fury (TV Series)
- The Witch (1960)
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Madame Jeanette
- The Long Drive (1959) ... Madame Jeanette
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Angie Kirkham
- Family Reunion (1959) ... Angie Kirkham
 1959 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mrs. Burns
- Dennis Sells Bottles (1959) ... Mrs. Burns
 1959 Edge of Eternity
Motel Attendant (uncredited)
 1959 Hound-Dog Man
Jewell Crouch
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Mrs. Dodge
- Passenger to Mescalero (1959) ... Mrs. Dodge
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Leather / Landlady
- Edge of the Knife (1959) ... Leather
- The Missing Night Watchman (1959) ... Landlady
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Mrs. Wagner
- Obsession (1959) ... Mrs. Wagner
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Miss Pilgrim
- The Saga of Sam Bass (1959) ... Miss Pilgrim
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Dora
- If the Bough Breaks (1959) ... Dora
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1957-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Aunt / Mrs. Wagner
- Train for Tecumseh (1959) ... Aunt
- No Man Can Tame Me (1959) ... Mrs. Wagner
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Martha Abbott
- Brasada Spur (1959) ... Martha Abbott
 1956-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Nurse O'Brian / Nurse O'Brien
- Sister Ann (1959) ... Nurse O'Brian
- Three and Two, Please (1956) ... Nurse O'Brien
 1959 Divorce Court (TV Series)
 1958 I Want to Live!
Ethel - Policewoman on Bus (uncredited)
 1958 The Return of Dracula
Cornelia (uncredited)
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Housekeeper
- Waiting Up for Kelly (1958) ... Housekeeper
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Bluebeard's Seventh Wife (1958) ... Old Lady
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Letitia
- The Pre-Incan Caper (1958) ... Letitia
 1957-1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mae O'Malley / Wagon Train Passenger
- The Luke O'Malley Story (1958) ... Mae O'Malley
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Wagon Train Passenger
 1957 Zero Hour!
Mrs. Summers
 1957 Sally (TV Series)
Woman Tourist
- Episode #1.7 (1957) ... Woman Tourist
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Helen Milliron
- Ride Til You Die (1957) ... Helen Milliron
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Walsh / Martha
- Design for November (1957) ... Mrs. Walsh
- Criminal Code (1956) ... Martha
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Miss Wakefield
- High Fever (1957) ... Miss Wakefield (uncredited)
- Mother by Proxy (1957)
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Maid / Marie Tallendier
- The End of Indian Summer (1957) ... Maid
- The Perfect Murder (1956) ... Marie Tallendier
 1957 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Della Loganbury
- Not Quite Paradise (1957) ... Della Loganbury
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Country Editor (1956)
 1950 Better Use of Leisure Time (Short)
Ken's mother (uncredited)
 1950 Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel (TV Series)
Belinda Catherwood (1951-1952)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

TV commercials: Was the voice of "Mrs. Butterworth" in the long-running series of commercials for "Mrs. Butterworth" maple syrup

Alternate Names:

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Her father was a member of Congress. Two brothers had successful business careers and later entered the Diplomatic Corps. See more »

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Gemini

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