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Hope Summers (1896–1979)


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 seemingly amiable satanist in Rosemary's Baby (1968). Born in Mattoon, Illinois, she developed an early interest in the theater. Graduating from Northwestern School of Speech in ... See full bio »

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Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby Mrs. Gilmore
(1968)
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Mrs. Krebs - Righteous Townswoman
(1960)
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show Clara Edwards / Clara Johnson / Bertha Edwards / Miss Bedloe
(1961-1968)
The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour Agatha (Tilford's maid)
(1961)

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 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)
 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
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Nurse Meg Cratty
- The Trial of Henry Blake (1973) ... Nurse Meg Cratty
 1973 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Stella
- All the Nudes That's Fit to Print (1973) ... Stella
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Mrs. Liddell
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Mrs. Liddell
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
 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
 1968-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Clara Edwards
- The New Housekeeper (1970) ... Clara Edwards
- The Mayberry Float (1970) ... Clara Edwards
- The Mayberry Road (1970) ... Clara Edwards
- The Church Play (1968) ... Clara Edwards
- The Panel Show (1968) ... Clara Edwards
 1969 The Flim-Flam Man (TV Movie)
Debbie Packard
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Miss Marker
- Eleven Angry Men and That Girl (1968) ... Miss Marker
 1961-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Clara Edwards / Clara Johnson / Bertha Edwards / ...
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... Clara Edwards
- The Church Benefactors (1968) ... Clara Edwards
- Aunt Bee's Cousin (1967) ... Clara Edwards
- Aunt Bee and the Lecturer (1967) ... Clara Edwards
- Opie's Group (1967) ... Clara Edwards
 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 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
 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
 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
 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 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)
The Salvation Army Woman
- Drive Over to Exeter (1962) ... The Salvation Army Woman
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Mrs. McCurtin
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (1962) ... Mrs. McCurtin
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mrs. Bell
- The Long Shot Caper (1962) ... Mrs. Bell
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Madge
- The Bronc-Buster (1962) ... Madge
 1960-1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Ruth Pickford / Lucretia Mott
- Feud at Dome Rock (1962) ... Ruth Pickford
- A Woman's Rights (1960) ... Lucretia Mott
 1958-1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Hattie Denton
- Seven (1960) ... Hattie Denton
- The Fourflusher (1960) ... Hattie Denton
- The Prodigal (1960) ... Hattie Denton
- The Vision (1960) ... Hattie Denton
- A Time for Singing (1960) ... Hattie Denton
 1960 Fury (TV Series)
Annie
- The Witch (1960) ... Annie
 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 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)
Irate woman
- A Man Takes a Trip (1959) ... Irate woman
 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 The Californians (TV Series)
Mrs. Snider
- Dangerous Journey (1958) ... Mrs. Snider (uncredited)
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Mrs. Martin
- The Fugitives (1958) ... Mrs. Martin (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 Lorfield
- The Pre-Incan Caper (1958) ... Letitia Lorfield
 1957-1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mae O'Malley / Wagon Train Member
- The Luke O'Malley Story (1958) ... Mae O'Malley
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Wagon Train Member
 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)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Ella Tostenson
- Stranded (1957) ... Ella Tostenson
 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
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- No Sentiment (1957)
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Mrs. Bartlett
- Double Life (1957) ... Mrs. Bartlett (uncredited)
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Country Editor (1956)
 1950 Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel (TV Series)
Belinda Catherwood (1951-1952)
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Perhaps best known to younger generations as one of the two dirty-word Scrabble-playing old women in Foul Play (1978). See more »

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Gemini

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