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Aunt Bee was a fairy?

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Do you remember “Aunt Bee” from the 1960’s TV series The Andy Griffith Show? That actress' name is Frances Bavier. She was born December 14th 1902, only 1 year and 9 days after Walt Disney Was born. She was used as one of the live action reference models for the fairies in Sleeping Beauty (1959). I can’t find any specific information as to witch fairy she portrayed of the three fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. The other two live action models were Spring Byington (December Bride TV series in the 1950’s) and Helene Stanley (who played “Aunt Harriet Cooper” in the Batman series of the 1960’s).

Categories: Disney Trivia

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