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Hope Summers Bio
This biography is about the lady who portrayed Aunt Bee's best friend and neighbor ( and classmate at Sweetbriar Normal School ), Clara Edwards, better known in real life as Hope Summers. Her character on The Andy Griffith Show went through a variety of names, such as Bertha Edwards and Clara Johnson before the producers finally settled on Clara Edwards.Hope Summers was born in Mattoon, Illinois in 1901. She passed away on July 22, 1979. Ms. Summers loved and respected the art of acting...
Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919 – August 23, 2001) Her career spanned more than 50 years. She portrayed acerbic maids, secretaries, teachers, busybodies, nurses, and battle-axe neighbors, almost invariably to comic effect. Taught acting classes in Los Angeles. Freeman also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild.