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Subject: FUN FACT: Blake began her acting career at age 50, and after achieving success on screen, and even ws later offered the role of Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show ...

...but was unable to accept as she was ALREADY cast on TV's Leave it Beaver show, but was able to recommend her close friend Frances Bavier.
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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 09:28:14pm
In reply to: Interesting! 's message, "Here are more details on the Career and Death (50 years ago today) of veteran character actress Miss Blake. ..." on Tuesday, February 19, 03:15:27pm

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Well ... her last "Beaver episode aired in February of 1960, and "Andy Griffith" didn't premiere until that fall.Plus, she only made occasional appearances, so I doubt whether she was under contract.Wednesday, February 20, 07:05:21am

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