Bay, Frances 1918-

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Bay, Frances 1918-


Born January 1, 1918, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; married Charles Bay (died, May, 2002).


Agent—The McCabe Group, 8285 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actress. Appeared in commercials for Kodak Advantix cameras, 1997, and Little Debbie snacks, 1998.

Awards, Honors:

Gemini Award, best guest actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, for Road to Avonlea; DramaLogue award, for Uncommon Women and Others and Right of Way; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination, for The Man Who Came to Dinner.


Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Number Our Days; Uncommon Women and Others; Right of Way; The Man Who Came to Dinner; Sarcophagus; The Pleasure of His Company; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; Grease; Finnegans Wake; Genius.

Film Appearances:

Mrs. Russel, Foul Play, Paramount, 1978.

Mrs. DeLillo, Head Over Heels (also known as Chilly Scenes of Winter), United Artists, 1979.

Librarian, The Attic, Hallmark Video, 1979.

Female patient, Buddy Buddy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981.

Mrs. Lewenowski, Honky Tonk Freeway, Universal, 1981.

Dream On!, 1981.

Old woman, Double Exposure (also known as Model Killer), Crown International Pictures, 1982.

Birdie Fallmouth, Private School (also known as Private School for Girls), Universal, 1983.

Lady with dog, The Karate Kid, Columbia, 1984.

Betty Gritz, Movers and Shakers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

Aunt Barbara, Blue Velvet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986.

Bertril, Nomads, Paramount Home Video, 1986.

Medium Rare, 1987.

Mrs. Haynes, Big Top Pee-Wee, Paramount, 1988.

Mother Superior, Twins, Argentina Video Home, 1988.

Mrs. Milo, The Karate Kid, Part III, Columbia, 1989.

Evelyn Metcalf, Arachnophobia, Buena Vista, 1990.

Madam, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990.

Arizona motel clerk, The Grifters, Miramax, 1990.

Esmeralda, The Pit and the Pendulum (also known as The Inquisitor), JGM Entertainment, 1990.

Mrs. Menges, Critters 3 (also known as Critters 3: You Are What They Eat), New Line Home Video, 1991.

Mrs. Tremond, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Elderly neighbor, Single White Female, Columbia, 1992.

Grandma, Inside Monkey Zetterland (also known as Monkey Zetterland), IRS Media, 1992.

Aunt Sylvia, The Neighbor, Allegro Films, 1993.

Mrs. Rosemont, The Paper Boy (also known as The Paperboy), Allegro Films, 1994.

Mrs. Pickman, In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Grandma Gilmore, Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996.

Elisabeth Kronner, Never Too Late (also known as Jamais trop tard), Allegro Distribution, 1997.

Mitzi, Mitzi & Joe, 1997.

Midge, Changing Habits, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Edith Proxmire, Krippendorf's Tribe, Buena Vista, 1998.

Raspy, Sparkler, Strand Releasing, 1998.

Old woman, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1999.

Storyteller, The Storyteller, 1999.

Thelma Burr, Inspector Gadget, 1999.

Rosa, A Day in the Life (also known as Les lilas d'automne), 2000.

Mrs. Steiner, Stranger Than Fiction, 2000.

Mrs. Sloan, The Operator, Black Wolf Productions, 2000.

Mrs. Dartmutter, Finder's Fee, 2000.

Harry's wife, Cookies for Harry (short), 2001.

Dottie, The Wedding Planner (also known as Wedding Planner—verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Columbia, 2001.

Mrs. Darmsetter, Finder's Fee, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Grandma Julia Sposato, Kiss the Bride, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Wise Old Woman, The Movie Hero (also known as Frame of Mind), 2003.

Anna Freud, A Freudian Image (short), 2003.

Grandma Shallot, In the Land of Milk and Money, 2004.

Vivian Barry, The Red Scarf (short), 2005.

Fortune teller, Edmond, First Independent Pictures, 2005.

Nanna, Ring Around the Rosie (also known as Fear Itself: Dark Memories), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.

Rosie Mcintyre, Bare Knuckles, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gideon Oliver, ABC, 1989.

Mrs. Fitch, The Hughleys, 1998-2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Myra Hill, Murder in Texas, 1981.

Annie Pyle, By Way of the Stars (also known as Der lange weg des Lukas B.), Disney Channel, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mrs. Quincy, Topper, 1979.

Madame Zarona, The Big Hex of Little Lulu, 1981.

Mabel Simpson, Callie & Son (also known as Callie and Son and Rags to Riches), CBS, 1981.

Old woman, Second Sight: A Love Story, CBS, 1984.

Herbina Plum, The President of Love, 1984.

Lydia, Amos, CBS, 1985.

The Eagle and the Bear, 1985.

Convicted: A Mother's Story, 1987.

Mary, Police Story: Monster Manor, ABC, 1988.

Iva Ruth McKinney, Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (also known as Grave Secrets), CBS, 1992.

Martha Craddock, Forever Love, CBS, 1998.

Mrs. Lewis, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, CBS, 1999.

Maggie Winchester, Oh, Baby (also known as Bratty Babies and Paroles de bebes), 2001.

Older woman, Annie's Point, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Also appeared in Where Are My Children; LBJ.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mrs. Hamilton, Christmastime with Mister Rogers, 1977.

Madame Zarona, "The Big Hex of Little Lulu," ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1981.

Mrs. Timmins, Wings, PBS, 1983.

Elder Rosalie, Rossini's Ghost, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Flower vendor, "With This Gun, I Thee Wed," Hart to Hart, 1979.

Cleaning lady, "What Murder?," Hart to Hart, 1981.

Mrs. Wilson, "My Hero," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1981.

"Hurricane," Flamingo Road, 1981.

"Bad Chemistry," Flamingo Road, 1981.

Aunt Hortense, "The Return of Hughie Hogg," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1981.

Title role, "Grandma Nussbaum," Happy Days, ABC, 1982.

Grandma Nussbaum, "Going Steady," Happy Days, ABC, 1982.

Alma Hubbard, "Eighty-Eight Keys to Happiness," Father Murphy, 1982.

Mother Trust, "Scene Steelers," Remington Steele, NBC, 1983.

"Charleston: The Spenders," Lottery!, 1983.

Grandmother, "Little Red Riding Hood," Faerie Tale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre"), 1983.

Grandma Nussbaum, "Passages: Part 2," Happy Days, ABC, 1984.

Mrs. Menlo, "Keaton and Son," Family Ties, NBC, 1984.

Mrs. Gordon, "A Cold Night in Chicago," E/R, 1984.

Grandma George, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?," Fame, NBC, 1985.

Edna Kiss, "Violation," Cagney & Lacey, 1985.

Mrs. Santa Claus, "Santa '85," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), 1985.

Mrs. McRae, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985.

Mrs. Enid Brubaker, "Take My Shirt … Please?" Cheers, NBC, 1986.

Mrs. Greene, "Taps for Officer Remy," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1986.

Elizabeth Mies, "Larry of Arabia," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

Agnes Rich, "The Case of Don Diablo," Simon & Simon, 1986.

Librarian, "The Play's the Thing," Riptide, 1986.

"Requiem for Billy," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1986.

Sarah, "Grey Belts," Sidekicks, 1986.

Widow Kelsey, The Cavanaughs, 1986.

Mrs. Renninger, "Ewe Can't Go Home Again," St. Elsewhere, 1987.

Mrs. Zimmer, "Ike and Son," The Oldest Rookie, 1987.

"Vigilante," Houston Knights, 1988.

Miss Emma Parsons, "The Bogota Million," Hunter, 1988.

Claire, "The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1988.

Becky, "Sudden Storm," Simon & Simon, 1988.

Mrs. Henderson, "Don't Worry Be Pregnant," Newhart, 1989.

Witch, "Rudy, You're Not Yourself Today," Tales from the Crypt, 1990.

Mrs. Tremond, "Coma," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

"The Christmas Mysteries," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), 1990.

Mrs. Laskey, "Fatal Obsession: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1991.

Eleanor, "Arthur," Life Goes On, ABC, 1991.

Rose Hayes, "The Defense," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Samantha Bergstrom, "The Trial: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Celia Lidner, "A Man's Best Friend," Pacific Station, 1991.

Miss Suzette, Down the Shore, 1991.

Mildred "Millie" Reynolds, "Moments to Live—May 4, 1985," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

Mary DeBreeze, "Silence of the Lambskins," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

Sarah, "Love Letters," Life Goes On, ABC, 1992.

Candy, "Savor the Veal: Parts 2 & 3," Who's the Boss?, 1992.

"The Pig in the Python," Middle Ages, 1992.

Sylvia, "Charley for President," Empty Nest, 1992.

Agnes, "The Fracas in Vegas," Empty Nest, 1993.

Gertrude, The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1993.

Patricia Peters, "Pride and Prejudice," Street Legal, CBC, 1993.

Aunt Francine, "Alex, Then and N.O.W.," The Five Mrs. Buchanans, CBS, 1994.

Dorothy, "Excelsius Dei," The X-Files, Fox, 1994.

Daisy, "Lost Weekend," Dave's World, 1994.

The Crew, Fox, 1995.

Granny, "Snow Orchid," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Bella, "Sweet Denial," Platypus Man, UPN, 1995.

Ardith Cannon, "Off Broadway: Parts 1 & 2," The Commish, ABC, 1995.

Sarah McCoy, "Home Care," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Mrs. Henderson, "The Sugar Shack," The Crew (also known as Cabin Pressure), 1995.

Kate Downey, "Injustice for All," Courthouse, 1995.

Winnifred Ward, "After the Ball Is Over," Road to Avonlea (also known as Tales from Avonlea), Disney Channel and CBC, 1996.

Elderly woman, "The Rye," Seinfeld, 1996.

Mabel Choate, "The Cadillac," Seinfeld, 1996.

Aunt Charlotte, "The Boxer Rebellion," Life with Roger, The WB, 1997.

Mrs. Davis, "Three of a Con," Players, NBC, 1997.

Mrs. Tidgely, "What a Card," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1997.

Elderly Swiss jeweler, "Murder in the Air," Diagnosis: Murder, CBS, 1997.

Mrs. Elliot, Social Studies, 1997.

Opal, "Friends," Clueless, ABC, 1998.

Mabel Choate, "The Finale: Part 1," Seinfeld, 1998.

Miss Wilson, "The Art of War," C-16: FBI, ABC, 1998.

Elizabeth John, "Chelsea's Ex," Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

Mildred Grayson, "The Gift," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (also known as Beyond Belief), 1998.

Mrs. Fitch, The Hughleys, ABC, 1998.

Viola McKnight, "A Nice Home in the Country," Da Vinci's Inquest, CBC, 1999.

Georgia, "Witch Hunt," ER, NBC, 2001.

Evil old lady, Passions, NBC, 2001.

Laurie Evans, "Awards Bob," Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001.

Old Phoebe, "The Three Faces of Phoebe," Charmed, The WB, 2002.

"Make Over," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2002.

Joan Hart, "This Baby's Gonna Fly," Presidio Med, ABC, 2002.

Cathy, "Debt It Be," Hannah Montana, Disney Channel, 2006.

Also appeared in Touched by an Angel; Hill Street Blues.


Music Videos:

Appeared in Jimmy Fallon's "Idiot Boyfriend."

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