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Lillian Bronson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lillian Bronson (October 21, 1902 - August 2, 1995) was an American character actress. She performed in over 80 films, 60 of the films from 1939 to 1964, and appeared in over one hundred television productions from 1949 to 1975. Bronson was born Lillian Rumsey Bronson in Lockport, New York, the daughter of a carriage builder, and attended the University of Michigan. She began her artistic career by performing plays at Broadway. During the Great Depression, Bronson and her late sister, Dorothy, opened the Bronson Studio in New York, designing and making toy animals and pillows. In 1943, Bronson appeared in the movie Happy Land as Mattie Dyer and on television in the episode "The Druid Circle" of The Philco Television Playhouse, that aired on March 6, 1949, in the role of Miss Dagnall. She then appeared in a long series of minor characters for many television series episodes from the early days of television until the mid-1970s, including many western genres. She became widely known for her role as the grandmother in the Kings Row television series. Bronson's final appearance on the small screen was as "Grandma Nussbaum", Fonzie's grandmother, in the episode "Fonzie Moves In" of the ABC-TV sitcom series Happy Days, which aired on September 9, 1975. Her final big screen appearance was in the film Kisses for My President (1964), in which she plays the part of Miss Currier.

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Oct 21, 1902 In Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie First Love 1939-11-10
Latest Project:
Series Happy Days 1974-01-15
Known For
Poster of The Andy Griffith Show
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of Beauty on Parade
Poster of Gaslight
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Funny Face Unknown 1971-09-18
Movie The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Mrs. Louise Murphy 1970-11-16
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Hank Unknown 1965-09-24
Movie Marnie Mrs. Maitland 1964-07-17
Movie Kisses For My President Miss Currier 1964-08-21
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie Spencer's Mountain Grandma Spencer 1963-05-16
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Walk on the Wild Side Amy Gerard 1962-03-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Battle at Bloody Beach Delia Ellis 1961-06-20
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series The Roaring 20's Unknown 1960-10-15
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Yancy Derringer Unknown 1958-10-02
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Date with the Angels Unknown 1957-05-10
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Foxfire Mrs. Potter 1955-07-13
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1954-10-15
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Affair with a Stranger Miss Crutcher 1953-06-20
Movie So This Is Love Mrs. Green 1953-07-15
Movie Room for One More Teacher (uncredited) 1952-01-10
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Miss Tompkins 1952-02-23
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Movie No Room for the Groom Aunt Elsa 1952-06-13
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie The Sword of Monte Cristo Pepite 1951-03-03
Movie Excuse My Dust Mrs. Matilda Bullitt 1951-06-27
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Dakota Lil Sheriff's Wife 1950-02-17
Movie Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey Prunella Pennyworth - Humphrey's Sister 1950-02-05
Movie Beauty on Parade Mrs. Enfield-Hyphen-Hatch 1950-05-04
Movie Father of the Bride Schoolteacher (uncredited) 1950-05-18
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Next Voice You Hear... Aunt Ethel 1950-06-29
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Aunt Addie 1949-07-29
Movie Rusty's Birthday Carrie Simmons 1949-11-03
Movie Sleep, My Love Helen 1948-02-18
Movie Family Honeymoon Aunt Jo 1948-12-06
Movie Welcome Stranger Miss Lennek 1947-06-13
Movie The Hucksters Miss Hammer - Secretary 1947-07-17
Movie Sentimental Journey Miss Benson (uncredited) 1946-03-06
Movie Murder in the Music Hall Cleaning Woman 1946-04-10
Movie Nocturne Gotham Cashier 1946-10-29
Movie I've Always Loved You Music Teacher 1 1946-12-02
Movie The Brighton Strangler Hotel Maid (Uncredited) 1945-05-10
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Librarian (uncredited) 1945-02-28
Movie Hollywood and Vine Abigail Wrighthouse 1945-04-25
Movie Molly and Me Perkins 1945-05-25
Movie Junior Miss Maid 1945-06-16
Movie Christmas in Connecticut Secretary 1945-07-27
Movie Over 21 Elsie - Paula's Secretary (uncredited) 1945-08-08
Movie Road to Alcatraz Dorothy Stone 1945-07-10
Movie Gaslight Lady (uncredited) 1944-05-04
Movie What a Man! Constance 1944-01-31
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Norma 1944-06-09
Movie In the Meantime, Darling Mrs, Dalrymple 1944-09-22
Movie The Pearl of Death Maj. Harker's Housekeeper (uncredited) 1944-08-01
Movie The Suspect Unknown 1944-12-22
Movie Happy Land Mattie Dyer 1943-11-10
Movie First Love Violin Player 1939-11-10