Anne Seymour (actress)

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Anne Seymour (actress)
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Seymour as Lucia Garret in Empire in 1962.
Born Anne Seymour Eckert
(1909-09-11)September 11, 1909
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died December 8, 1988(1988-12-08) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1944–1988

Anne Seymour (née Anne Seymour Eckert; born September 11, 1909, Manhattan, NYC – December 8, 1988, Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television character actress.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Manhattan to William Stanley and May (née Davenport) Eckert, Seymour was the seventh generation of a theatrical family traceable to 18th century Ireland. Her great-uncle was character actor Harry Davenport, and her cousins were writer James Seymour and actor John Seymour. She never married or had children.


She was a guest star on many American television series in the 1960s and 1970s. She appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason; in 1963 she played Hettie Randall in "The Case of the Festive Felon", and in 1964 she played Bonnie Mae Wilmet in "The Case of the Bullied Bowler". She portrayed Amelia Tarbell in Pollyanna (1960), Esther in the episode "Final Escape" of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985), and Miss Tilford in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In a 1965 episode of Hazel entitled "A 'Lot' to Remember," she played Laura Kirkland. She played Ms. Frost in "A Visit to Upright", a 1972 episode of Bonanza, as well as three different characters in four episodes of Gunsmoke: "Snow Train Parts 1 & 2", "The Wake", and "Kitty's Injury". In the spring of 1970, she was a regular cast member of the situation comedy The Tim Conway Show, playing airport and airline owner Mrs. K. J. Crawford during the show '​s 12-episode run. Her last performance was in the feature film Field of Dreams, which was released after her death.[citation needed]


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