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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1902-10-21

Day of Death 1995-08-02

Place of Birth Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1974 Happy Days (1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 Emergency! (1 episode)
1971 Funny Face (1 episode)
1970 The Over The Hill Gang Rides Again as Mrs. Louise Murphy
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 The Outsider (1 episode)
1965 Hank (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 Kisses For My President as Miss Currier
1964 Marnie as Mrs. Maitland
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 Spencer's Mountain as Grandma Spencer
1962 The Virginian (2 episodes)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 Battle at Bloody Beach as Delia Ellis
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (2 episodes)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 Leave It to Beaver (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (4 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (3 episodes)
1957 Date with the Angels (60 episodes)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 Foxfire as Mrs. Potter
1955 The Millionaire (2 episodes)
1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1953 So This Is Love as Mrs. Green
1953 Affair with a Stranger as Miss Crutcher
1953 General Electric Theater (3 episodes)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (2 episodes)
1952 No Room for the Groom as Aunt Elsa
1952 Here Come the Nelsons as Miss Tompkins
1952 Room for One More as Teacher (uncredited)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo as Pepite
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 The Next Voice You Hear.... as Aunt Ethel
1950 Beauty on Parade as Mrs. Enfield-Hyphen-Hatch
1950 Dakota Lil as Sheriff's Wife
1949 Rusty's Birthday as Carrie Simmons
1949 In the Good Old Summertime as Aunt Addie
1948 Family Honeymoon as Aunt Jo
1948 Sleep, My Love as Helen, the Maid
1947 The Hucksters as Miss Hammer - Secretary
1947 Welcome Stranger as Miss Lennek
1946 I've Always Loved You as Music Teacher 1
1946 Murder in the Music Hall as Cleaning Woman
1946 Sentimental Journey as Miss Benson (uncredited)
1945 Christmas in Connecticut as Secretary
1945 Road to Alcatraz as Dorothy Stone
1945 Molly and Me as Perkins
1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn as Librarian (uncredited)
1944 In the Meantime, Darling as Mrs, Dalrymple
1944 The Pearl of Death as Maj. Harker's Housekeeper
1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge as Norma
1944 Gaslight as Lady (uncredited)
1944 What a Man! as Constance
1943 Happy Land as Mattie Dyer
1939 First Love as Violin Player

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