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Spring Byington

Spring Byington

Acquired a small coffee plantation in South America in her later years.

After her death in 1971, her body was donated for medical research.

Appeared in the 'Jones Family' series, 1936-1940.

Daughters Lois and Phyllis.

Decided to take flying lessons in 1955.

Longtime companion of actress Marjorie Main.

She performed in reference footage for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959).

Spring and Lionel Barrymore were initially cast as Ma and Pa Hardy in the Andy Hardy film series starring Mickey Rooney. MGM decided to replace the couple, however, with Fay Holden and Lewis Stone before the series started.