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I had a Mrs. Beasley and slept with her every night. She scared my (older) sister when we had to sleep together because of her "crazy smile". My Beasley was destroyed in a basement flood, and though I kept her moldy body, my sister surprised me one 1990's Christmas with a Mrs. Beasley in perfect condition. She even talks when I pull the string! Saying her original sayings: "Speak a little louder so Mrs. Beasley can hear you", "Do you want to hear a secret? I know one", "Long ago I was a little girl just like you" and "Would you like to try on my glasses? You may if you wish." There was one about a jumprope too, but alas, my new Mrs. Beasley's voicebox is now going...
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crazy amy - June 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i had a mrs beasley doll as a child -i loved her! mystupid brother and my cousin decided to take off her head to take out the voicebox and see how it mom promised to fix her but it "disapeared" after she thought i forgot her-all those years after i didnt forget her and one christmas my sister in law got me a mrs beasley on the internet-some woman refurbishes them so they still talk.i cryed when i got her!GOD BLESS my sister in law-she got my friend back.side note: she was made popular by "buffy" on family affair w/brian keith,sebastion cabot,johhny whitaker,and some other girl who played "sissy". buffy[anissa jones} died of a drug overdose at the age of 16-mrs beasley must have cried!
Giselle - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my Mrs. Beasley doll, her glasses are missing and she does not speak anymore. I have her on my shelf in my closet. My own children think she is scary looking. I can not part with her.
Rebecca B - December 22, 2008 - Report this comment
That doll gave me nightmares. It was kinda like a Steven King character. I buried it in the back of a closet and every now and then when I looked far enough into the closet to find another toy there she sat; smiling back at me like a sociopathic freak with that Lizzie Borden smile permanently stuck on her face.
Betsy - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
My parents still have my Mrs. Beasley. They so very shrewdly put her glasses away so that they wouldn't get lost -- her hair is messy, but she has all of her clothes and her glasses. Her voicebox went out almost as soon as I got her which really bummed me out. But I carried that doll everywhere. She was one of the few dolls I ever wanted and played with.
Marly - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Family Affair was one of my favorite shows, so of course I had to have a Mrs. Beasley like Buffy. She's still up in my parents' attic but her body's fallen apart.
CC - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the show Family Affair, and had a Mrs Beasley doll...Wish I knew where it went.
cookie - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I am the youngest of five girls, so I always got my sisters hand-me-down toys. One year my parents bought me a brand new Mrs. Beasley. I carried that damn doll around until she was so tattered. My mother final managed to pre-occupy me with something else and threw her away! Till this day my sisters and mother tease me about Mrs. Beasley. I loved her dearly and if I cannot guilt them into buying me a replacement, I will soon purchase one myself!!!!!!!!!
Linda - January 02, 2010 - Report this comment
My daughter sold her Mrs. Beasley doll but without her glasses. I have the glasses if anyone wants them.
colleen - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Linda, I would love the glasses. If you still have them I will get you my contact information. How much do you want for them?
itzykitty - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My Mrs Beasley is still around. My brother gutted her voice box one day when he had enough of her saying she would rock me to sleep! I have still, and a few years ago mom brought me another one the reproduction one
marieba beth - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
my older sister said my mother bought her a new doll on her 8th b-day and she says my brother threw it in the back of a garbage truck, so now she is trying to get him to replace it for her. he says he dont remember this stupid doll.
Terri - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
!st grade birthday present! Loved her, then my brother operated on her to see how she talked. She was never the same after that - trauma!
Karen D - December 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister had Mrs. Beasley and loved her so much that her cloth body became thread bare. My mother sewed her a new dress. Then my sister was given a new Mrs. Beasley. Unfortunately, she lost her glasses on a trip to Hot Springs, AK. Her glasses fell into the hot spring water and melted!
Angi - June 03, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was a child Mrs. Beasley was my favorite doll. I carried her everywhere I went. I came home one day to find my mother had given her away. I was devastated. Thirty plus years later, I have still not gotten over it.
Tonya B - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved her sooo much!!! I Took her everywhere 'till I lost her when I was about 6. On Christmas 2 yrs. ago my parents got me one from some magazine my mom gets on nostalgic toys. They made me open it last, I was so surprised & took her right out of the box to play with her. This time I did not try on her glasses(which I of course broke on Christmas day 30 something years ago)and I kept the box! My son thinks she looks like Chucky's grandma. I have to agree with him. She is difinately not a pretty doll but I still love her anyway.
Brenda - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a Mrs Beasley doll in the early 70's (I can't remember exactly how old I was when I received her but I was small enough to fit inside the box she came in. By the time I was 8, the doll creeped me out so badly that I had to keep her in the garage. But then I worried that she would be mad at me for keeping her there and would murder me in my sleep. To avoid being slaughtered, I would periodically go out to the garage and apologize to her. Crazy, I know.
Rob Lambert - May 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Brenda's comment: Did Mrs. Beasley have a son named Chuckie? Seriously, though, Mattel's MRS. BEASLEY dolls, based on the TV sitcom, "Family Affair," was a huge seller, both talking and non-talking. Available late 1966 until about when the series ended in 1971. Even stranger, two of "Family Affair's" stars, Brian Keith and Anissa Jones, committed suicide.
Tracy - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I had our tonsils out in 1972 and we both awoke to a Mrs. Beasly sitting on our bedside table! (I think "everyone" had their tonsils out then and we all stayed in the hosp.!)We still have our dolls put away! Sadly mine doesn't talk anymore but I can still remember her voice! "Do you want to hear a secret!" :)
diane - December 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I also had a Mrs. Bea doll my grandpa said she was the uglliest doll he ever saw, why you would tell a kid that about a much loved doll i have no idea? I had bad teeth and had a mrs b smile in most all of my school pics, my original got chewed up by dogs of a lady my mom and i stayed with after my folks divorced ( tears) i found one later at a goodwill, and before my mom died she got me a one that cheryl ladd does the voice of, my daughter is afraid of dolls ( yep i blame chuckie) so im afraid of what will happen to my much loved Mrs. Bea after me
Jane Azari - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi, I feel bad that while this series, "Family Affair" was aired and running, I was alive and young, but for some reason, my family did not let me watch it. I read many decades later, that it was aired on Monday nights at 9:30PM. Perhaps that is why, as most kids are in bed, at that age, at 8PM. I only found out days ago, about the demise of Brian Keith and Annisa Jones. I feel like it just happened yesterday. Am I the only person in the world to find out so late. I am in much despair and am very sad. I tried to find out on the Internet, the reaction that Brian Keith and/or Sebastian Cabot had to HER DEATH, but it seems to be a mystery and I cannot find out anything about it. However, God bless little BUFFY. I was a little girl just like her. So sweet and innocent and pretty . . but I lived to be an adult and understand what it means to survive this world. I hope little BUFFY is in the reach of God, as she did not deserve to die like that. God knows the truth and I miss her dearly, even if I did not know about this until a few days ago. I am 36 years late in knowing the truth. God bless her.
Brenda Jean - May 27, 2013 - Report this comment
"It would be such fun to play jump rope, don't you think" :-)
kelly - February 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I had Mrs. Beasley when i was small, im 46 now, and I STILL have her in a trunk with other old toys, lol "Its such fun to play jump rope, dont u thoink?", hahahaha
Lori Ballard - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have my Mrs. Beasley doll. She is missing her glasses and skirt and her voice box is also broken. But at 48 yrs. old I still love her. She creeps my kids out, though. They are 25 and 17. She brings back such great memories, I used to put her in my bicycle basket and ride around my neighborhood for hours. She was one of a kind!
laura - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have my Mrs Beasley doll. She dosen't talk anymore. She has a broken arm and dosen't have her orninal clothing. When I was younger she had a broken arm, my mother took her to the doll hsopital and go her fixed. She came back with her glasses which I thought was odd because she didn't leave with them. I would take her in the stroller to the park and she would have a swing. I also remember taking her walking around the block. What great memories I have of Mrs Beasley
Lee - January 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Mrs. Beasley was my first and favorite doll (followed closely by Chrissy). I still have her though not the original. My mom sold my doll at a garage sale for .25 cents. I cried for weeks. Twenty years later (because I never let her forget this misstep), I received a Mrs. Beasley for Christmas which mother had found in an antique store. She wrapped it up with an apology letter recalling that not selling my doll in the yard sale would have saved her a lot of grief and me a lot of tears!
Sherrone - May 31, 2015 - Report this comment
My Mrs. Beasley traveled the world with me, throughout Europe, and for our 5 years we lived in Nigeria. The Africans were amazed by her, thinking she was real, as I had very blonde hair as did she. We made her a passport, which was stamped everywhere we went, she was the center of attention! Today, many years later she is still with me, loved just as much as the first day I got her. She doesn't talk anymore, but that's ok. Just her being there is enough.
Kim - October 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I too had Mrs Beasley. She would sleep with me and she would talk to me when I was sent to my room and kept me company. Couldnt remember her phrases..Thank you for that description.
Rob Lambert - October 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Mrs. Beasley (Mattel) was no cheapie doll! The 1969 Sears Wishbook listed her for $11 (TV licensing fees always fall on the customer). A pull-string talker who said 11 different phrases, some of which the "Family Affair" character, Buffy, pretended she said.
Terri - October 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I inherited my Ms.Beasley doll. Although I had one when I was a little girl. My Aunt who collected dolls knew I would take care if her as she did. She has hair net, glasses, and voice. She is still in her original box. She is my pride and joy for so many years.
sandy - January 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I had the curly haired Mrs Beasley. She was my very best friend. I loved her. One day when I came home from school our farm was burning. The scariest thing I have ever seen. We were left homeless and I lost my very best friend. I never really attached to people to closely. We had to live 6 of us in a two room camp. When my family finally got back on our feet a cross the road from the old farm stead. I looked under the trailer and there she was. All melted hair burnt off and matted and frozen. I was devastated yet again. I will never forget her. I have been searching to purchase one. I would appreciate any leads on the real doll and original is very important to me. I would also appreciate an idea of a price range this doll should be. I know it sounds silly but I miss my best friend and pray I will find her again.
Maria - March 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I had Mrs Beasley as a child. I loved that doll. Took her to bed every night. My parents threw my belongings away when I left home so she was gone. I found a replica in a doll catalogue which I bought right away. So I'm very happy I have her again!
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Shelly - April 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Sandy, I have a Ms Beasley you can have.
Dee - May 04, 2016 - Report this comment
I had a Mrs. Beasley doll that I loved.My family moved frequently as kid so I didn't get to keep many toys, but I got to keep Mrs. Beasley. We had just moved to a new city and my mom had taken my older brother & me to register for school. When we got home, my doll was missing from where I had put her on my bed. I eventually found her, with her head bashed in hanging from a noose in my closet,courtesy of my two oldest brothers. I don't talk to them.
Rhonda - May 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I went through two Mrs.Beasleys when I was little she went everywhere with me! A couple of years ago my mom surprised me at Christmas with a new Mrs.Beasley I was so happy she is sitting in my rocking chair I had when I was three!
Valerie - May 30, 2016 - Report this comment
My sister Wanda had a Mrs. Beasley and I had Drowsy. They both talked when you pulled their string. We loved Family Affair. I don't know what happened to Wanda's original Mrs. Beasley but later she bought another one on ebay and said She wasn't the same.
Wanette - July 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I found a Mrs. Beasley rag doll at the local flea market. She still talks! I had never seen a Mrs. Beasley rag doll. A dollar well spent.
Carolyn - September 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I still have my Mrs. Beasley doll, although her glasses are gone, she doesn't talk, and the back of her head is bald (pulled her hair out when I was waking up from surgery), she is still loved and right now I have her stored away in storage until I can find a place to display her.
Erinys - December 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I had a Mrs. Beasley and LOATHED her with a passion. Sorry one of you didn't live near me to take _that face_ away! Besides the face, that limp dish-rag body was like it was dead. WHY would I haul around a dead baby(doll)? I eventually had to 'lose' her or she'd still be at my mother's. Some Xmas, I didn't get the normal modern plastic doll I wanted, I think one you fed & it ran thru the doll so you had to change diapers. Because that makes SO much more sense than a limp, dead babydoll (facepalm). My way, way too senile-crazy-psychotically religious Great Grandmother got it for me because it was 'wholesome.' Fortunately, eventually I was saved from her wholesome world -- spending summers with her at 8 got old fast when she repeated every day the only time she and her husband had relations was when he got drunk and became violently forceful. So last thing I needed was a reminder and ANOTHER older great great aunt to telo me what to do, there were already too many. I'm pretty sure that in the Ed and Loraine Warren possession tale/movie, the doll wasn't Annabelle, it was Mrs. Beasley and THAT FACE!
Mrs Beasley - August 20, 2018 - Report this comment
My name is Mrs Beasley. I just got the Mrs Beasley doll at an all night flea market. Still has the box and her glasses very clean , looks like new. But doesn’t talk. I love her. Guy gave me a discount cause she has my name.

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