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Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Corby, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 3, 1911 In Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rafter Romance 1933-09-01
Latest Project:
Movie A Walton Easter 1997-03-30
Known For
Poster of Vertigo
Poster of Sabrina
Poster of Little Women
Poster of Speed Limited
Movie A Walton Easter Grandma Walton 1997-03-30
Movie A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion Grandma Walton 1993-11-21
Movie All the Way Home Great-Gandmaw 1981-12-21
Movie The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Ma Floyd 1974-05-07
Movie Napoleon and Samantha Gertrude 1972-07-05
Series The Waltons Esther Walton 1972-09-14
Series The Partners Unknown 1971-09-18
Movie A Tattered Web Mrs. Simmons 1971-09-24
Movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Esther Walton 1971-12-19
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series The Odd Couple Florence 1970-09-24
Movie The Legend of Lylah Clare Script Girl 1968-08-21
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie A Fine Pair Maddy Walker 1968-09-27
Series The Invaders Aunt Sara 1967-01-10
Series Mr. Terrific Mrs. Walters 1967-01-09
Series Rango Unknown 1967-01-13
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Neva Tremaine 1966-01-20
Movie The Night of the Grizzly Hazel Squires 1966-04-20
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Glass Bottom Boat Anna Miller 1966-06-09
Series Please Don't Eat the Daisies Martha 1965-09-14
Movie The Family Jewels Airline Passenger 1965-07-01
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Movie The Strangler Mrs. Kroll 1964-04-01
Series The Baileys of Balboa Unknown 1964-09-19
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Lily 1964-12-15
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Farmer's Daughter Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie 4 for Texas Widow 1963-12-25
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Saintly Sinners Mrs. McKenzie 1962-02-01
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Soho Sal 1961-12-18
Movie Tom, Dick and Harriet Aunt Emily 1960-01-01
Movie Visit to a Small Planet Mrs. Mabel Mayberry 1960-01-01
Series The Andy Griffith Show Myrt 'Hubcaps' Lesh 1960-10-03
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Movie Vertigo Manager of McKittrick Hotel 1958-05-28
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie As Young As We Are Nettie McPherson 1958-09-01
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie Macabre Miss Kushins 1958-10-01
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Night Passage Mrs. Feeney 1957-07-24
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie The Seventh Sin Sister Saint Joseph 1957-06-28
Movie God Is My Partner Mrs. Dalton 1957-07-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Restless Gun Unknown 1957-09-23
Movie All Mine to Give Mrs. Raiden 1957-11-13
Movie Rockabilly Baby Mrs. Wellington 1957-10-30
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie Slightly Scarlet Martha - June Lyons' Maid (uncredited) 1956-02-29
Movie Stagecoach To Fury Sarah Farrell 1956-12-13
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Illegal Miss Hinkel 1955-10-09
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Movie The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters Amelia Gravesend 1954-06-06
Movie Untamed Heiress Mrs. Flanny 1954-03-31
Movie Susan Slept Here Coffee Shop Waitress (uncredited) 1954-07-28
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Mrs. Croffman 1954-08-03
Series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1954-10-15
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie Sabrina Miss McCardie 1954-09-10
Movie Shane Liz Torrey 1953-04-23
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Vanquished Mrs. Barbour 1953-06-03
Movie Woman They Almost Lynched First Townswoman 1953-03-20
Movie A Lion Is in the Streets Singing Woman 1953-09-23
Series The Man Behind the Badge Unknown 1953-10-11
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie The Big Trees Sister Blackburn 1952-02-05
Movie Fearless Fagan Mrs. Ardley 1952-08-15
Movie Monsoon Katie 1952-11-01
Movie Here Comes the Groom Mrs. McGonigle 1951-09-20
Movie On Moonlight Bay Miss Mary Stevens 1951-07-26
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-10-15
Movie The Mating Season Annie 1951-01-12
Movie Goodbye, My Fancy Miss Birdshaw 1951-05-19
Movie Angels in the Outfield Sister Veronica 1951-10-19
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Miss Della (uncredited) 1951-12-03
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Movie The Sea Hornet Mrs. Drinkwater 1951-11-06
Movie Caged Emma Barber 1950-05-19
Movie Captain China Miss Endicott 1950-02-02
Movie The Gunfighter Mrs. Devlin 1950-06-23
Movie Edge of Doom Jeanette Moore 1950-08-03
Movie Harriet Craig Lottie 1950-11-02
Movie Peggy Mrs. Privet, the Librarian 1950-07-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Rusty Saves a Life Miss Simmons 1949-01-01
Movie A Woman's Secret Nurse who reads paper to Susan 1949-01-13
Movie Madame Bovary Félicité 1949-08-25
Movie Little Women Sophie 1949-03-10
Movie Mighty Joe Young Orphanage matron (uncredited) 1949-07-27
Movie I Remember Mama Aunt Trina 1948-03-09
Movie The Noose Hangs High Hilda - Maid (uncredited) 1948-04-05
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Colpeck's Secretary 1948-05-12
Movie Strike It Rich Annie Harkins 1948-12-01
Movie Living in a Big Way Broken Arms' Sailors Wife (uncredited) 1947-06-10
Movie Born to Kill 2nd Maid (uncredited) 1947-04-30
Movie The Unfaithful Courtroom Spectator 1947-07-01
Movie Beat the Band Gertrude's Mother 1947-02-19
Movie The Judge Steps Out Mother at Birthday Party 1947-12-15
Movie The Fabulous Joe Cathy, the Maid 1947-08-28
Movie Railroaded! Mrs. Wills 1947-09-25
Movie Forever Amber Marge 1947-10-10
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) 1947-09-01
Movie The Truth About Murder Betty 1946-04-01
Movie The Spiral Staircase Neighbour (uncredited) 1946-02-06
Movie From This Day Forward Mother 1946-03-02
Movie The Dark Corner Maid 1946-05-08
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Ms. Davis (uncredited) 1946-12-20
Movie Sister Kenny Hospital Scrub Woman 1946-10-10
Movie Crack-Up Maid 1946-09-06
Movie Lover Come Back Rita 1946-06-21
Movie Cornered Swiss Maid (uncredited) 1945-11-23
Movie Speed Limited Secretary 1935-01-12
Movie Babes in Toyland Townswoman at Tom-Tom's Trial (uncredited) 1934-12-14
Movie Rafter Romance Telemarketer (uncredited) 1933-09-01
Movie Sons of the Desert Partygoer at Table Next to Charley's (uncredited) 1933-12-29