Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby
1911 - 1999

Ellen Corby  American Actress


Ellen Hansen 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 no...

First Name Ellen
Last Name Corby
Full Name at Birth Ellen Hansen
Alternative Name Ellen Hansen, Ellen Corby
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd June, 1911
Birthplace Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Died 14th April, 1999
Place of Death Woodland Hills, California, USA
Cause of Death Stroke
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Waltons
Year(s) Active 1933–1997, 1933–1999
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A Walton Easter1997 Grandma Walton TV Movie
A Walton Wedding1995 Grandma Walton TV Movie
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993 Grandma Walton TV Movie
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain1982 Grandma Walton TV Movie
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982 Grandma Walton TV Movie
The Mississippi1982 Cora TV Show
All the Way Home1981 Great-Gandmaw TV Movie
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980 Esther Walton TV Movie
The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd1974 Ma Floyd TV Movie
Tenafly1973 Leslie Storm TV Show
Napoleon and Samantha1972 Gertrude Movie
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971 Abigail Movie
A Tattered Web1971 Mrs. Simmons TV Movie
The Waltons1971 Esther Walton TV Show
The D.A.1971 Dottie Casson TV Show
The Partners1971 Mrs. Polaski TV Show
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971 Esther Walton TV Movie
Dan August1970 Agnes Oakes TV Show
Nanny and the Professor1970 Mrs. Kaufman TV Show
The Odd Couple1970 Florence TV Show
Angel in My Pocket1969 Old Woman Movie
Bracken's World1969 Mrs. Hopkins TV Show
Love, American Style1969 Granny Gambler (segment "Love and Lady Luck"), The Little Old Lady (segment "Love and the Jury") TV Show
Night Gallery1969 Miss Patience TV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969 Mrs. Hilberman TV Show
A Fine Pair1968 Maddy Walker Movie
The Legend of Lylah Clare1968 Script Girl Movie
Adam-121968 Camille Gearhardt, Mrs. Cunningham TV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968 Mrs. Feathertree TV Show
Lancer1968 Widow Hargis TV Show
The Outsider1968 Aunt Myrtle TV Show
The Gnome-Mobile1967 Etta Pettibone Movie
Ironside1967 Agnes Fairchild TV Show
Mr. Terrific1967 Mrs. Walters TV Show
Rango1967 TV Show
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967 Molly Cobb TV Show
The High Chaparral1967 Mrs. Dilts TV Show
The Invaders1967 Aunt Sara TV Show
Accidental Family1967 TV Show
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken1966 Miss Neva Tremaine Movie
The Glass Bottom Boat1966 Anna Miller Movie
The Night of the Grizzly1966 Hazel Squires Movie
Batman1966 Mrs. Green TV Show
Felony Squad1966 Mrs. Smorg TV Show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966 Madame Bloor TV Show
The Family Jewels1965 Airline Passenger Movie
Get Smart1965 Agnes Davenport TV Show
Honey West1965 Nellie Peedy TV Show
Laredo1965 Ma Sweet TV Show
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965 Martha TV Show
Tammy1965 Florabelle TV Show
The Big Valley1965 Emmie Pearson TV Show
The F.B.I.1965 Mrs. Anderson, Hannah Beecher, Aunt Florrie Buell TV Show
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964 Town Gossip Movie
The Strangler1964 Mrs. Kroll Movie
Daniel Boone1964 Hilda Brock TV Show
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964 Mother TV Show
My Living Doll1964 Elderly Lady TV Show
The Addams Family1964 Mother Lurch TV Show
The Baileys of Balboa1964 Miss Engeldorf TV Show
Destry1964 Granny Jellico TV Show
4 for Texas1963 Widow Movie
The Caretakers1963 Irene Movie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963 Miss Purdy TV Show
The Farmer's Daughter1963 Mrs. Schuyler TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Mrs. Murdock, Mrs. Barlow TV Show
The Littlest Hobo1963 Ada TV Show
Channing1963 Ruth Wilson TV Show
Fair Exchange1962 Maude Murphy TV Show
Going My Way1962 Mrs. Brophy TV Show
Saints and Sinners1962 Mrs. Healy, Mrs. Riordan TV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962 The Chief Nurse TV Show
The Beverly Hillbillies1962 Mrs. Emma Poke TV Show
The Lucy Show1962 Miss Tanner, Woman in Park TV Show
The Virginian1962 Mrs. Clancy TV Show
McKeever & the Colonel1962 Mrs. Blackwell TV Show
Saintly Sinners1962 Mrs. McKenzie Movie
Pocketful of Miracles1961 Soho Sal Movie
87th Precinct1961 Mrs. Brodek TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Mrs. Jacoby TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Ainsley Hallie TV Show
Follow the Sun1961 Annabelle Witherspoon TV Show
Hazel1961 Minerva Anderson, Miss Minnie TV Show
The Asphalt Jungle1961 Mrs. Peterson TV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 Mrs. Butterworth TV Show
Frontier Circus1961 Abby TV Show
Visit to a Small Planet1960 Mrs. Mabel Mayberry Movie
Surfside 61960 Addie Horton TV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960 Myrt 'Hubcaps' Lesh TV Show
The Tab Hunter Show1960 TV Show
The Tall Man1960 Hannah Blossom TV Show
Thriller1960 Mrs. Peele TV Show
The Jim Backus Show1960 TV Show
The Chevy Mystery Show1960 Maria TV Show
Adventures in Paradise1959 Sister Julia TV Show
Bonanza1959 Cora Milford, Lorna Doone Mayberry TV Show
Dennis the Menace1959 Miss Douglas TV Show
Hennesey1959 Mrs. Hammer - Landlady TV Show
Laramie1959 Hortense Cotter, Mrs. Clark TV Show
Lock Up1959 Amy Kraus, Mrs. Cathrey TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Mrs. Walters TV Show
The Rebel1959 Carrie Blyden TV Show
Tightrope1959 Hazel TV Show
The Betty Hutton Show1959 Mrs. Bleeker TV Show
Macabre1958 Miss Kushins Movie
Vertigo1958 Manager of McKittrick Hotel Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958 Martha Ward TV Show
Bronco1958 Emma Hardin TV Show
Peter Gunn1958 Irma Goffney TV Show
Rescue 81958 Mrs. Kimbrough TV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958 Christine Moss TV Show
The Rifleman1958 Mrs. Avery TV Show
The Texan1958 Katy Clayton TV Show
As Young as We Are1958 Nettie McPherson Movie
Union Pacific1958 TV Show
Decision1958 Granny Dawson TV Show
All Mine to Give1957 Mrs. Raiden Movie
Night Passage1957 Mrs. Feeney Movie
The Seventh Sin1957 Sister Saint Joseph Movie
Leave It to Beaver1957 Pedestrian TV Show
Perry Mason1957 Old Lady Card Player TV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957 Miss Carter, Harriet TV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957 Kate Wiggam TV Show
The Restless Gun1957 Ruth Purcell, Amy Morgan, Emma Birch TV Show
Trackdown1957 Henrietta Porter TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Aunt Em TV Show
God Is My Partner1957 Mrs. Dalton Movie
Rockabilly Baby1957 Mrs. Wellington Movie
Alcoa Theatre1957 Elvira Moss TV Show
Man Without a Gun1957 Ma Sibley TV Show
Mr. Adams and Eve1957 Fan TV Show
The O. Henry Playhouse1957 TV Show
Slightly Scarlet1956 Martha - June Lyons' Maid (uncredited) Movie
Telephone Time1956 TV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956 Adorine TV Show
Stagecoach to Fury1956 Sarah Farrell Movie
Ethel Barrymore Theater1956 TV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1956 Martha TV Show
General Electric Summer Originals1956 Birdie Hackett TV Show
Go-Getter, The1956 The Maid Movie
Sneak Preview1956 TV Show
Illegal1955 Miss Hinkel Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Emma, Miss Samantha, Marie McGurk TV Show
Cheyenne1955 Hortense Durango TV Show
Matinee Theatre1955 Louise, Cissie TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955 Minerva Comstock TV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955 Mrs. Jane McGill TV Show
The Millionaire1955 Bedelia Buckley, Nancy Marlborough TV Show
The People's Choice1955 Flora Jordan, Miss J. Hopkins, Lola TV Show
Front Row Center1955 TV Show
So This Is Hollywood1955 Mother Dodd TV Show
Stage 71955 Old Lady TV Show
The Star and the Story1955 TV Show
Star Stage1955 TV Show
Luke and the Tenderfoot1955 Movie
About Mrs. Leslie1954 Mrs. Croffman Movie
Sabrina1954 Miss McCardle Movie
Susan Slept Here1954 Coffee Shop Waitress (uncredited) Movie
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters1954 Amelia Gravesend Movie
Climax!1954 Mamie Steel TV Show
Lassie1954 Amy Baker, Bess Wright, Pearlie Mae Yochim TV Show
Studio 571954 TV Show
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1954 Sally Benton TV Show
The Lineup1954 TV Show
The Mickey Rooney Show1954 Martha TV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954 Woman at Burton Ridge Land Office TV Show
The Whistler1954 Mary Ellen Fenway TV Show
Untamed Heiress1954 Mrs. Flanny Movie
A Lion Is in the Streets1953 Singing Woman Movie
Shane1953 Mrs. Liz Torrey Movie
Woman They Almost Lynched1953 First Townswoman Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Gracie Jordan, Ma Jericho, Frankie, Joan's maid TV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953 Jennie TV Show
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953 TV Show
You Are There1953 Mrs. Mary Surratt TV Show
The Vanquished1953 Mrs. Barbour Movie
The Man Behind the Badge1953 Katherine TV Show
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953 Clara, Mrs. Logan TV Show
Your Favorite Story1953 TV Show
Your Play Time1953 TV Show
The Big Trees1952 Sister Blackburn Movie
Cavalcade of America1952 TV Show
Four Star Playhouse1952 Martha - Maid, Elsie - Maid TV Show
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1952 Aunt Ellen TV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Mabel TV Show
Fearless Fagan1952 Mrs. Ardley Movie
Monsoon1952 Katie Movie
My Hero1952 Henrietta Sullivan TV Show
Your Jeweler's Showcase1952 TV Show
Chevron Theatre1952 TV Show
Angels in the Outfield1951 Sister Veronica Movie
Goodbye, My Fancy1951 Miss Birdshaw Movie
Here Comes the Groom1951 Mrs. McGonigle Movie
On Moonlight Bay1951 Miss Mary Stevens Movie
The Mating Season1951 Annie Movie
Dragnet1951 Thelma Keene, Margaret Beckar TV Show
I Love Lucy1951 Miss Hanna TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Little Old Lady TV Show
The Roy Rogers Show1951 Amity Bailey TV Show
The Barefoot Mailman1951 Miss Della (uncredited) Movie
The Sea Hornet1951 Mrs. Drinkwater Movie
Caged1950 Emma Barber Movie
Captain China1950 Miss Endicott Movie
Edge of Doom1950 Mrs. Jeanette Moore Movie
Harriet Craig1950 Lottie Movie
Peggy1950 Mrs. Privet, the Librarian Movie
The Gunfighter1950 Mrs. Devlin Movie
Big Town1950 TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950 Norah TV Show
The Stu Erwin Show1950 Martha TV Show
Stars Over Hollywood1950 Rosa Peterson TV Show
The Hank McCune Show1950 TV Show
A Woman's Secret1949 Nurse Movie
Little Women1949 Sophie Movie
Madame Bovary1949 Félicité Movie
Mighty Joe Young1949 Nurse at Orphanage (uncredited) Movie
Rusty Saves a Life1949 Miss Simmons (uncredited) Movie
I Remember Mama1948 Aunt Trina Movie
The Dark Past1948 Agnes Movie
The Noose Hangs High1948 Hilda, the Maid (uncredited) Movie
Fighting Father Dunne1948 Colpeck's Secretary (uncredited) Movie
Strike It Rich1948 Mrs. Annie Harkins Movie
Born to Kill1947 2nd Maid (uncredited) Movie
Cry Wolf1947 Wedding Caterer (uncredited) Movie
Driftwood1947 Excitable Woman (uncredited) Movie
Forever Amber1947 Marge (uncredited) Movie
Living in a Big Way1947 Broken Arms' Sailors Wife (uncredited) Movie
Railroaded!1947 Mrs. Wills (uncredited) Movie
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer1947 Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Movie
The Long Night1947 Lady in Crowd (uncredited) Movie
The Unfaithful1947 Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Movie
They Won't Believe Me1947 Screaming Woman (uncredited) Movie
The Fabulous Joe1947 Cathy, the Maid (uncredited) Movie
The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival1947 Cathy, the Maid, in 'Fabulous Joe' Movie
The Judge Steps Out1947 Mother at Party (uncredited) Movie
Beat the Band1947 Gertrude's Mother (uncredited) Movie
Bedlam1946 Queen of the Artichokes (uncredited) Movie
Crack-Up1946 Reynold's Maid (uncredited) Movie
Cuban Pete1946 Screaming Patient (uncredited) Movie
From This Day Forward1946 Mother (uncredited) Movie
It's a Wonderful Life1946 Ms. Davis (uncredited) Movie
Lover Come Back1946 Rita, Kay's Secretary (uncredited) Movie
Sister Kenny1946 Hospital Scrub Woman (uncredited) Movie
The Dark Corner1946 Maid (uncredited) Movie
The Locket1946 Ginny, Kitchen Maid (uncredited) Movie
The Truth About Murder1946 Betty - Ashton's Secretary (uncredited) Movie
Till the End of Time1946 Mrs. Sumpter (uncredited) Movie
In Old Sacramento1946 Scrubwoman (uncredited) Movie
The Scarlet Horseman1946 Mrs. Barnes (uncredited) Movie
Cornered1945 Swiss Maid (uncredited) Movie
The Spiral Staircase1945 Neighbour (uncredited) Movie
The Broken Coin1936 Bit Part (uncredited) Movie
Speed Limited1935 Secretary (uncredited) Movie
Babes in Toyland1934 Townswoman at Tom-Tom's Trial (uncredited) Movie
Twisted Rails1934 Undetermined role (uncredited) Movie
Sons of the Desert1933 Dress Person at Table Next to Chase's (uncredited) Movie
Rafter Romance1933 Telemarketer (uncredited) Movie
Alias Mike Hercules Birdie Hackett TV Show
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    CraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

    It was sad to see her on the Waltons after she had a stroke.

    luann leslieJan 16, 2010

    how tall was ellen corby

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