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      Ellen Corby

      Ellen Corby

      Highest Rated: 100% I Remember Mama (1948)

      Lowest Rated: 43% Susan Slept Here (1954)

      Birthday: Jun 3, 1911

      Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, USA

      Ellen Corby was small, prim, and had a face to which smiling did not come easily, but she appeared in supporting and small roles in dozens of films and TV programs. Possibly, she would have been one of those character actors whose faces are known to the audience but whose names are a lost in memory had it not been for her Emmy Award-winning work as the no-nonsense Grandma Esther Walton on the CBS TV series "The Waltons" (1972-79) and in subsequent TV reunion movies on NBC in 1982 and in CBS in the 90s.

      Highest rated movies

      I Remember Mama
      Shane Sabrina
      The Gunfighter
      It's a Wonderful Life Vertigo
      The Spiral Staircase
      Angels in the Outfield

      Photos

      I REMEMBER MAMA, Ellen Corby, 1948 THE CARETAKERS, Sharon Hugueny, Ellen Corby, 1963 I REMEMBER MAMA, Ellen Corby, 1948 THE DARK PAST, Ellen Corby, Nina Foch, Kathryn Card, Wilton Graff, 1948 I REMEMBER MAMA, Philip Dorn, Ellen Corby, Irene Dunne, 1948 MADAME BOVARY, Ellen Corby, Van Heflin, Jennifer Jones, 1949 THE STRANGLER, Ellen Corby (seated), Victor Buono, 1964 ILLEGAL, Nina Foch, Edward G. Robinson, Ellen Corby, 1955. CAGED, Ellen Corby, Jan Sterling, Eleanor Parker, 1950 ILLEGAL, Jayne Mansfield, Ellen Corby, Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, 1955 CAGED, Betty Garde, Jan Sterling (on top bunk), Eleanor Parker (center), Ellen Corby (seated on floor), 1950 CAGED, Ellen Corby, Jan Sterling, Eleanor Parker, 1950 CAGED, Hope Emerson (center), Betty Garde, Eleanor Parker, Ellen Corby, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Easter Grandma Walton (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding Grandma Walton (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion Grandma Walton (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wedding on Walton's Mountain Grandma Walton (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain Grandma Walton (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Great-Gandmaw (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Ma Floyd (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 44% Napoleon and Samantha Gertrude (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 96% The Waltons The Children's Carol Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% A Tattered Web Mrs. Simmons (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 87% The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Esther Walton (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fine Pair Mrs. Walker (Character) - 1968
      60% 41% The Legend of Lylah Clare Script girl (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 58% The Gnome-Mobile Etta Pettibone (uncredited) (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 55% The Night of the Grizzly Hazel Squires (Character) - 1966
      57% 74% The Glass Bottom Boat Anna Miller (Character) - 1966
      67% 75% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Miss Neva Tremaine (Character) - 1966
      80% 72% The Family Jewels Airline Passenger (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 57% The Strangler Mrs. Kroll (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Mrs. McKenzie (Character) - 1962
      50% 72% Pocketful of Miracles Soho Sal (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 34% Macabre Miss Kushins (Character) - 1958
      92% 93% Vertigo Manageress of McKittrick Hotel (Character) $1.8M 1958
      50% 53% Night Passage Mrs. Feeney (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 74% All Mine to Give Mrs. Raiden (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet God Is My Partner Mrs. Dalton (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 82% The Seventh Sin Sister Saint Joseph (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 26% Slightly Scarlet Martha (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 60% Illegal Miss Hinkel (Character) - 1955
      43% 62% Susan Slept Here Coffee Shop Waitress (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 0% The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters Amelia Gravesend (Character) - 1954
      94% 89% Sabrina Miss McCardle (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 89% About Mrs. Leslie Mrs. Croffman (Character) - 1954
      67% 25% A Lion Is in the Streets Singing Woman (Character) - 1953
      97% 81% Shane Liz Torrey (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsoon Katie (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fearless Fagan Mrs. Ardley (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 32% The Big Trees Sister Blackburn (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 60% The Woman They Almost Lynched First Townswoman (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 32% Goodbye, My Fancy Miss Birdshaw (Character) - 1951
      83% 65% Angels in the Outfield Sister Veronica (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 80% On Moonlight Bay Miss Mary Stevens (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 60% The Mating Season Annie (Character) - 1951
      94% 89% The Gunfighter Mrs. Devlin (Character) - 1950
      50% 83% Caged Emma Barber (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peggy Mrs. Privet (Character) - 1950
      43% 36% A Woman's Secret Nurse (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Felicite (Character) - 1949
      75% 83% Little Women Sophie (Character) - 1949
      50% 45% The Dark Past Agnes (Character) - 1949
      100% 83% I Remember Mama Aunt Trina (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 58% The Noose Hangs High Hilda (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Colpeck's Secretary (Character) - 1948
      83% 75% Born to Kill 2nd Maid (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 72% Sister Kenny Hospital Scrub Woman (Character) - 1946
      86% 78% The Spiral Staircase Neighbor (Character) - 1946
      94% 95% It's a Wonderful Life Miss Davis (Character) $3.3M 1946
      No Score Yet 58% Cornered French Maid (uncredited) (Character) - 1945

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Esther "Grandma" Walton (Character) 1972-1980 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Agnes Oakes (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Mother (Guest Star) 1964 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Pearlie Mae (Guest Star) 1961 1966 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      72% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Mrs. Smory (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      10% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Mrs. Barlow (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Miss Purdy (Character) 1966
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mrs. Jacoby (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Mrs. Schuyler (Guest Star) 1965
      100% 94% The Addams Family Mother Lurch (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Mrs. Clancy (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Myrt 'Hubcaps' Lesh (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Mrs. Butterworth (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Judge (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Hannah Blossom (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Kate Wiggam (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Ma Jericho (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Aunt Em (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Miss Samantha (Character) 1955-1956 1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie Mrs. Bleeker (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Mrs. Clark (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Amy Morgan (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Old Lady Card Player (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Henrietta Potter (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Martha Ward (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Mrs. Jane McGill (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Amity Bailey (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1953