The Info List - Ellen Corby

Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is best 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
Academy Award
and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama (1948).


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Writer 4.2 Miscellaneous crew

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Ellen Hansen was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to immigrant parents from Denmark. She grew up in Philadelphia. An interest in amateur theater while in high school led her to Atlantic City
Atlantic City
in 1932, where she briefly worked as a chorus girl. She moved to Hollywood
that same year and got a job as a script girl [clarification needed] at RKO Studios and Hal Roach Studios, where she often worked on Our Gang
Our Gang
comedies, alongside her future husband, cinematographer Francis Corby. She held that position for the next 12 years and took acting lessons on the side.[citation needed] Career[edit] Although she had bit parts in more than 30 films in the 1930s and 1940s, including Babes in Toyland (1934) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946), her first credited acting role was in RKO's Cornered (1945) in which she played a maid, followed by an uncredited brief speaking role as a kitchen cook in The Locket
The Locket
(1946). Corby began her career as a writer working on the Paramount Western Twilight on the Trail
Twilight on the Trail
(1941). She received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a lovelorn aunt in I Remember Mama (1948). Over the next four decades, she worked in film and television, typically portraying maids, secretaries, waitresses, or gossips, often in Westerns, and had a recurring role as Henrietta Porter, a newspaper publisher, in Trackdown (1957–1959), starring Robert Culp
Robert Culp
as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman. In the episode entitled "The Vote", Henrietta Porter advocates for women's suffrage: "Women should have the right to vote. Women should be in politics. They can't do any worse than you men!" For her guest appearances in many Westerns, Corby in 1989 won a Golden Boot award.[1] Corby appeared as the elderly Mrs. Lesh, the crooked car peddler, on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. She guest-starred, as well, on Wagon Train, Cheyenne, Bewitched, Dragnet (several episodes), Rescue 8, The Restless Gun (two episodes), The Rifleman, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Fury, The Donna Reed Show, Frontier Circus, Hazel, I Love Lucy, Dennis the Menace, Tightrope, Bonanza, Meet McGraw, The Virginian, Channing, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Batman, Get Smart, Gomer Pyle, The Addams Family, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Invaders, Lassie, and Night Gallery. From 1965 to 1967, she had a recurring role in the NBC
television series Please Don't Eat the Daisies, based on an earlier Doris Day
Doris Day
film. Her best-known role came as Grandma Esther Walton on the made-for-TV film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971), which served as the pilot for The Waltons. Her husband, Zebulon Walton, was portrayed by actor Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
in the film. Corby went on to resume her role on the weekly television series The Waltons. (She was the only adult actor from the original Homecoming pilot to carry her role over to the series.) Actor Will Geer
Will Geer
played her husband in the series from 1972 until his death in 1978, at which time the character of Zebulon Walton was also buried. The series ran from 1972 to 1981, and resulted in six sequel films. For her work in The Waltons, she gained three Emmy Awards and three more nominations as Best Supporting Actress. She also won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
award for best supporting actress in a TV series for the show The Waltons, and was nominated another three times. She left the show early in 1977, owing to a massive stroke she had suffered on 10 November 1976,[2] which impaired her speech and severely limited her mobility and function.[3] She returned to the series during the final episode of the 1977–78 season, with her character depicted as also recovering from a stroke.[4] She remained a regular on The Waltons
The Waltons
through the end of the 1978–79 season, with Esther Walton struggling with her stroke deficits as Corby was in real life. Although Corby was able to communicate after her stroke, her character's lines were usually limited to one word or one-phrased dialogue, such as "No" or "Home"; her role dropped to recurring during The Waltons' final two seasons, and she later resumed her role as Grandma Walton in five of the six Waltons reunion movies between 1982 and 1997. Personal life[edit] Ellen Hansen married Francis Corby, a film director/cinematographer who was two decades her senior, in 1934; they divorced in 1944. The marriage did not produce children and she never remarried. Francis Corby died in 1956. Corby in 1969 trained as a teacher of transcendental meditation.[5] In 1999, following several years of declining health, Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
died at age 87 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Her mausoleum is in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. Filmography[edit]


Rafter Romance
Rafter Romance
(1933) as Telemarketer (uncredited) Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert
(1933) as Dress Person at Table Next to Chase's (uncredited) Twisted Rails (1934) as Undetermined role (uncredited) Babes in Toyland (1934) as Townswoman at Tom-Tom's Trial (uncredited) Speed Limited (1935) as Secretary (uncredited) The Broken Coin
The Broken Coin
(1936) as Bit Part (uncredited)


Cornered (1945) as Swiss Maid (uncredited) The Scarlet Horseman
The Scarlet Horseman
(1946) as Mrs. Barnes (uncredited) The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Neighbour (uncredited) From This Day Forward (1946) as Mother (uncredited) The Truth About Murder
The Truth About Murder
(1946) as Betty - Ashton's Secretary (uncredited) Bedlam (1946) as Queen of the Artichokes (uncredited) The Dark Corner
The Dark Corner
(1946) as Maid (uncredited) In Old Sacramento
In Old Sacramento
(1946) as Scrubwoman (uncredited) Cuban Pete (1946) as Screaming Patient (uncredited) Lover Come Back (1946) as Rita, Kay's Secretary (uncredited) Till the End of Time (1946) as Mrs. Sumpter (uncredited) Crack-Up (1946) as Reynold's Maid (uncredited) Sister Kenny
Sister Kenny
(1946) as Hospital Scrub Woman (uncredited) The Locket
The Locket
(1946) as Ginny, Kitchen Maid (uncredited) It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
(1946) as Ms. Davis (uncredited) Beat the Band
Beat the Band
(1947) as Gertrude's Mother (uncredited) Born to Kill (1947) as 2nd Maid (uncredited) The Long Night (1947) as Lady in Crowd (uncredited) The Unfaithful
The Unfaithful
(1947) as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Living in a Big Way
Living in a Big Way
(1947) as Broken Arms' Sailors Wife (uncredited) They Won't Believe Me
They Won't Believe Me
(1947) as Screaming Woman (uncredited) Cry Wolf (1947) as Wedding Caterer (uncredited The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
(1947) as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (1947) as Cathy, the Maid, in 'Fabulous Joe' The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Cathy, the Maid (uncredited) Driftwood (1947) as Excitable Woman (uncredited) Railroaded!
(1947) as Mrs. Wills (uncredited) Forever Amber (1947) as Marge (uncredited) The Judge Steps Out
The Judge Steps Out
(1947) as Mother at Party (uncredited) If You Knew Susie (1948) I Remember Mama (1948) as Aunt Trina The Noose Hangs High
The Noose Hangs High
(1948) as Hilda, the Maid (uncredited) Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Colpeck's Secretary (uncredited) Strike It Rich (1948) as Mrs. Annie Harkins The Dark Past
The Dark Past
(1948) as Agnes A Woman's Secret
A Woman's Secret
(1949) as Nurse Rusty Saves a Life
Rusty Saves a Life
(1949) as Miss Simmons (uncredited) Little Women (1949) as Sophie Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Nurse at Orphanage (uncredited) Madame Bovary (1949) as Félicité


Captain China
Captain China
(1950) as Miss Endicott Caged
(1950) as Emma Barber The Gunfighter
The Gunfighter
(1950) as Mrs. Devlin Peggy (1950) as Mrs. Privet, the Librarian Edge of Doom
Edge of Doom
(1950) as Mrs. Jeanette Moore Harriet Craig
Harriet Craig
(1950) as Lottie Stars over Hollywood
(1950) as Rosa Peterson The Mating Season (1951) as Annie Stars over Hollywood
(1951) as Rosa Peterson Goodbye, My Fancy
Goodbye, My Fancy
(1951) as Miss Birdshaw On Moonlight Bay (1951) as Miss Mary Stevens Angels in the Outfield (1951) as Sister Veronica Here Comes the Groom
Here Comes the Groom
(1951) as Mrs. McGonigle The Barefoot Mailman
The Barefoot Mailman
(1951) as Miss Della (uncredited) The Sea Hornet
The Sea Hornet
(1951) as Mrs. Drinkwater The Big Trees
The Big Trees
(1952) as Sister Blackburn Fearless Fagan
Fearless Fagan
(1952) as Mrs. Ardley Monsoon (1952) as Katie Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952) The Story of Three Loves
The Story of Three Loves
(1953) Woman They Almost Lynched
Woman They Almost Lynched
(1953) as First Townswoman Shane (1953) as Mrs. Liz Torrey The Vanquished
The Vanquished
(1953) as Mrs. Barbour You Are There (1953) as Mrs. Mary Surratt Letter to Loretta (1953) as Jennie Dragnet (1953) as Margaret Beckar A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Singing Woman Dragnet (1954) as Thelma Keene Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
(1954) as Martha - Maid / Elsie Untamed Heiress
Untamed Heiress
(1954) as Mrs. Flanny The Ford Television Theatre
The Ford Television Theatre
(1954) as Mabel The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
(1954) as Amelia Gravesend About Mrs. Leslie
About Mrs. Leslie
(1954) as Mrs. Croffman Susan Slept Here
Susan Slept Here
(1954) as Coffee Shop Waitress (uncredited) Lux Video Theatre
Lux Video Theatre
(1954) as Lavinia Penniman / Aunt Sabrina (1954) as Miss McCardle Stage 7 (1955) as Old Lady General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1955) as Frankie, Joan's maid Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955) as Maggie Illegal (1955) as Miss Hinkel The Millionaire (1955) as Nancy Marlborough Slightly Scarlet (1956) as Martha - June Lyons' Maid (uncredited) The Millionaire (1956) as Bedelia Buckley Matinee Theater
Matinee Theater
(1956) as Louise / Cissie I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
(1956) as Miss Hanna The Roy Rogers Show (1956) as Amity Bailey Lux Video Theatre
Lux Video Theatre
(1956) as Harriet / Norah / Nurse / Martha Stagecoach to Fury
Stagecoach to Fury
(1956) as Sarah Farrell Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1956) as Marie McGurk The Go-Getter (1956) as The Maid The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
(1957) as Mrs. Jane McGill The People's Choice (2 episodes, 1956, 1958) as Flora Jordan / Miss J. Hopkins / Lola Mr. Adams and Eve (1957) as Fan The Joseph Cotten Show, also known as On Trial (1957) as Martha All Mine to Give
All Mine to Give
(1957) as Mrs. Raiden The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
(1957) as Sally Benton The 20th Century Fox Hour
The 20th Century Fox Hour
(1957) as Minerva Comstock The Seventh Sin
The Seventh Sin
(1957) as Sister Saint Joseph God Is My Partner
God Is My Partner
(1957) as Mrs. Dalton Night Passage (1957) as Mrs. Feeney The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1957) as Adorine Rockabilly Baby
Rockabilly Baby
(1957) as Mrs. Wellington Trackdown, recurring role (1957–1959) as Henrietta Porter Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1958) as Miss Samantha Vertigo (1958) as Manager of McKittrick Hotel Decision (1958) as Granny Dawson As Young as We Are
As Young as We Are
(1958) as Nettie McPherson Macabre (1958) as Miss Kushins The Restless Gun
The Restless Gun
(1958) as Mrs. Amy Morgan / Emma Birch Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
(1958) as Harriet The Texan, in "The Lord Will Provide" (1958)[6] as Katy Clayton 77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
(1959) as Martha Ward Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn
(1959) as Irma Goffney Perry Mason (1959) as Old Lady Card Player The Restless Gun
The Restless Gun
(1959) as Ruth Purcell Wagon Train
Wagon Train
(1959) as Aunt Em Lock Up (1959) as Mrs. Cathrey The DuPont Show with June Allyson, with James Coburn
James Coburn
and Jane Powell, in episode entitled "The Girl" (1959) as Mrs. Walters Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
(1959) as Miss Carter


(1960) as Lorna Doone Mayberry General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1960) as Ma Jericho Hot off the Wire
Hot off the Wire
(1960) The Rifleman
The Rifleman
(1960) as Mrs. Avery Visit to a Small Planet
Visit to a Small Planet
(1960) as Mrs. Mabel Mayberry Tightrope (1960) as Hazel Mason Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1960) as Emma The Chevy Mystery Show (1960) as Maria Wagon Train
Wagon Train
(1960) as Aunt Em The Rebel (1960) as Carrie Blyden Dennis the Menace (1960) as Miss Douglas Thriller (1960) as Mrs. Peele Tales of Wells Fargo
Tales of Wells Fargo
(1960) as Kate Wiggam Lock-Up (1960) as Amy Kraus Lassie
(1961) as Pearlie Mae Yochim / Pearlie Mae Surfside 6
Surfside 6
(1961) as Addie Horton The Tall Man (1961) as Hannah Blossom Hennesey
(2 episodes 1960–1961) as Mrs. Hammer - Landlady The Tab Hunter Show
The Tab Hunter Show
(1961) Frontier Circus
Frontier Circus
(1961) as Abby General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1961) as Gracie Jordan The Rifleman
The Rifleman
(1961) as Mrs. Morgan Pocketful of Miracles
Pocketful of Miracles
(1961) as Soho Sal Follow the Sun (1961) as Annabelle Witherspoon The Dick Powell Show
The Dick Powell Show
(1962) as Mrs. Butterworth The Joey Bishop Show (1962) as the Judge Saintly Sinners (1962) as Mrs. McKenzie 87th Precinct (1962) as Mrs. Brodek Cheyenne (1962) as Hortense Durango Dr. Kildare
Dr. Kildare
(1962) as Ainsley Hallie Bonanza
(1963) as Cora Milford The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
(1963) as Myrt 'Hubcaps' Lesh McKeever and the Colonel
McKeever and the Colonel
(1963) as Mrs. Blackwell The Caretakers
The Caretakers
(1963) as Irene The Lucy Show
The Lucy Show
(1963) as Miss Tanner / Woman in Park 4 for Texas
4 for Texas
(1963) as Widow The Strangler
The Strangler
(1964) as Mrs. Kroll Destry (1964) as Granny Jellico Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
(1964) as Mother The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
(1964) as Mrs. Emma Poke The Virginian (1964) as Mrs. Clancy Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
(1964) as Town Gossip The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964) as The Chief Nurse Daniel Boone (1965) as Hilda Brock The Addams Family
The Addams Family
(1965) as Mother Lurch The Donna Reed Show
The Donna Reed Show
(1965) as Christine Moss Ben Casey
Ben Casey
(1965) as Mrs. Jacoby The Family Jewels (1965) as Airline Passenger The Farmer's Daughter (1965) as Mrs. Schuyler Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965) The F.B.I. (1966) as Mary Carmichael / Mrs. Stone The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
(1966) as Miss Neva Tremaine Get Smart
Get Smart
(1966) as Agnes Davenport Honey West (1966) as Nellie Peedy Lassie
(1966) as Bess Wright The Night of the Grizzly (1966) as Hazel Squires Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(1966) as Miss Purdy The Glass Bottom Boat
The Glass Bottom Boat
(1966) as Anna Miller The Fugitive (1966) as Mrs. Murdock / Mrs. Barlow Laredo (1966) as Ma Sweet The F.B.I. (1967) as Elizabeth Page The Invaders
The Invaders
(1967) as Aunt Sara The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
(1967) as Madame Bloor Mr. Terrific (1967) as Mrs. Walters Rango (1967) The Gnome-Mobile
The Gnome-Mobile
(1967) as Etta Pettibone (uncredited) The Big Valley
The Big Valley
(1967) as Emmie Pearson Batman (1968) as Mrs. Green The F.B.I. (1968) as Hannah Beecher / Aunt Florrie Buell The Mystery of Edward Sims (1968) as Woman at Burton Ridge land office The Legend of Lylah Clare
The Legend of Lylah Clare
(1968) as Script Girl Ruba al prossimo tuo
Ruba al prossimo tuo
(1968) as Maddy Walker The High Chaparral
The High Chaparral
(1968) as Mrs. Dilts The Guns of Will Sonnett
The Guns of Will Sonnett
(1968) as Molly Cobb Lassie
(1968) as Amy Baker Hawaii Five-O (1968) as Mrs. Feathertree Ironside (1969) as Agnes Fairchild Adam-12
(1969) as Mrs. Cunningham Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
(1969) as Mother Angel in My Pocket
Angel in My Pocket
(1969) as Old Woman The Outsider (1969) as Aunt Myrtle Lancer (1969) as Widow Hargis


The F.B.I. (1970) as Mrs. Anderson Nanny and the Professor
Nanny and the Professor
(1970) as Mrs. Kaufman Bracken's World
Bracken's World
(1970) as Mrs. Hopkins Adam-12
(1971) as Camille Gearhardt Love, American Style
Love, American Style
(1971) as The Little Old Lady (segment "Love and the Jury") The Odd Couple (1971) as Florence Cannon (1971) as Teacher Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) as Abigail A Tattered Web (1971) as Mrs. Simmons The Partners
The Partners
(1971 TV Series, who took no prisoners!) as Eddie Palalskie's mother The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) as Esther Walton The Waltons, series regular as Esther Walton (1972–1980) as Esther Walton Napoleon and Samantha
Napoleon and Samantha
(1972) as Gertrude Night Gallery
Night Gallery
(1972) as Miss Patience Love, American Style
Love, American Style
(1972) as Granny Gambler (segment "Love and Lady Luck") Tenafly (1973) as Leslie Storm The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (1974) as Ma Floyd


All the Way Home (1981) as Great-Gandmaw Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982) as Grandma Walton A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982) as Grandma Walton


A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993) as Grandma Walton A Walton Wedding (1995) as Grandma Walton A Walton Easter (1997) as Grandma Walton (final film role)


The Broken Coin
The Broken Coin
(1936) (Original Story as Ellen Hansen) Twilight on the Trail
Twilight on the Trail
(1941) (screenplay) Hoppy's Holiday
Hoppy's Holiday
(1947) (story) The Waltons
The Waltons
(story, 2 episodes): The Separation (1973), The Search (1976)

Miscellaneous crew[edit]

Swiss Miss (1938) (script supervisor) (uncredited)


^ Billy Hathorn, "Roy Bean, Temple Houston, Bill Longley, Ranald Mackenzie, Buffalo Bill, Jr., and the Texas Rangers: Depictions of West Texans in Series Television, 1955 to 1967", West Texas Historical Review, Vol. 89 (2013), p. 104 ^ "Walton's Granny' suffers stroke". The Miami News. Ancestry.com #Newspapers.com. 11 November 1976. (Subscription required (help)).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ " Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
return uncertain". The Orlando Sentinel. Ancestry.com #Newspapers.com. 15 May 1977. (Subscription required (help)).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ " Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
'Walton's' returning". The Ithaca Journal. Ancestry.com #Newspapers.com. 19 December 1977. (Subscription required (help)).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Ellen Corby". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. Retrieved 15 September 2014. In late 1969, Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
and I, along with 120 others, spent some months in the jungles of the Himalayan foothills near Rishikesh, India, becoming teachers of Transcendental Meditation.  ^ "The Texan". Classic Television Archive. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 

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Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 32207063 LCCN: no2002002057 ISNI: 0000 0000 6301 9201 SUDOC: 162484801 BNF: cb14166436p (data) BNE: XX4805319 SN