Ellen Corby (1911 - 1999)Actress. She is best remembered for her role of ‘Esther "Grandma" Walton” in the television series, "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981).

Ellen Corby (1911 - 1999)Actress. She is best remembered for her role of ‘Esther "Grandma" Walton” in the television series, "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981).

llen 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.

llen 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.

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Grammy? Granny? G-ma? Nana? Nonna? Grams?

Ellen Corby began a career of playing small and supporting roles in the 40s -- from film noir in '45 to 'It's a Wonderful Life' in '46. In 1948 Corby was Oscar-nominated for her supporting role as Aunt Trina in "I Remember Mama." But her career didn't take off after this recognition as many others' had. In the late 50s and 60's she found work in television including a "criminal" part on The Andy Griffith Show. At age 60, Corby found security when she was cast as Grandma Esther Walton.

Ellen Corby began a career of playing small and supporting roles in the 40s -- from film noir in '45 to 'It's a Wonderful Life' in '46. In 1948 Corby was Oscar-nominated for her supporting role as Aunt Trina in "I Remember Mama." But her career didn't take off after this recognition as many others' had. In the late 50s and 60's she found work in television including a "criminal" part on The Andy Griffith Show. At age 60, Corby found security when she was cast as Grandma Esther Walton.

Ellen Corby (1911-1999) Ms Corby  is best remembered as grandma Walton  in the Tv show The Waltons. Ms Corby was 88 yrs when she passed

Ellen Corby (1911-1999) Ms Corby is best remembered as grandma Walton in the Tv show The Waltons. Ms Corby was 88 yrs when she passed

Ellen Corby | John (Ralph Waite) hugs his mother (Ellen Corby) now understanding ...

Ellen Corby | John (Ralph Waite) hugs his mother (Ellen Corby) now understanding ...

ELLEN CORBY as ESTHER WALTON, de grootmoeder in de Waltons. tv serie.

ELLEN CORBY as ESTHER WALTON, de grootmoeder in de Waltons. tv serie.

Ellen Corby had a stroke on real life and was partially paralyzed afterward. She returned to the show and continued her role as grandma with her paralysis.

Ellen Corby had a stroke on real life and was partially paralyzed afterward. She returned to the show and continued her role as grandma with her paralysis.

Actress Ellen Corby born in Racine, Wisconsin to Danish parents. Began her career as a writer. best-known role Grandma Esther Walton.  I love "The Walton's."

Actress Ellen Corby born in Racine, Wisconsin to Danish parents. Began her career as a writer. best-known role Grandma Esther Walton. I love "The Walton's."

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