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Ellen Corby ACTOR

Ellen Corby was born on June 3rd, 1911 in Racine, Wisconsin with the birth name Ellen Hansen.  She was raised in Philadelphia and in the 1930's, Corby decided to relocate to Hollywood in pursuit of a career as an actress.
She found work as a script assistant for twelve years and took acting lessons, before she was even given the chance to break into the industry.  When she was finally given the chance to appear on films, they were very small un-credited roles.  She worked on twenty five films receiving no credit before she finally was persistent and was cast in, "I Remember Mama" (1948) a role for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress Emmy.
Finally, her career began to take off appearing in more prominent films such as, "Shane" (1953) starring Alan Ladd and Van Heflin, "Sabrina" (1954) starring Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, "Vertigo" (1958) starring James Stewart, "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" (1950) and "The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters" (1954).  She was becoming a favorite in Western films and also had a recurring role on the television series, "Trackdown" (1957-1959) starring Robert Culp.
Along with now working as a film actress, Corby was also seen on a number of television series such as, "Wagon Train", "Bonanza", "Fury", "I Love Lucy", "Get Smart", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Waltons" (1971), playing Grandma Walton, a role which earned her Emmy Awards in 1973, 1974 and 1975.  Some of her more recent appearances were on such television movies as, "The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons" (1980), "All the Way Home" (1981), "A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain" (1982), "A Walton Wedding" (1995) and "A Walton Easter" (1997). 
Ellen Corby married only once to Francis Corby from 1934 through 1944.  She never re-married nor did she have any children of her own.  She passed away from natural causes at the age of eighty seven on April 14th, 1999 at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.  Her mausoleum is in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  


1997   A Walton Easter 

1995   A Walton Wedding

1993   A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion 

1982   A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain 

1982   A Wedding on Walton's Mountain 

1981   All the Way Home 

1980   The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons 

1971-1980  The Waltons

1974   The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd 

1973   Tenafly

1971-1972  Love, American Style 

1972   Rod Serling's Night Gallery 

1972   Napoleon and Samantha 

1971   The Partners 

1971   A Tattered Web 

1971   The D.A. 

1971   Support Your Local Gunfighter 

1971   Cannon

1971   The Odd Couple 

1969-1971  Adam-12

1971   Dan August

1971   The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

1970   The Red Skelton Hour

1966-1970  The F.B.I.

1970   The Bill Cosby Show 

1970   Bracken's World 

1970   Nanny and the Professor

1969   Lancer 

1969   The Outsider 

1969   Angel in My Pocket 

1964-1969  Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 

1969   Ironside 

1968   Hawaii Five-O 

1961-1968  Lassie 

1968   The Guns of Will Sonnett

1968   The High Chaparral 

1968   A Fine Pair 

1968   The Legend of Lylah Clare 

1968   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1968   Batman 

1968   Felony Squad

1967   Accidental Family

1967   The Big Valley

1967   The Gnome-Mobile

Etta   Pettibone

1967   Rango 

1967   Please Don't Eat the Daisies

1967   Mr. Terrific

1967   The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

1967   The Invaders
1966   Laredo 

1966   The Fugitive 

1966   The Glass Bottom Boat

1966   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1966   The Night of the Grizzly 

1966   Honey West 

1966   Get Smart 

1966   The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 

1963-1965  Hazel

1965   Tammy 

1965   Luke and the Tenderfoot

1965   The Family Jewels 

1965   Ben Casey

1965   The Farmer's Daughter

1965   The Donna Reed Show

1965   The Addams Family 

1965   Daniel Boone 

1965   The Baileys of Balboa 

1964   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

1964   Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

1964   The Virginian

1964   The Beverly Hillbillies 

1964   Destry 

1964   The Strangler 

1963   4 for Texas

1963   Channing

1963   The Lucy Show

1963   The Caretakers 

1963   The Andy Griffith Show

1963   McKeever & the Colonel

1962-1963  The Dick Powell Theatre

1960-1963  Bonanza

1962-1963  Saints and Sinners 

1963   Going My Way

1962   Fair Exchange

1962   Dr. Kildare

1962   Cheyenne 

1962   Saintly Sinners

1962   87th Precinct

1961   Follow the Sun

1960-1961  The Rifleman

1961   Pocketful of Miracles 

1955-1961  G.E. True Theater 

1961   Frontier Circus 

1961   The Asphalt Jungle 

1961   The Tab Hunter Show 

1961   Hennesey 

1961   The Tall Man

1961   Surfside 6 

1959-1960  Lock Up 

1960   Tales of Wells Fargo

1960   Thriller

1960   The Rebel 

1960   Dennis the Menace
1960   The Jim Backus Show

1959-1960  Wagon Train 

1960   The Chevy Mystery Show 

1955-1960  Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1960   Tightrope

1960   The Betty Hutton Show 

1960   Adventures in Paradise

1960   Laramie

1960   Visit to a Small Planet 

1958-1959  Richard Diamond, Private Detective 

1959   The DuPont Show with June Allyson 

1959   Man Without a Gun 

1958-1959  The Restless Gun 

1959   The Lineup

1959   Perry Mason 

1958-1959  Trackdown 

1959   Peter Gunn 

1959   77 Sunset Strip 

1958   The Texan 

1958   Macabre 

1958   Rescue 8 

1958   Bronco

1958   As Young as We Are 

1958   Decision

1958   Alcoa Theatre 

1958   Vertigo

1956-1958  The People's Choice 

1957   Rockabilly Baby

1957   The Adventures of Jim Bowie

1957   God Is My Partner 

1957   Night Passage

1957   The Seventh Sin 

1957   The 20th Century-Fox Hour 

1957   The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial

1957   All Mine to Give 

1957   The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

1957   Mr. Adams and Eve 

1957   The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 

1956   Stagecoach to Fury 

1956   The Roy Rogers Show 

1956   I Love Lucy 

1956   Matinee Theatre

1956   Alias Mike Hercules 

1956   General Electric Summer Originals 

1956   Sneak Preview

1954-1956  Lux Video Theatre 

1955-1956  The Millionaire

1956   Slightly Scarlet 

1956   The Go-Getter 

1955   Illegal 

1955   The Man Behind the Badge 

1955   Stage 7

1955   The Stu Erwin Show 

1955   So This Is Hollywood 

1955   The Whistler 

1953-1954  Big Town 

1954   Sabrina 

1954   The Mickey Rooney Show

1954   Susan Slept Here

1954   About Mrs. Leslie

1954   The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

1954   The Ford Television Theatre

1954   Untamed Heiress 

1953-1954  Four Star Playhouse

1953-1954  Dragnet 

1953   The Revlon Mirror Theater 

1953   99 River Street 

1953   A Lion Is in the Streets

1953   The Loretta Young Show

1953   You Are There 

1953   The Vanquished

1953   Shane

1953   Woman They Almost Lynched 

1953   The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

1952   Monsoon

1952   Your Jeweler's Showcase

1952   Fearless Fagan 

1952   The Big Trees

1951   The Sea Hornet 

1951   The Barefoot Mailman 

1951   Here Comes the Groom

1951   Angels in the Outfield 

1951   On Moonlight Bay 

1951   Goodbye, My Fancy

1950-1951  Stars Over Hollywood
1951   The Mating Season

1950   Harriet Craig

1950   Edge of Doom

1950   Peggy 

1950   The Gunfighter 

1950   Caged 

1950   Captain China 

1949   Madame Bovary

1949   Mighty Joe Young 

1949   The Judge Steps Out 

1949   Little Women 

1949   A Woman's Secret 

1949   Rusty Saves a Life

1948   The Dark Past

1948   Strike It Rich 

1948   Fighting Father Dunne 

1948   The Noose Hangs High 

1948   I Remember Mama 

1947   Forever Amber 

1947   Railroaded! 

1947   Driftwood 

1947   The Fabulous Joe 

1947   The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival 

1947   The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 

1947   Cry Wolf 

1947   They Won't Believe Me 

1947   Living in a Big Way 

1947   The Long Night 

1947   Born to Kill 

1947   Beat the Band 

1946   It's a Wonderful Life 

1946   The Locket

1946   Sister Kenny 

1946   Crack-Up 

1946   Till the End of Time 

1946   Cuban Pete

1946   Lover Come Back 

1946   In Old Sacramento 

1946   The Truth About Murder 

1946   Bedlam 

1946   The Dark Corner 

1946   From This Day Forward 

1946   The Scarlet Horseman

1945   The Spiral Staircase 

1945   Cornered

1936   The Broken Coin

1935   Speed Limited 

1934   Babes in Toyland 

1933   Sons of the Desert

1933   Rafter Romance

Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - Night Passage starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster, Elaine Stewart, Brandon de Wilde, Jay C. Flippen, Herbert Anderson, Robert J. Wilke, Hugh Beaumont, Jack Elam, Tommy Cook, Paul Fix, Olive Carey, James Flavin, Donald Curtis, Ellen Corby, John Daheim, Kenny Williams, Frank Chase, Harold Goodwin, Harold Hart, Jack C. Williams, Boyd Stockman, Henry Wills, Chuck Roberson, William W. Willingham, Polly Burson, Patsy Novak, Ted Mapes, Edwin C. Johnson and
Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - Madame Bovary starring Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, Christopher Kent, Gene Lockhart, Frank Allenby, Galdys Cooper, John Abbott, Henry Morgan, George Zucco and Ellen Corby
Matinee Classics - Peggy starring Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Lawrence, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Connie Gilchrist, Griff Barnett, James Todd, Jerome Cowan, Charles Trowbridge, Ellen Corby, Donna Martell, James Best and Lucille Barkley
Matinee Classics - Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker, Francis X. Bushman and Ellen Corby
Matinee Classics - Shane starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer, John Dierkes, Ellen Corby, Paul McVey, John Miller, Edith Evanson, Leonard Strong and Nancy Kulp
Matinee Classics - The Glass Bottom Boat starring Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, Eric Fleming, Dom DeLuise, Elisabeth Fraser, Dick Martin, George Tobias, Alice Pearce, Ellen Corby and Dee J. Thompson

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