American actress and screenwriterDied when: 87 years 315 days (1054 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress and screenwriter.She is best remembered for the role of Esther "Grandma" Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards.
She was also nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama (1948).
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