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Ellen Corby

Corby in 1978
Personal information
Birth nameEllen Hansen
Birth dateJune 3, 1911
Place of birthRacine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of deathApril 14, 1999(age 87)
Death placeWoodland Hills, California, U.S.
Years active1933 97
SpouseFrancis Corby (1934-44)

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Ellen 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. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama.

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