Ann Morgan Guilbert
Ann Morgan Guilbert
|Died||June 14, 2016 (aged 87)|
|Other names||Ann Guilbert|
|Occupation||Actress / Comedian|
|Height||5 ft 1 in (155 cm)|
(m. 1951; div. 1966)
(m. 1967; died 1997)
Ann Morgan Guilbert (October 16, 1928 – June 14, 2016), sometimes credited as Ann Guilbert, was an American television and film actress and comedian who portrayed a number of roles from the 1950s on, most notably as Millie Helper in 61 episodes of the early 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, and later Yetta Rosenberg, Fran Fine's doddering grandmother, in 56 episodes of the 1990s sitcom The Nanny.
Life and career
Guilbert was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Dr. Gerald Guilbert, a physician, and his wife, Cornelia (née Morgan). Her paternal grandfather, Lionel Guilbert, was an immigrant from England.
She attended Solomon Juneau High School and after moving to San Francisco studied theater arts at Stanford University. She began her career as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Revues of the 1950s and 1960s.
After The Dick Van Dyke Show, she made guest appearances in many other television shows, including Adam-12 (the premiere episode), as well as The Andy Griffith Show, Love, American Style, That Girl, Dragnet, Picket Fences, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. From 1993 to 1999, she appeared as Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny. In December 2004, she appeared in the reunion of The Nanny titled The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember with Fran Drescher and other cast members of The Nanny.
She appeared in such feature films as A Guide for the Married Man, Viva Max!, Grumpier Old Men (as the mother of Sophia Loren's character), and Please Give, for which she received the CFA for Best Supporting Actress.
Guilbert was married to writer and producer George Eckstein from 1951 until their divorce in 1966. They had two children together, actress Hallie Todd and acting coach Nora Eckstein. Her second marriage, to Guy Raymond, lasted from 1967 until his death in 1997.
|1962||Two for the Seesaw||Molly|
|1963||The Man from the Diners' Club||Ella Trask|
|1964||One Man's Way||Mrs. Grayle|
|1967||A Guide for the Married Man||Technical Advisor (Charlie's Wife)|
|1968||How Sweet It Is!||Bibi|
|1969||Viva Max!||Edna Miller|
|1995||Grumpier Old Men||Francesca 'Mama' Ragetti|
|1998||Sour Grapes||Mrs. Drier|
|1961||My Three Sons||Verna Foster||Episode: "Unite or Sink"|
|1961–1966||The Dick Van Dyke Show||Millie Helper||Recurring role|
|1962||You're Only Young Once||Connie Fletcher||TV film|
|1966||Hey, Landlord||Mrs. Henderson||Episode: "Pursuit of a Dream"|
|1967||'Good Morning World||Harriet Hatfield||Episode: "You vs. Me"|
|1967||The Andy Griffith Show||Ella||Episode: "Aunt Bee's Cousin"|
|1967, 1970||Dragnet 1967||Marnie Prout / Bessie McDermott||Episodes: "The Big Neighbor", "Burglary: Helpful Woman"|
|1968||Adam-12||Ruth Elkins||Episode: "Log 1: The Impossible Mission"|
|1969||I Dream of Jeannie||Thelma Crawford||Episode: "Jeannie for the Defense"|
|1969||Room 222||Mrs. Garrett||Episode: "Fathers and Sons"|
|1971||The D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill||Martha Grimes||TV film|
|1971||The New Andy Griffith Show||Nora||Supporting role|
|1971||The Partridge Family||Mrs. Bruner||Episode: "The Undergraduate"|
|1971||Love, American Style||Mrs. Manfried||Segment: "Love and the Tuba"|
|1972||Second Chance||Charlene||TV film|
|1972, 1974||Emergency!||Tilly Meers / Cora||Episodes: "Women", "Surprise"|
|1973||Chase||Mae Monroe||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1975||The Ghost Busters||The Witch||Episode: "Which Witch Is Which?"|
|1975||On the Rocks||Mrs. Palik||Episode: "Dear John"|
|1976||Maude||Mathilda||Episode: "Walter's Stigma"|
|1976||Amelia Earhart||Esther Biddles||TV miniseries|
|1981||Barney Miller||Ms. Swallock||Episode: "Stress Analyzer"|
|1989||Cheers||Marge Thornhill||Episode: "Call Me, Irresponsible"|
|1989||Newhart||Aunt Bess||Episode: "Georgie and Bess"|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Harriet De Vol||Episode: "Murder: According to Maggie"|
|1990–91||The Fanelli Boys||Theresa Fanelli||Main role|
|1991||Blossom||Elizabeth||Episode: "You Can't Go Home"|
|1991, 1996||Seinfeld||Evelyn||Episodes: "The Pen", "The Cadillac"|
|1991, 1993||Empty Nest||Mama Todd||Episodes: "Windy", "Mama Todd, the Sequel"|
|1992–1994||Picket Fences||Myriam Wambaugh||Recurring role (seasons 1–3)|
|1993||Home Improvement||Wilson's Mother||Episode: "To Build or Not to Build"|
|1993–1999||The Nanny||Yetta Rosenberg||Recurring role|
|2004||The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited||Millie Helper||TV film|
|2005||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Lenore||Episode: "Kamikaze Bingo"|
|2007||State of Mind||Faye Fleischman||Episode: "Passion Fishing"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Church lady||Episode: “Alternate”|
|2012||Happily Divorced||Myrna||Episode: "The Burial Plotz"|
|2012||Friend Me||Mrs. Nesbitt||Episode: "Evan Is Now Friends with Vrementashen"|
|2012||Before We Made It||Lily||TV film|
|2013||Modern Family||Grams||Episode: "ClosetCon '13"|
|2013–2015||Getting On||Birdy Lamb||Recurring role|
|2014||The Winklers||Chef||TV film|
|2015||Grey's Anatomy||Gabby Margraff||Episode: "Old Time Rock and Roll"|
|2016||Life in Pieces||Gigi||Episodes: "Soccer Gigi TV Mikey", "CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring"|
|1959||Billy Barnes Revue||performer||Broadway debut|
|2000||Touch the Names||performer|
|2005||A Naked Girl on the Appian Way||Sadie|
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- "Ann Morgan Guilbert". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- Schmierbach, Edie (December 22, 2018). "Grumpier Old Men actress buried at Henderson". The Free Press (Mankato). "A Minneapolis native, the actress was the granddaughter of Lionel and Annie (Didra) Guilbert... Lionel Guilbert was an immigrant from England. He purchased his building in 1898 from his in-laws, Christian and Louisa (Buck) Didra."
- Guild, Leo (January 30, 1966). "Milwaukee's Nosy TV Neighbor". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
- "Lifetime Television's 'The Nanny Reunion: a Nosh to Remember' Averages 3.6 Million Viewers". PR Newswire. December 7, 2004. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
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- "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985", Raymond W. Guyer [actor Guy Raymond] and Ann Guilbert Eckstein, September 8, 1969, Los Angeles, California. Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento; database copy of original record, archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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