Ellen Corby

1911 - 1999

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Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress and screenwriter. She is best remembered for playing the role of Esther "Grandma" Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellen Corby has received more than 1,898,471 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Ellen Corby is the 4,501st most popular actor (down from 3,841st in 2019), the 6,996th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,985th in 2019) and the 2,214th most popular American Actor.

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  • 26

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  • 1.42

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  • 4.66

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Among actors, Ellen Corby ranks 4,501 out of 10,030Before her are Colleen Moore, Cathleen Nesbitt, Harry Myers, Blair Brown, Andrew Sachs, and Tim Daly. After her are Kathy Burke, Kenneth More, Anthony Andrews, Blanche Sweet, Daisuke Gōri, and Anita Stewart.

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Among people born in 1911, Ellen Corby ranks 244Before her are Bas Paauwe, Bel Kaufman, Shoichi Sakata, Constantin Stanciu, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, and Adam Kozłowiecki. After her are Bruno Ahlberg, Gilles Grangier, István Énekes, Heinrich Mark, Sten Suvio, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Among people deceased in 1999, Ellen Corby ranks 189Before her are Dana Plato, Ernest Gold, Néstor Togneri, Yury Malyshev, Giuseppe Delfino, and Rick Danko. After her are Nahum Stelmach, Humberto Fernández-Morán, Paul-Émile de Souza, Lloyd La Beach, Boris Kuznetsov, and Gorilla Monsoon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ellen Corby ranks 6,996 out of 15,968Before her are Bill Carr (1909), Blair Brown (1946), Amy Tan (1952), Tim Daly (1956), Bill Joy (1954), and Dave Weckl (1960). After her are Blanche Sweet (1896), Joe Torre (1940), India Summer (1975), Harry Reid (1939), Charles Bacon (1885), and Anita Stewart (1895).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ellen Corby ranks 2,214Before her are Ken Curtis (1916), Mae Questel (1908), Colleen Moore (1899), Harry Myers (1882), Blair Brown (1946), and Tim Daly (1956). After her are Blanche Sweet (1896), Anita Stewart (1895), Elle Fanning (1998), Avery Brooks (1948), Kevin Alejandro (1976), and Patricia Wettig (1951).

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