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Ellen Corby (Ellen Hansen)

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Biography

Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor roles. One of them was in the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946). One of the highlights of her career came about in 1948 in I Remember Mama (1948) as Aunt Trina. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dress Person at Table Next to Chase's

Sons of the Desert 1933

4
Character: Townswoman at Tom-Tom's Trial

Babes in Toyland 1934

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Character: Ginny, Kitchen Maid

The Locket 1946

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Character: Mrs. Sumpter

Till the End of Time 1946

2
Character: Hospital Scrub Woman

Sister Kenny 1946

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Character: Broken Arms' Sailors Wife

Living in a Big Way 1947

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Character: Aunt Trina

I Remember Mama 1948

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Character: Nurse at Orphanage

Mighty Joe Young 1949

13
Character: Mrs. Ardley

Fearless Fagan 1952

2
Character: Sister Blackburn

The Big Trees 1952

3
Character: Mrs. Liz Torrey

Shane 1953

7
Character: Miss McCardle

Sabrina 1954

10
Character: Mrs. Croffman

About Mrs. Leslie 1954

3
Character: Mrs. Flanny

Untamed Heiress 1954

3
Character: Miss Hinkel

Illegal 1955

1
Character: Manager of McKittrick Hotel

Vertigo 1958

2
Character: Mrs. Mabel Mayberry

Visit to a Small Planet 1960

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2
Character: Hazel Squires

The Night of the Grizzly 1966

2
Character: Etta Pettibone

The Gnome-Mobile 1967

2
Character: Esther Walton / Herself

The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons 1980

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Character: Esther Walton

The Waltons 1971

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Character: Mrs. Dilts

The High Chaparral 1967

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Character: Soho Sal

Pocketful of Miracles 1961

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Character: Emma Barber

Caged 1950

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Character: Irma Goffney

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Christine Moss

The Donna Reed Show 1958

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Character: Sister Veronica

Angels in the Outfield 1951

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2
Character: Minerva Comstock

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Mamie Steel

Climax! 1954

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Character: Elvira Moss

Alcoa Theatre 1957

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Character: Nellie Peedy

Honey West 1965

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Character: Miss Patience

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Martha Ward

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Agnes Davenport

Get Smart 1965

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Character: Mrs. Mary Surratt

You Are There 1953

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Character: Ainsley Hallie

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Mother Lurch

The Addams Family 1964

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Character: Camille Gearhardt

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Mrs. Hilberman

The Bill Cosby Show 1969

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Character: Emmie Pearson

The Big Valley 1965

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Character: The Chief Nurse

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Minerva Anderson

Hazel 1961

1
Character: Widow Hargis

Lancer 1968

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Writing

Character: Esther Walton

The Waltons 1971

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