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Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby (3 June 1911 - 14 April 1999) was an American actress and screenwriter. She is best remembered for playing the role of Esther "Grandma" Walton in 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).


Corby played Mother Lurch in The Addams Family episode "Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family".