Vale: Ann Morgan Guilbert


US character actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, best known for The Nanny and The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died aged 87.

She died of cancer in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Guilbert appeared on dozens of shows over a four-decade career, including the next-door neighbour Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961. Her character was best friends with Mary Tyler Moore‘s character, Laura, who appeared in all five seasons of the sitcom.

In the ’90s, Guilbert was a regular on the The Nanny, playing the forgetful grandmother, Yetta Rosenberg.

Her other TV credits include The New Andy Griffith Show, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Life in Pieces, Grey’s Anatomy and all three seasons of HBO’s Getting On.

Theatre credits included The Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Matchmaker, Arsenic and Old Lace and Harvey.

Source: Yahoo


  1. she was hiliarious on The Nanny. plus a movie that she was in; Grumpier Old Men (she played Sophia Loren mother) she was funny in that as well. RIP

  2. daveinprogress

    We’ve lost a number of funny women in recent years and Ann was certainly one of those. She was often the scene stealer in The Nanny. I didn’t realise till reading this obit that she had such an integral role on the trail blazing Dick Van Dyke Show. The last thing I saw her in was the feature Please Give starring Catherine Kenner. Great character actor.

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