Ellen Corby – Esther “Grandma” Walton
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“Grandma Walton” was played by Ellen Corby for five seasons and appeared 0n five out of the six movies. Ellen’s other most famous roles include It’s a Wonderful Life, The Andy Griffith Show, and several episodes of Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. Her acting career slowed down considerably in the 80s and 90s due to her failing health. Ellen passed away in 1999 from a stroke.