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Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1942
DiedJune 14, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseGuy Raymond, George Eckstein
FactAppearing in "A Naked Girl on the Apian Way" at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California. [April 2005]

Ann Morgan Guilbert (born July 26, 1928) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and as Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny.

Guilbert was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Bernice (née Morgan) and Henry Guilbert, a businessman. She was raised in Los Angeles, California. She has two sisters, Beverly and Barbara.

Guilbert began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She made her television debut in 1953, appearing on an episode of The Loretta Young Show. She went on to guest star on numerous television shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including The Twilight Zone, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie.

In 1961, Guilbert was cast as Millie Helper, the neighbor and best friend of Laura Petrie (played by Mary Tyler Moore) on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She appeared in all 158 episodes of the series, which ran for five seasons.

In 1993, Guilbert began appearing as Yetta Rosenberg, the grandmother of Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher), on The Nanny. She appeared in all 146 episodes of the series, which ran for six seasons.

Guilbert has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Paul Gilbert, with whom she had two children: Lucie Arnaz (born 1951) and Desi Arnaz Jr. (born 1953). Her second husband was actor Richard Schaal, with whom she had two children: Stephanie (born 1961) and Wendy Schaal (born 1963). Her third husband is actor-director Bill Hudson, with whom she has two children: Kate Hudson (born 1979) and Oliver Hudson (born 1976).

Guilbert has a net worth of $5 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful career as an actress and comedian.

General Info

Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1942
DiedJune 14, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthUnited Kingdom
Height1.55 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationStanford University, MacDowell Montessori School


SpouseGuy Raymond, George Eckstein
ChildrenNora Eckstein, Hallie Todd
ParentsGerald Guilbert, Cornelia Guilbert


AwardsIndependent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
MoviesPlease Give, Sour Grapes, Grumpier Old Men, The Rangers
TV ShowsThe Nanny, The Fanelli Boys, The New Andy Griffith Show, Hey, Landlord, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hurricane Saturday

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1Appearing in "A Naked Girl on the Apian Way" at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California. [April 2005]
2Grandmother of Ivy Withrow.
3Mother, with George Eckstein, of two daughters: Nora Eckstein (acting teacher) and Hallie Todd.




Life in Pieces2016TV SeriesGiGi
Getting On2013-2015TV SeriesBirdy Lamb
Grey's Anatomy2015TV SeriesGabby Margraff
The Winklers2014TV MovieChef
Modern Family2013TV SeriesGrams
Before We Made It2012TV MovieLily
Happily Divorced2012TV SeriesMyrna
Friend Me2012TV SeriesMrs. Nesbitt
Please Give2010Andra (as Ann Guilbert)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesChurch Lady
State of Mind2007TV SeriesFaye Fleischman
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesLenore
The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited2004TV MovieMillie Helper
The Nanny1993-1999TV SeriesYetta Rosenberg
Sour Grapes1998Mrs. Drier (as Ann Guilbert)
Seinfeld1991-1996TV SeriesEvelyn
Grumpier Old Men1995Mama Ragetti (as Ann Guilbert)
Picket Fences1992-1994TV SeriesMyriam Wambaugh
Empty Nest1991-1993TV SeriesMama Todd
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesOld Woman
Room for Two1993TV Series
Home Improvement1993TV SeriesWilson's Mother
Blossom1991TV SeriesElizabeth
The Fanelli Boys1990-1991TV SeriesTheresa Fanelli
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesHarriet De Vol
Newhart1989TV SeriesAunt Bess
Cheers1989TV SeriesMarge Thornhill
Barney Miller1981TV SeriesMs. Swallock
Amelia Earhart1976TV MovieEsther Biddles
Maude1976TV SeriesMathilda
On the Rocks1975TV SeriesMrs. Palik
The Ghost Busters1975TV SeriesThe Witch
The Rangers1974TV Movie
Emergency!1972-1974TV SeriesCora / Tilly Meers / Woman In Trouble
Chase1973TV MovieMae Monroe
Second Chance1972TV MovieCharlene
Love, American Style1970-1971TV SeriesMrs. Manfried (segment "Love and the Tuba") / (segment "Love and the Decision")
The Partridge Family1971TV SeriesMrs. Bruner
The New Andy Griffith Show1971TV SeriesNora
D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill1971TV MovieMartha Grimes
Dragnet 19671967-1970TV SeriesBessie McDermott / Marnie Prout
Viva Max1969Edna Miller
Room 2221969TV SeriesMrs. Garrett
I Dream of Jeannie1969TV SeriesThelma Crawford
Adam-121968TV SeriesRuth Elkins
How Sweet It Is!1968Bibi (as Ann M. Guilbert)
The Andy Griffith Show1967TV SeriesElla
Good Morning, World1967TV SeriesHarriet Hatfield
A Guide for the Married Man1967Technical Adviser (Charlie's Wife)
Hey, Landlord1966TV SeriesMrs. Henderson (1966-1967)
The Dick Van Dyke Show1961-1966TV SeriesMillie Helper / Millie Crumberbacher / Millie Crumbermacher
One Man's Way1964Mrs. Grayle, Boardman's Receptionist
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963TV SeriesPet Shop Proprietress
The Man from the Diners' Club1963Ella Trask
Two for the Seesaw1962Molly - Dance Student's Mother (uncredited)
You're Only Young Once1962TV MovieConnie Fletcher (as Ann Morgan Gilbert)
Hennesey1961TV SeriesWaitress
My Three Sons1961TV SeriesVerna Foster


The Dick Van Dyke Show1963TV Series performer - 1 episode


Life in Pieces2016TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode
Behind the Scenes of Please Give2010Video documentary short special thanks - as Ann Guilbert
Making the Nanny2005Video documentary short special thanks - as Ann Guilbert


The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Behind the Scenes of Please Give2010Video documentary shortHerself / Andra (as Ann Guilbert)
Please Give: Outtakes2010Video shortHerself / Andra (uncredited)
Making the Nanny2005Video documentary shortHerself - 'Yetta Rosenberg' (as Ann Guilbert)
The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Ann Guilbert)
Inside TV Land: The Dick Van Dyke Show2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The Many Sides of Don Rickles1970TV SpecialHerself
Dick Van Dyke Special1967TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration2015TV MovieMillie Helper
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryMillie Helper - Dick Van Dyke Show
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special


Won Awards

2011Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsPlease Give (2010)

Nominated Awards

2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformancePlease Give (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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