Ann Guilbert

Ann Guilbert established herself in popular consciousness as one in a string of American television's loopy next-door neighbors, launching a remarkable career as journeyman character actor across the gamut of narrative ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1928

Filmography

Actor (30)

Blossom 1991 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1991 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Getting On 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Herman's Head 1993 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1992 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1991 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny 1991 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Please Give 2010 (Movie)

Andra (Actor)

The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

Mrs Drier (Actor)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

Mama (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Fanelli Boys 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Chase 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Second Chance 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The New Andy Griffith Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Many Sides of Don Rickles 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Viva Max! 1969 (Movie)

Edna Miller (Actor)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

Bibi (Actor)

A Guide For the Married Man 1967 (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Hey, Landlord 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

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One Man's Way 1963 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

The Man From the Diner's Club 1962 (Movie)

Ella Trask (Actor)

Amelia Earhart (TV Show)

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Emergency! (TV Show)

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The Rangers (TV Show)

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Biography

Ann Guilbert established herself in popular consciousness as one in a string of American television's loopy next-door neighbors, launching a remarkable career as journeyman character actor across the gamut of narrative media. Guilbert emerged from an itinerant early life to find her calling at Stanford University, where she also met her eventual husband and career catalyst George Eckstein, later a successful TV producer. Eckstein produced her Broadway debut, the musical variety show "The Billy Barnes Revue," before she began landing one-off TV roles. In 1961, she arrived in style with a plum job as Millie Helper, the archetypal suburban busybody neighbor of Rob and Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66). She would make a living in regional theater and as a TV guest-star, with occasional returns to sitcoms, such as "The New Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1971), "The Fanelli Boys" (NBC, 1990-91) and, through much of the 1990s, "The Nanny" (CBS, 1993-99), an extended stint in which she played Fran Drescher's loopy grandmother. In 2005, she returned to Broadway in "A Naked Girl on the Appian Way," which brought her to the attention of filmmaker Nicole Holofcener. The director gave her the scene-stealing role of a brazenly forthright nonagenarian neighbor in "Please Give" (2010), the critically lauded indie ensemble drama about the residents of a New York apartment building. Still remembered fondly for her place the other side of the Petries' picket fence in New Rochelle, Guilbert became the rare case of a working actress effecting dynamic, unique characters long into a storied career.

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