Helen Kleeb

Born in 1907, the former radio performer and veteran actress Helen Kleeb began her onscreen career with mostly uncredited roles in films such as "Witness to Murder" and "Magnificent Obsession" before making her ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1907

Filmography

Actor (35)

A Walton Wedding 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Wedding on Waltons Mountain 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

Dora (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Eleanor and Franklin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Detective 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Alexander 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Halls of Anger 1970 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Star Spangled Girl 1970 (Movie)

YWCA Receptionist (Actor)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

Mrs Mortimer (Actor)

Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964 (Movie)

Town Gossip (Actor)

Seven Days in May 1964 (Movie)

Esther Towsend (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Hilda (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Henrietta (Actor)

Pete and Gladys 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Chairlady (Actor)

The Young Savages 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Patton (Actor)

A Day of Fury 1956 (Movie)

Mrs McLean (Actor)

Friendly Persuasion 1956 (Movie)

Old Lady (Actor)

There's Always Tomorrow 1956 (Movie)

Mrs Walker (Actor)

Magnificent Obsession 1954 (Movie)

Mrs Eden (Actor)

Witness to Murder 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Little Game (TV Show)

Actor

A Walton Easter (TV Show)

Actor

Kansas City Confidential (Movie)

Mrs. Crane (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Movie)

Widow Douglas (Actor)

The Art of Crime (TV Show)

Actor

The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Show)

Actor

They Call It Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in 1907, the former radio performer and veteran actress Helen Kleeb began her onscreen career with mostly uncredited roles in films such as "Witness to Murder" and "Magnificent Obsession" before making her television debut on the seminal cop drama "Dragnet". In 1955, Kleeb guested as a Hollywood agent's secretary on an episode of "I Love Lucy", kicking off a career rife with (usually) comedic portrayals of receptionists, housewives, and town gossips in films and on TV series such as "Mister Ed", "The Munsters", "Dennis the Menace", "The Beverly Hillbillies", and "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte". While the actress showcased an even broader variety of comic talents on the long-running sketch series "The Red Skelton Hour", she carved out a second niche appearing on Westerns such as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza", and "The Virginian". It was this old-fashioned persona that helped garner Kleeb the recurring role of Miss Mamie Baldwin on the Depression-era family drama "The Waltons". Beyond the original 1972-1981 series, the actress portrayed the elderly moonshine manufacturer in a subsequent five TV movies (and appeared in such similar fare as "Little House on the Prairie"). Kleeb died in 2003.

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