Ann Morgan Guilbert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Born (1928-10-16) October 16, 1928 (age 87)[1]
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) George Eckstein (1951-1966; divorced) 2 children
Guy Raymond (1967-1997; his death)
Children Hallie Todd (Daughter) Nora Eckstein (Daughter)

Ann Morgan Guilbert (born October 16, 1928), sometimes credited as Ann Guilbert, is an American actress who played hyperactive neighbor Millie Helper in 61 episodes of the early 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, and later Yetta Rosenberg, Fran Fine’s doddering grandmother, in 56 episodes of the 1990s sitcom The Nanny. She began her career as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Revues of the 1950s and 1960s.

Guilbert was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Dr. Gerald Guilbert, a physician, and his wife, Cornelia.[2] After The Dick Van Dyke Show, she made guest appearances in many other television shows, including Adam-12 (the premiere episode), as well as The Andy Griffith Show, Love, American Style, That Girl, Dragnet, Picket Fences, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[1]

She appeared in such feature films as A Guide for the Married Man, Viva Max!, Grumpier Old Men (as the mother of Sophia Loren's character), and Please Give, for which she received the CFA for Best Supporting Actress.[1] In December 2004, she appeared in the reunion of The Nanny titled The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember with Fran Drescher, Lauren Lane, Rachel Chagall and other cast members of The Nanny.[1]


She is the mother of actress Hallie Todd, and acting coach Nora Eckstein.





  1. ^ a b c d Profile,; accessed September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed September 4, 2014.