Ann Morgan Guilbert

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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 television and film actress, who portrayed a number of roles, from the 1950s on, most notably hyperactive neighbor Millie Helper in 61 episodes of the early 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show,[2] 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.[3] She attended Solomon Juneau High School, and after moving to San Francisco, she studied theater arts at Stanford University.[4] 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]

Personal life[edit]

Guilbert was married to writer and producer George Eckstein from 1953 until their divorce in 1966. They had two children together, actress Hallie Todd and acting coach Nora Eckstein.





  1. ^ a b c d Profile,; accessed September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Willens, Michele (May 26, 1996). "They've Come a Long Way". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Profile,; accessed September 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Guild, Leo (January 30, 1966). "Milwaukee's Nosy TV Neighbor". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved December 24, 2015.