How well do you know the career of Ellen Corby?

She was much more than Grandma Walton.


Her role as the terse but tender Grandma Walton brought her worldwide fame, but Ellen Corby had been acting for nearly four decades before she was cast on The Waltons. She was in everything from wacky sitcoms to Hitchcock thrillers.

How well do you know Ellen Corby's long Hollywood career? Take this quiz to put your knowledge to the test!

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  1. Ellen Corby is most famous for playing Grandma Walton. What is Grandma’s first name?
  2. True or false: Corby was in “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” which was developed into The Waltons.
  3. Which season did Corby make her last appearance on The Waltons?
  4. How many Waltons reunion movies was Corby in?
  5. Corby shows up in a memorable episode of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ playing a seemingly nice old woman who…
  6. Corby was also in one episode of ‘The Addams Family’ playing the mother of which character?
  7. Corby had a small role as a hotel manager in which Alfred Hitchcock thriller?
  8. True or false: Corby appeared in three Jack Webb police shows — the 1950s Dragnet, the 1960s Dragnet reboot, and Adam-12.
  9. Corby appeared in the movie ‘Napoleon and Samantha’ starring Michael Douglas, a very young Jodie Foster and which future Waltons costar?
  10. Corby was in the original iteration of which movie later remade in the 1990s?
  11. In a 1974 TV movie, Corby played the mother of which notorious 1930s outlaw played by Martin Sheen?
  12. Corby played Aunt Ellen in two episodes of which 1950s sitcom?
  13. Corby’s first role was a small, uncredited part in the movie ‘Storm at Daybreak’ released in what year?
  14. True or false: the TV movie ‘A Walton Easter’ was Corby’s last TV appearance.

How well do you know the career of Ellen Corby?

Your Result...

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Antenna2 6 months ago
Surprised they didn't mention her Academy-Award nomination for I Remember Mama...
Dajj 7 months ago
4/14 not that familiar with all those shows, but I liked her in the ghost and Mr. Chicken!
Yzerman 8 months ago
Ellen Corby was in the 1971 film Support Your Local Gunfighter with James Garner !! That’s Rockfish to you !!
Tracye 8 months ago
She was also in It's a wonderful life !!
BorisK 8 months ago
9/14 ... don't forget her great bit as Don Knotts schoolteacher in Ghost & Mr. Chicken (she takes the stand in court to help 'Luther' but does more harm than good with the tooth-filling-as-a-short-wave-radio that-communicates-with-Admiral Byrd line)
JHP 8 months ago
7/14 - passable - gonna buy a car from hubcaps Lesh
Maverick66 8 months ago
3/14. Know her as Esther Walton and Hubcaps Lesh & that's it.
Karellen 8 months ago
She was also an episode of The Rifleman, playing the mother of a psychopath threatening Mark and Lucas.
KJExpress 8 months ago
7/14. I fizzled badly towards the end! 💣
CaptainDunsel 8 months ago
Wow! An absolutely dismal 5/14.
I always enjoyed Ellen Corby's appearances, but I guess I didn't know anything about her career. The only question for which I *knew* the answer was #6 about the Addams Family.
Big3Fan 8 months ago
Sakes alive, only five. Goodnight, Gramma.
texasluva 8 months ago
Got 9/14 in Americas Favorite Guessing Game (MeTV). Some days lucky, some not so much. Fun never the less. Everyday you learn something new. Then 50 years later you forget 🤷🏻‍♀️.
KJExpress texasluva 8 months ago
Your guessing game was a little better than mine. 😵‍💫
harlow1313 8 months ago
As most of you known, Myrt Hubcaps Lesh inspired the ACDC song.

"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean
She was the best damn woman that I ever seen"
Snickers 8 months ago
7/14 and I think I did this quiz once before
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