Ellen Corby

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Birth Name: Ellen Corby
Born: 06/03/1911
Birth Place: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 04/14/1999

Corby began working in motion pictures as a script girl [a position now known as script supervisor or continuity], a job which brought her steady employment for twelve years. But she had other aspirations, and in 1941, even co-wrote a now obscure Paramount Western called "Twilight on the Trail" and provided the story for another oater, "Hoppy's Holiday" in 1947. In 1945, Corby convinced RKO she could be in front of the cameras, playing maids in her first three films, beginning with "Cornered" (1945). For three decades, she appeared in more than 75 films, often as a gossipy neighbor or a dour spinster, rarely walking lightly, yet she had virtually no periods without work. Corby was best known... Continue Bio >>

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