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Annie-Xmas
06-16-2016, 09:52 AM
Cite (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ann-morgan-guilbert-of-the-nanny-dies-at-87-w210306)

I guess that leaves Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

Guilbert was also hysterical as Fran Fine's grandmother on The Nanny. The episode with Elton John as one of my favorites!

Sampiro
06-16-2016, 10:33 AM
Yetta on The Nanny was a great career renaissance; she stole every scene she was in. I wonder how many other actors have had two such memorable TV characters that many years apart.

Shoeless
06-16-2016, 11:17 AM
Didn't she show up on a few episodes of Seinfeld as one of the retirement community neighbors?

Loach
06-16-2016, 11:47 AM
Cite (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ann-morgan-guilbert-of-the-nanny-dies-at-87-w210306)

I guess that leaves Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.


Larry Mathews is not dead either.

kunilou
06-16-2016, 12:57 PM
Reportedly, Carl Reiner offered to make her a full-time cast member on DVD, but she declined, believing she'd guest star in enough episodes each season to have it work out finanically, and they'd probably write better parts for her, since they would have to specifically write her into a story.

Richard John Marcej
06-16-2016, 01:27 PM
Didn't she show up on a few episodes of Seinfeld as one of the retirement community neighbors?

Yes. She was in the episodes about Jerry buying his dad a cadillac and when Klompus gave him the pen that could write upside down.

Little Nemo
06-16-2016, 01:38 PM
Larry Mathews is not dead either.Rose Marie is also still alive.

Loach
06-16-2016, 03:09 PM
Rose Marie is also still alive.

Holy shit you are right. I thought for sure I had heard she died a few years ago. 92 years old.

Mean Mr. Mustard
06-16-2016, 05:58 PM
Rose Marie is also still alive.

Holy shit you are right. I thought for sure I had heard she died a few years ago. 92 years old.

She is the new Abe Vigoda.

For the record, I have always loved 'Millie'.


mmm

jayjay
06-16-2016, 06:04 PM
She also played the grandmother on Life In Pieces. It was a very occasional role...I think she was in all of 2 episodes total.

SpoilerVirgin
06-16-2016, 07:08 PM
I loved Ann Guilbert. She did an amazing job with Yetta.

Yetta on The Nanny was a great career renaissance; she stole every scene she was in. I wonder how many other actors have had two such memorable TV characters that many years apart.There's David McCallum, who was Ilya Kuryakin from U.N.C.L.E. in 1964 and has been Dr. "Ducky" Mallard from N.C.I.S. since 2003.

What Exit?
06-16-2016, 07:38 PM
Poor Millie, teaming with Mary Tyler Moore on a hit sitcom appears to lead to a pretty high chance of long life. Many of her cast mates on both shows have beat the averages by plenty and most are still going.

Richard John Marcej
06-16-2016, 08:01 PM
Poor Millie, teaming with Mary Tyler Moore on a hit sitcom appears to lead to a pretty high chance of long life. Many of her cast mates on both shows have beat the averages by plenty and most are still going.

Well, she "could light up the world with her smile", so... :)

alphaboi867
06-16-2016, 10:39 PM
Yetta on The Nanny was a great career renaissance; she stole every scene she was in. I wonder how many other actors have had two such memorable TV characters that many years apart.

Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens in the 70s, Rose Nylund in the 80s, and Elka Ostrovsky in the 10s.

Little Nemo
06-16-2016, 11:10 PM
Yetta on The Nanny was a great career renaissance; she stole every scene she was in. I wonder how many other actors have had two such memorable TV characters that many years apart.
There's David McCallum, who was Ilya Kuryakin from U.N.C.L.E. in 1964 and has been Dr. "Ducky" Mallard from N.C.I.S. since 2003.
Ron Howard began playing Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show in 1960. He narrates (and appeared as a guest star on camera) for Arrested Development as recently as 2013. A fifty-three year stretch is pretty impressive and Howard is only 62 so there's a good chance he can extend it.

rowrrbazzle
06-17-2016, 02:02 AM
My favorite Millie moments:

1. Rob and Laura have invited an old friend, a hypnotist, to a dinner party. I love the way Millie says, "Put me in a trance! Put me in a trance!"

http://www.hulu.com/watch/30466 at 2:45

2. For the community variety show, Millie does her impression of Jimmy Cagney.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/30467#i0,p12,s2,d0,f1 at 4:35.

3. In a rehearsal, Millie performs her role as Cleopatra.

Same episode, at 10:15.

4. For a later community show, Millie sings her audition song, "My Heart Got a Smack in the Face."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/113984#i0,p4,s3,d0,f1 at 9:50.

MrAtoz
06-17-2016, 08:04 AM
4. For a later community show, Millie sings her audition song, "My Heart Got a Smack in the Face."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/113984#i0,p4,s3,d0,f1 at 9:50.

That song has always been one of my favorite Dick Van Dyke Show moments, bar none. Sad to hear about Ann Guilbert's passing. She took what could have been a colorless role, the leading lady's more plain best friend, and made it a source of several genuine belly-laughs. It demonstrates what a true ensemble show the Dick Van Dyke Show was, that it would give its supporting characters bits like that where they could be the center of attention.

I was never a fan of The Nanny, but I did enjoy knowing that she had gotten another good part later in life. RIP.