ANN GUILBERT is beloved by television audiences as the neighbor Millie Helper on the classic Dick Van Dyke Show and as feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny. She has given memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her distinguished career, and recently starred in Nicole Holofcener's 2010 Sundance Film Festival selection, Please Give.
Ann's other film credits include Grumpier Old Men, Sour Grapes, A Guide for the Married Man, The Man from the Dinerís Club, How Sweet It Is! and Viva Max!
Ann's television appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law and Order: SVU, Seinfeld, Newhart, Cheers, Murder, She Wrote, a recurring role on Picket Fences, Empty Nest and Pros & Cons, and a starring role on the series The Fanelli Boys.
Ann has starred on Broadway in 2005's "The Naked Girl on the Appian Way." She starred Off Broadway in "The Billy Barnes Revue." Her other stage appearances include "The Matchmaker," "Arsenic and Old Lace," "The Road to Mecca," "Life Lines: An Afternoon with Ann Guilbert" and "Waiting for Godot," "A Lie of the Mind," "Three Men on a Horse" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Denver Center Theatre Company; "Harvey," "Foxfire,", "Blooding Wedding," "Misalliance," "Green Grow the Lilac," "The School for Scandal," "The Royal Family," "Major Barbara" and "Fifth of July" at the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts; "Growing Gracefully" at the Tiffany Theatre; "Life Times Ten" and "Nobodyís Safe Here" among others during her many years at Theatre West; "The Legacy" at The Old Globe; íNite, Mother," and "The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album" where she created the role of Alma, for which she won the 1988 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production, at Washington, DCís Arena Stage. She later performed "The Immigrant" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
She is a graduate of Stanford Universityís Department of Speech and Drama.
While at Stanford, Ann met the late producer/writer George Eckstein. They married and had two daughters, actress Hallie Todd, and longtime acting teacher and writer, Nora Eckstein. They divorced in 1966, and Ann married character actor Guy Raymond in 1969. They were together until his death in 1997. Ann currently lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.