Obits and Pieces

Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, beloved as the next-door neighbor on The Dick Van Dyke Show and seen recently on CBS' comedy Life in Pieces, has died.

Guilbert died of cancer in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her daughter Nora Eckstein said. She was 87.

She marked her first TV appearance in 1961 on My Three Sons. Recent TV appearances included Getting On and a guest shot on Grey's Anatomy.

Having endeared herself to audiences playing neighbor Millie Helper on the acclaimed Van Dyke comedy in the early 1960s, some 30 years later she was a regular (and memorable) as feisty Grandma Yetta on the 1990s sitcom The Nanny.

A graduate of Stanford, Guilbert also had extensive theater credits, including the 2005 Broadway play The Naked Girl on the Appian Way, and productions of The Matchmaker, Arsenic and Old Lace and Harvey.

She was married twice. After her marriage to producer-writer George Eckstein ended in divorce, she married actor Guy Raymond, who died in 1997.