"Grandma Esther Walton", who is pictured here with her TV husband "Zebulon 'Zeb' Walton", was played by the late great Ellen Corby. The actress won a total of three Emmy Awards for her role as the grandmother of the "Walton" clan. Unfortunately, Ellen Corby passed away in 1999 following several years of declining health...may she rest in peace
They usually only play supporting roles in TV shows and sitcoms, but without them, the shows would be only half as heartfelt and funny. Who are we talking about? The older generation of actors and actresses that often play the grandmas or parents of our favorite characters! In our gallery, we have listed the most important grandmothers for you. Almost everybody knows Holland Taylor from her part in the successful sitcom Two and a Half Men. The actress celebrated her biggest success playing "Alan" and "Charlie's'" selfish mother "Evelyn Harper".