Ann Morgan Guilbert, star of 'Dick Van Dyke Show' and 'The Nanny,' dies at 87

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Ann Morgan Guilbert, known for her role on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," has died at age 87.

Guilbert died in a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer, per the Associated Press. Guilbert played Millie Helper, the Petrie's neighbor and Laura's (Mary Tyler Moore) best friend, on the popular 1960s sitcom for its entire five season run.

Guilbert's onscreen career began in the 60s, when she appeared on other popular shows like "My Three Sons" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."

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Following the end of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Guilbert went on to numerous TV guest roles on "I Dream of Jeannie," "Dragnet 1967," "The Partridge Family," and "Love, American Style." She also played Nora in "The New Andy Griffith Show"in 1971.

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In 1995, she played Mama Ragetti in the comedy sequel "Grumpier Old Men" opposite Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Sophia Loren.

Guilbert also made multiple appearances on "Seinfeld" as Evelyn, a resident of the same retirement community as Jerry's parents. She would also go on to star in the critically panned Larry David movie "Sour Grapes" and in David's hit HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

She also delighted audiences on the Fran Drescher comedy series "The Nanny," playing Fran's grandmother Yetta Rosenberg.

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More recently, Guilbert appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Modern Family," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Life in Pieces."

Guilbert is survived by her two children, acting coach and writer Nora Eckstein and actress Hallie Todd.

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