Ann Morgan Guilbert, co-star on ‘The Dick Van Show,’ dies


NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Recent TV appearances included “Getting On” and a guest shot on “Grey’s Anatomy.” She was a regular on the 1990s sitcom “The Nanny,” and played Millie Helper on the acclaimed “Van Dyke” comedy in the early 1960s.

Guilbert 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.