Aneta Louise Corsaut, also known as Aneta Corsaut, was an American actress and writer who is best known for portraying “Helen Crump” on an American situation comedy television series The Andy Griffith Show. The veteran actress had played many roles in various films and television shows.
Aneta was born on November 3, 1933 in Hutchinson, Kansara, United States of America and holds American citizenship. She died on November 6, 1995 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA. She was born to Jesse Harrison and Opal J. Corsaut. Aneta was reportedly an only child to her parents.
At Northeastern University, she studied drama and acting with Lee Strasberg, a Polish-born American actor, director, and theater practitioner. Corsaut dropped out to pursue an acting career at a young age, but took courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with the goal of earning a degree while filming The Andy Griffith Show.
According to the reports, Aneta was unmarried and had no children. According to the 2015 book Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show, she and Andy Griffith had an affair while filming The Andy Griffith Show. At the time, Andy Griffith was married.
On November 6, 1995, just three days after her 62nd birthday, Aneta died of cancer in Los Angeles, California. A Catholic, she was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in nearby North Hollywood.
Aneta Corsaut career
She began her acting career in New York City in the mid-1950s. She made her film debut with Terrence Stephen McQueen in 1958’s The Blob, an American science fiction horror film. In 1961-1962 she played the character of Irma Howell in Mrs. G Goes to College, a 26-episode American CBS sitcom. In 1963, Corsaut starred on the long-running show The Andy Griffith Show as “Helen Crump,” a school teacher.
She became the wife of the Mayberry Sheriff in the first episode of Mayberry RFD, a spin-off sequel to The Griffith Show. In 1965, she also played the role of Kathy McLennan, a rancher’s young widow, in the episode “Paid in Full” in a vintage American radio-TV syndication of the western anthology series “Death Valley Days.”
She later appeared in the 1975-1976 CBS crime series The Blue Knight as the girlfriend of Police Officer Bumper Morgan’s pawn shop owner. In an American police television procedural drama series, Adam-12, she played “Judy”, the girlfriend of Officer Pete Malloy. She had a supporting role as Head Nurse Bradley following the 1980s sitcom series House Calls.
In 1977, on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital, when Emily McLaughlin, a longtime actress, was too ill to work, Corsaut was cast as Nurse Jesse Brewer. In 1986 and 1993, she reprized the role of Helen Crump on the reunion shows Return to Mayberry and The Andy Griffith Show Reunion. As an author, she co-authored The Mystery Reader’s Quiz Book with Muff Singer and Rob Wagner.
Biography of Aneta Corsaut
|Real name||Aneta Louise Corsaut|
|Date of birth||November 3, 1933|
|Died||Nov. 6, 1995|
|Place of birth||Hutchinson, Kansas, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 55kg – in pounds – 121 pounds|
|bra (chest) size||32B|
|shoe size||7 (USA)|
Aneta Corsaut Family
|Father||Jesse Harrison Corsaut|
|mother||Opal J. Corsaut|
|Was she lesbian?||no|
|favorite Food||Not known|
|favorite destination||Not known|
|favourite colour||Not known|
Aneta Corsaut net worth
The veteran actress had achieved so much fame during her acting career. Due to her excellent acting skills, she became very successful in her profession and had many fans who followed her blindly. According to the sources, she had an estimated net worth of around $3 million.
Facts About Aneta Corsaut
- She made her first television show debut in 1955 in Producers’ Showcase.
- She breathed her last in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.
- Her last film was The Toolbox Murders in 1978, in which she played the role of Joanne Ballard.
- Her last television show was “Matlock”; played a recurring role of judge Cynthia Justin with star Andy Griffith.
- The Mystery Reader’s Quiz Book was originally published in December 1981.