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3. Grandma had a girlfriend

Ellen Corby, who played strict, god-fearing Grandma Walton, was apparently a chain-smoking, cussing lesbian off the set. She had been married at one point, but it was mostly a convenient cover for the sake of her career and reputation. She had a long-lasting committed lesbian relationship with a woman named Stella Luchetta. They hid their relationship by referring to Stella as her “caretaker,” but it was one of those open secrets since the two were together for 45 years by the time of Ellen’s death.

Ellen Corby Grandma Walton

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