Aneta Corsaut; Helen Crump on ‘Andy Griffith Show’
Aneta Corsaut, 62, actress best remembered for her role as Andy’s girlfriend on “The Andy Griffith Show.” A native of Hutchinson, Kan., Miss Corsaut was educated at Northwestern University and began her acting career in New York. She first appeared on the long-running Griffith show in 1963 as schoolteacher Helen Crump, who later became the Mayberry sheriff’s wife on the first episode of the spinoff “Mayberry R.F.D.” She returned to the role in two reunion shows, “Return to Mayberry” in 1986 and “The Andy Griffith Show Reunion” in 1993. Miss Corsaut also had a continuing role as policeman Bumper Morgan’s pawnshop owner friend on the series “The Blue Knight” and as Irma Howell in the short-lived series “Mrs. G Goes to College.” On the big screen, the actress starred opposite Steve McQueen in the 1958 science fiction film “The Blob.” She also co-authored “The Mystery Reader’s Quiz Book.” On Monday in Studio City.