Aneta Corsaut was born November 3, 1933 in Hutchinson, Kansas. She would be best known for being Opie’s teacher, Helen Trump on the Andy Griffith Show. Aneta was also Andy’s girlfriend while on the show.
Aneta Corsaut was first seen by movie audiences in her movie debut, in 1958 when she portrayed Jane Martin in The Blob, which was also the movie debut for Steve McQueen.
She was mostly a free-lance actress after being seen in The Blob, until she assumed the role of Helen Trump on the Andy Griffith Show in 1963. She stayed with the show till the last episode and appeared in 66 episodes. She married Andy Taylor on the first episode of Mayberry RFD in 1968.
Aneta returned to free lancing after leaving the Andy Griffith Show and was seen in Days of Our Lives as Blanche Dailey in 1984. She would later appear in Matlock in three different roles, with her most important role being her portrayal of Judge Cynthia Justin. She made her last appearance as an actress in a May 1992 episode.
She died three years later on November 6, 1995 in Studio City, California of cancer at the age of 62.
It has been 17 years since she passed away, but Andy Griffith fans will continue to remember her for years to come.