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Friday, February 14, 2014

Remembering Ralph Waite 1928 - 2014

Actor Ralph Waite, who died Thursday at age 85, will always be remembered as patriarch John Walton, Sr., on the 1972-81 CBS series, The Waltons, as well as six TV movie sequels. Other credits include the 2003-05 HBO series, Carnivàle, and the films, Cool Hand Luke (1967), Five Easy Pieces (1970), On the Nickel (1980, which he also wrote and directed), The Bodyguard (1992), Cliffhanger (1993) and Sunshine State (2002).

Below you can watch Waite in "An Easter Story", a 1973 Waltons episode, and A Walton Easter, the final 1997 TV movie.

1 comment:

dmappin said...

I love "the Waltons!" Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer, Richard Thomas and Waite and the rest of the cast made this a well watched series of rural America during the Great Depression.

RIP, Mr. Waite!