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    Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr. in the long-running TV show The Waltons, has died at the age of 85.

    Read more here: BBC News - Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    I hadn't thought about this show for a long time, but I do remember enjoying watching it.

    Rest in peace, Ralph Waite, you provided a lot of entertainment for a lot of people over the years.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr. in the long-running TV show The Waltons, has died at the age of 85.

    Read more here: BBC News - Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    I hadn't thought about this show for a long time, but I do remember enjoying watching it.

    Rest in peace, Ralph Waite, you provided a lot of entertainment for a lot of people over the years.

    Goodnight, John.
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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Huh.

    I haven't even really thought of the show in years but we'd watch it every week.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Huh.

    I haven't even really thought of the show in years but we'd watch it every week.



    It was a great show, wasn't it?

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    THE WALTONS was one of my favorite TV shows and I own many seasons of it. While the focus was on John Boy as the lead character - Waite was really the anchor that held the old thing together. I remember seeing him as the perfect father figure in many ways. Great actor and a pretty good guy in real life as well. He will live on.
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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    I blame Obama.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Huh.

    I haven't even really thought of the show in years but we'd watch it every week.
    : So did we. Could he be the third in the old saying "celebrity deaths come in threes?" Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple Black, and now Ralph Waite? All had long running radio or TV shows, which is why I didn't include Whitney Houston, who was a celebrity in a different genre.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I blame Obama.
    Do you think the Walton's would have voted for Obama or would they have been labeled as redneck hillbillies by the Democrats today ?

    I didn't watch the Walton's that much but I seem to remember they had to travel some distance to use the Roosevelt Phone at the general store.

    RIP Ralph.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It was a great show, wasn't it?
    You know....I really can't remember any specific episode. At some point we switched from watching The Waltons to watching Eight is Enough and, frankly, I can't remember much of anything about either of them. They were good family shows but my interests were always more with my family than with theirs.

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    Re: Walton's Star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr. in the long-running TV show The Waltons, has died at the age of 85.

    Read more here: BBC News - Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

    I hadn't thought about this show for a long time, but I do remember enjoying watching it.

    Rest in peace, Ralph Waite, you provided a lot of entertainment for a lot of people over the years.
    That's weird because (believe it or not) I only saw the Waltons for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I kinda liked the show too because it was more wholesome than half the **** you see on TV today.

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