The Waltons (1971–1981)

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The life and trials of a 1930s mountain family.

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 Jason Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Erin Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Eric Scott ...
 Ben Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Mary Ellen Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
David W. Harper ...
 Jim-Bob Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
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 Elizabeth Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. ...
 Narrator / ... (211 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 John Walton, Sr. / ... (196 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 Ike Godsey (172 episodes, 1972-1981)
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 Olivia Walton (169 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 The Grandfather / ... (145 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Esther Walton (144 episodes, 1971-1980)
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 John-Boy Walton (124 episodes, 1971-1978)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
 Corabeth Walton / ... (107 episodes, 1975-1981)
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In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist, goes to college, and eventually fulfills his dream. The saga follows the family through depression and war, and through growing up, school, courtship, marriage, employment, birth, aging, illness and death. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Ellen Corby was temporarily forced to leave the series after suffering a stroke, thinking that she could no longer act. However, she later returned to the show. See more »

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The family got a phone during the later episodes but subsequent to that, they still seemed to be getting their phone messages through storekeeper and manager, Ike Godsey. See more »

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John Walton: I hate this draft job, Liv. I can't stand playing God to my neighbors' sons!
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I truely believe that this program is my all-time favorite
13 September 2003 | by (Summerville, GA) – See all my reviews

I truely believe that this program is my all-time favorite. I had been married two months when, on September 14, 1972, Earl Hamner Jr. came on the TV screen just prior to the first episode of "The Waltons" to explain the nature of the series. I remember well his dialogue of introduction and the episode that followed. "The Waltons" was well acted, well scripted and very down to earth and touching. I wasn't living during the Depression, but, my parents and my in-laws were and their stories and descriptions of the life back then during those trying times was exactly reinacted in the series "The Waltons". The writing and the cast are truely amazing as they literally make the characters portrayed come alive. I will always love the series, "The Waltons". I only wish they produced programs of this calibre today.


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