Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:50 pm

Well,the Old Saying always was:"It Happens In Three's" Seems so this time around as Ralph Waite,who,to me,so aptly nailed the role of John Walton on the long running series"The Waltons". As the Father in the series,to me,he brought Life to a World War 1 Veteran who made it back to Walton's Mountain,in the Blue Ridge. He was a blend of a Strong,but not over-bearing Father who kept the Family eating and sleeping under one roof during the Scourge that was The Great Depression. He fought that Type Casting after having so much success as John Walton. I enjoyed the Hell out of him as he played Jackson Gibbs,Jethro Gibbs' World War 2 Army Air Corp Fighter Veteran Father on NCIS.....Good Night,John Walton,it's been a Hell Of A Long Road....... :angel:
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Re: Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:25 pm

Damn good actor:) RIP Ralph
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Re: Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:48 pm

My sister and I were just kids during the 1970's. We had a toy model of the General Store. At the time I thought my sister was evil like Nelly. ;)

Goodnight, Pa!
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Re: Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:32 am

Never got into the Walton's but I really enjoyed him in his other work & especially as Gibb's father.
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Re: Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:03 am

I wonder who's next?

My list for 2015/2016 is:

Clint Eastwood.
Betty White.
James Garner.
Maureen O'Hara.
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Re: Ralph Waite-Good Night,John Walton

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:24 am

In the Waltons he brought to life what many solid family leaders fought thru to keep their families together during the Depression. Many people today would probably look at the Waltons and think it quaint, hokey, or silly even. Just maybe that is a part of what's wrong with us. We can't remember. Thanks Ralph, Mike
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