Ralph Waite Passes Away

Ralph Waite Passes Away

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Feb 14, 2014 at 3:55 AM PST
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The 85-year-old actor Ralph Waite, who’s best known for his role as Papa Walton in the entire nine-season run of ‘The Waltons’ (1972-1981), died in his home on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at South Palm Desert, California.

He received two Emmy nominations - one was for playing patriarch John Walton Sr. in his famous series, where he directed 16 episodes of it, and another for his role in ‘Roots.’ Recently, he appeared in famous TV series such as NCIS, Bones, Days of our Lives and Carnivale.

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