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March 2022



Michael Learned Interview: "The Waltons" Reunion and 50th Anniversary

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Michael Learned

Four-time Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned is best known as Olivia Walton in The Waltons, a long-running CBS series about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The show was created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his 1961 book Spencer’s Mountain and the 1963 film of the same name. In addition to Learned, Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Ellen Corby, Will Geer, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper and Kami Colter also starred as members of the iconic family.

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