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The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.wikipedia
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Earl Hamner Jr.

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The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.
Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (July 10, 1923 – March 24, 2016) was an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running series The Waltons and Falcon Crest.

Nelson County, Virginia

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The real place upon which the stories are based is the community of Schuyler in Nelson County, Virginia.
Nelson County is home to Wintergreen Resort, a local ski area; Swannanoa mansion and is the location of Walton's Mountain made famous by the television show, The Waltons.

Spencer's Mountain

film of the same name
The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.
The novel and film became the basis for the popular television series The Waltons, which followed in 1972.

Patricia Neal

another well-known actress
Patricia Neal (as Olivia) won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama.
She featured as the matriarch in the television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971); her role as Olivia Walton was re-cast for the series it inspired, The Waltons.

Schuyler, Virginia

Schuyler
The real place upon which the stories are based is the community of Schuyler in Nelson County, Virginia.
Schuyler was the birthplace and home of writer Earl Hamner, Jr. He is best known for the CBS television series The Waltons, which was based on his experiences of growing up the eldest child of a large rural family in Depression-era America.

Fielder Cook

The movie was also nominated for three Emmys: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Neal), Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation (Earl Hamner), and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program (Fielder Cook).
Fielder Cook (March 9, 1923 – June 20, 2003) was an American television and film director, producer, and writer whose 1971 television movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story spawned the series The Waltons.

Richard Thomas (actor)

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John "John-Boy" Walton Jr. (Richard Thomas, seasons 1–5, guest season 6, three movie sequels; Robert Wightman, seasons 8–9 and one movie sequel), the eldest of the seven children
He is best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons, for which he won one Emmy Award and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Ralph Waite

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John Walton Sr. (Ralph Waite), the family patriarch
Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally directed.

Michael Learned

Nurse
Olivia Walton (Michael Learned, seasons 1–7, guest season 8, and four movies), the matriarch
Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1981).

Will Geer

Zebulon "Grandpa" Walton (Will Geer, seasons 1–6), John's father
He is best-known as an actor for his later portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s TV series The Waltons.

Ellen Corby

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Esther "Grandma" Walton (Ellen Corby, seasons 1–5 & 7, and two episodes in season 8, and in five movies), John's mother
She is best remembered for the role of Grandma Esther Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards.

Robert Wightman

John "John-Boy" Walton Jr. (Richard Thomas, seasons 1–5, guest season 6, three movie sequels; Robert Wightman, seasons 8–9 and one movie sequel), the eldest of the seven children
Robert Wightman is an American actor perhaps best known for replacing Richard Thomas in the role of John-Boy Walton in the TV series The Waltons.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

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Patricia Neal (as Olivia) won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

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The movie was also nominated for three Emmys: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Neal), Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation (Earl Hamner), and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program (Fielder Cook).

Mary Elizabeth McDonough

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Erin Walton (Mary Elizabeth McDonough, entire series and six movies), second Walton daughter; works as a telephone operator and as manufacturing supervisor
Mary Elizabeth McDonough (born May 4, 1961) is an American actress, best known for her role as Erin Walton on The Waltons from 1972 to 1981.

Judy Norton Taylor

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Mary Ellen Walton (Judy Norton Taylor, entire series and six movies), headstrong oldest daughter; becomes a nurse
Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons TV movies.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

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The movie was also nominated for three Emmys: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Neal), Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation (Earl Hamner), and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program (Fielder Cook).

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

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The movie was also nominated for three Emmys: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Neal), Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Adaptation (Earl Hamner), and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program (Fielder Cook).
The Waltons

Leslie Winston

Cindy Walton (Leslie Winston, seasons 7-9 and four of the reunion movies), Ben's wife
Leslie Winston (born 13 May 1956) is an American actress best known for playing Cindy, wife of Ben Walton, on the television series The Waltons from 1979 to 1981.

Eric Scott (actor)

Eric Scott
Benjamin "Ben” Walton (Eric Scott, entire series and six movies), third Walton son; has an entrepreneurial spirit
Eric Scott (born Eric Scott Magat; October 20, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American actor whose best known role is as Ben Walton, which he first played in the television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971), and in the series it inspired, The Waltons.

Kami Cotler

Elizabeth Walton (Kami Cotler, entire series and six movies), youngest of the seven children
She is best known for her role as young Elizabeth Walton, which she played in the series The Waltons, and the television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) which inspired it, as well as a number of later Waltons reunion productions.

CBS

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Based on its success, the CBS television network ordered one season of episodes based on the same characters and that became the television series The Waltons.

Jon Walmsley

Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley, entire series and six movies), second-oldest brother; musically talented
In addition to his musical career, Walmsley is also known for his accomplishments as an actor, most notably a nine-season run as Jason Walton on The Waltons (he also returned for all of the Waltons reunion projects during the 1980s and 1990s), as well as providing the voice of Christopher Robin for Disney's Winnie the Pooh cartoons.

David W. Harper

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James Robert "Jim-Bob" Walton (David W. Harper, entire series and six movies), youngest Walton son; mechanically inclined
When the film was turned into The Waltons television series in 1972, Harper reprised his role and remained with the series throughout its nine-season run.

Beulah Bondi

Veteran actress Beulah Bondi won an Emmy in 1977 for Lead Actress in a Single Performance for her guest appearance as Martha Corrine Walton in the episode "The Pony Cart" (Episode #111).
She continued acting well into her later years, winning an Emmy Award for an appearance on The Waltons in 1976.