The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV Series  |  TV-G  |   |  Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.



  • The Waltons (1971)
  • Richard Thomas in The Waltons (1971)
  • "Waltons, The" Michael Learned 1976 CBS
  • Richard Thomas and Ralph Waite in The Waltons (1971)
  • Richard Thomas in The Waltons (1971)
  • "Waltons, The" Richard Thomas 1976 CBS

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Earl Hamner Jr.

Did You Know?


The basis for the Walton family was series creator Earl Hamner Jr.'s real life family members. Hamner grew up with 7 other siblings each of whom served as the basis for each young Walton character. He also based the characters of The Waltons' grandparents on ... ...


Olivia: Now I've got two sons working nights in a saloon.


The gender of the dog Reckless seemed to change back in forth throughout the first several episodes.


Plot Summary


Drama | Family | Romance

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