Birth Place: White Plains, New York, USA
Death Place: Palm Desert, California, USA
Some men want to be politicians, some want to be actors, and some even want to be ministers. Ralph Waite managed to be all three. The man known to most of the world as the patriarch from the wildly successful '70s TV show "The Waltons" was much more than the fatherly exterior he displayed. He served in the Marine Corps, didn't decide to act until he was 30, and ran for political office numerous times. But even after his death in February 2014 at the age of 85, he was forever remembered by fans as the kindly John Walton Sr.
Waite grew up in White Plains, NY where he was born the son of a construction engineer on June 22, 1928. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 18, and after... Continue Bio >>
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