Nightly News   |  February 14, 2014

Ralph Waite, ‘The Waltons’ Patriarch, Dies at 85

Veteran actor Ralph Waite was also a Marine Corps veteran, ordained minister and three-time candidate for Congress.

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>> good night, children.

>> good night, john boy .

>> good night, jim bob .

>> and so it went, the veteran actor ralph waite has died. his agent talked him into doing a pilot program to quote, pick up a couple of bucks in 1972 and that became the waltons, in addition to his film and stage roles, waite was a marine corp veteran and a minister, ralph waite was 85 years old.