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Ralph Waite

Waite at the 40th anniversary of The Waltons on September 29, 2012
Born (1928-06-22)June 22, 1928
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Died February 13, 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 85)
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Cause of death Age-related illnesses
Occupation Actor, voice artist, political activist
Years active 1954–2014
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)

Beverly Waite (1951–1966)
Kerry Shear Waite (1977–1981)
Linda East (1982–2014)

Children 3 daughters (1 daughter deceased)
Parent(s) Ralph H. Waite and Esther (née Mitchell) Waite

I'm not any more moral than my neighbors.
The beauty of life is in people who feel some obligation to enhance life. Without that, we're only half alive.
Ralph Waite
'The Waltons' was profoundly important after years of wandering around. I was 44 and cut off from family and friends. It nurtured me back to a sense of family and who I am. It was a transforming experience.
Ralph Waite
I was never taken to a play or concert or church. Yet I was a show-off, a dreamer, a storyteller.
Ralph Waite
You only mature when you face problems you can't deal with.
Just as theater has to be where people live, actors have to go out in the marketplace – not be cut off by a lens. Either an artist grows or he stagnates.
Ralph Waite
I have vanity and greed enough for one person. But at the same time, I feel in my bones you lose a lot of life's value if you don't see yourself as a member of the family of man.
Ralph Waite