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Ralph Waite
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Waite at The Waltons 40th Anniversary in 2012
Born (1928-06-22)June 22, 1928
Died February 13, 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 85)
Cause of death Natural causes
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965–2013
Spouse(s) Beverly Waite (1951–1966)
Kerry Shear Waite (1977–1981)
Linda East (1982–2014)
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Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as John Walton, Sr., on the 1970s CBS TV series The Waltons. He played the slave ship third mate Slater in the mini-series Roots.

Waite died on February 13, 2014, aged 85, from natural causes

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