Entertainment - "The Waltons" Creator Earl Hamner, Jr. Dies

March 26, 2016 11:13 AM

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The cast of “The Waltons” in 1972; CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- TV writer, producer and novelist Earl Hamner Jr., whose work included the long-running TV family drama The Waltons, has died at age 92.

Hamner was already a prolific and successful television writer and novelist before his 1970 novel, The Homecoming, was adapted into a TV movie. The story -- about one particular boyhood Christmas Eve in the Virginia mountains during the Depression -- was a hit and served as the pilot for The Waltons...

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