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Earl Hamner Jr., Creator of ‘The Waltons,’ and ‘Falcon Crest’, Dies at 92

Earl Hamner Jr., the homespun novelist from the backwoods of Virginia who drew upon his upbringing to create the beloved CBS family drama The Waltons, died Thursday. He was 92.

Hamner, who also created a spicier show about another family for CBS — the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest — and wrote eight … Continue Reading ››