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Born: April 9, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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As an adolescent, grew up in Austria while her father worked there as a US government employee
1955:
Began career in show business as an apprentice at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut; met future husband Peter Donat
1956:
Moved with Donat to San Francisco
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Became company member of the American Conservatory Theatre, appeared in
1971:
Moved to L.A.
1972:
Starred as Olivia Walton on TV series "The Waltons" (CBS); won three Emmy Awards
1974:
Made TV-movie debut, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy" (ABC)
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Had starring role in the CBS medical series "Nurse"; won fourth Emmy
1988:
Returned to series TV in the short-lived ABC medical drama "Hothouse"
1989:
Starred in ABC sitcom "Living Dolls"
1991:
Played Suzanne Somers mother in "Keeping Secrets"; Helen Hunt's mother'in-law in miniseries "Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story"
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Reprised role of Olivia Walton in TV-movie reunion specials in 1993, 1995 and 1997
2000:
Co-starred in the Broadway revival of "The Best Man"
2002:
Appeared in the McCarter Theater production of Edward Albee's "All Over"

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