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Ronnie Claire Edwards, ‘Waltons’ TV show actress dies at 83

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Ronnie Claire Edwards

LOS ANGELES, CA — Ronnie Claire Edwards, best known for her portrayal of Corabeth Godsey in the 1971 series “The Waltons,” has died, according to a post on her Facebook page. She was 83.

Edwards made her debut in the third season of “The Waltons” as a mousy spinster who, after some persuasion from John (Ralph Waite) and Olivia (Michael Learned), hesitantly marries storekeeper Ike Godsey after his proposal following their first date. She appeared in over 100 episodes.

Though “The Waltons” was her most recognizable role, the Oklahoma-born actress began her career in 1963, starring as Sally in “All the Way Home.” She appeared in multiple miniseries and TV movies afterwards including “The American Parade,” “Paper Moon” and “This Is The West That Was.”

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