An Interview With Actor Michael Learned

By Sheldon Baker 

Considered by many avid television viewers as America’s most respected television mom, Michael Learned for several years starred in the role of Olivia Walton on the CBS-TV show, The Waltons.

As a four-time Emmy award winner, People’s Choice recipient and multiple Golden Globe nominee, Learned’s first regular series audition turned out to be the role of a lifetime. It would ultimately define her career, considering she was told the show would probably not continue beyond the pilot.

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This interview appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of NaturAlley.
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