The surviving stars of the wholesome family series, which ran from 1971 to 1981, will come together at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre for a discussion panel, entitled The Waltons 40th Anniversary: Celebrating Family & Education.
Michael Learned, who starred as Waltons matriarch Olivia, onscreen father Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, who played eldest son John-Boy, and the show’s six other children have all signed up to appear at the fundraiser evening.
Learned tells TVGuide.com, “This reunion, I think, will be the first time that every single one of us will be there… We all loved each other and still do. We were very lucky. I can’t think of anybody who isn’t grateful for being part of it. We really were a loving family and I think that came through the screen.”
Proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit California’s Environmental Charter Middle School, where Kami Cotler, who played the youngest child, Elizabeth, is now principal.