Actor Ralph Waite dead at 85

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(KPLR) – Hollywood is mourning the death of actor Ralph Waite.

He is best known for his role as the father on “The Waltons. Waite also appeared in a number of movies, including the 1967 classic film “Cool Hand Luke”.

On television, he played Gibbs’ father on “NCIS” and Booth’s grandfather on FOX Network series “Bones”. Actor Ralph Waite was 85.