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Erin Walton

Erin Esther Walton is the middle daughter and as such feels the pressure that comes with being in the middle. Although considered to be the pretty one she feels a lack of direction in where she belongs in life. Her first job is working as a switchboard operator for Fanny Tatum. Later she gets a job working for Pickett Metal Products during the war. Although she struggles with love and becomes engaged multiple times she eventually marries Paul Northbridge.

Featured storylines  
"The Fawn" (s2-ep09) "The Matchmakers" (s3-ep16)
"The Competition" (s4-ep08) "The Vigil" (s5-ep2)
"The Fire Storm" (s5-ep5) "The Elopement" (s5-ep15)
"The Career Girl" (s5-ep17) "The Hawk" (s6-ep01)
"The Volunteer" (s6-ep6) "The First Casualty" (s6-ep8)
"The Empty Nest" (s7-ep01) "The Portrait" (s7-ep6)
"The Illusion" (s7-ep8) "The Pin-up" (s7-ep17)
"The Legacy" (s7-ep19)  

more links to come ASAP

  Erin's Love Interests:

Harold Beasley
Chad Marshall
G.W. Haines
Allen Timmons
Derek Pembroke
Rev. Hank Buchanan
Ashley Longworth Jr.
Paul Northbridge

Mary Elizabeth McDonough

Born: May 4, 1961

Mary was considered for the key role in "The Exorcist" but her mother refused after reading the book. Her brother Michael appeared in 3 episodes of The Waltons. After her work on The Waltons Mary got caught up in striving to attain the perfect image for the Hollywood system. After receiving silicone brest implants she acquired lupus erythematosus which she believes was caused by a ruptured implant. She has campaigned for awareness on the issue. She continued to work doing guest spots on television and recently landed a recurring role in The New Adventures of Old Christine. Mary's cheerful disposition is always the bright spot at Walton reunion events.


Further Reading:



Mary McDonough and Eric Scott on the 1973 "Merv Griffin and the Christmas Kids" TV Special


Mary McDonough on a 1981 "All Star Salute to Mother's Day"


Vintage Sea Breeze Magazine Ads

Mary McDonough Ad

Fashion photo spread with Walton co-star Eric Scott

After The Waltons

Mary McDonough Book Launch

In 2011 Mary became the first of the Walton children to release a biography. In 2015 she published her 2nd book, a novel.




Mary raises money to support children's cancer research.

Mary's cousin, Thomas Hearne lost his heroic battle with brain cancer at the age of 8 in 2009. His family continues to keep his name alive by supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand.

GMA interview

In September 2013 when the surviving cast members came together for a special reunion article published by Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Good Morning America was there to do an interview as well. Mary scooped up one of the large 3'x4' photos used in the background and had her fellow cast members sign it which she then sold on ebay and raised for $1300 for ASLF.

The image now resides inside the 2nd floor hallway of the Hamner childhood home in Schuyler, VA.

Earl Hamner Home Walton Cast Pic

Mary continutes to sell memorabilia to help raise money in support of Cancer research and the Sjögrens Syndrome Foundation. Visit her Facebook page for announcements on ebay items.

Walton Memorabilia

On November 25th, 2013 Mary was pleased to appear on the
Hallmark Channel's Home & Family.


Watch the Intervew HERE.


In 2015 Mary started a new YouTube channel "Minutes With Mary"

Click the image below to go to her videos.

  Minutes With Mary

In April 2015 Mary was interviewed for Oprah Winfrey's "Where Are They Now?" for OWN TV

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