Michael Learned – Olivia Walton
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Olivia Walton was the mother of the family and was played for seven seasons by Michael Learned. The role earned her two Emmys and a Golden Globe nomination. These helped Learned kickstart her post-show acting career. She played a number of roles, most famously including appearances in Gunsmoke, Nurse, and several soap operas like The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.