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Beloved `Waltons' Mom Lands In `Hospital'

Beloved `Waltons' mom Michael Learned (left) pays a visit to General Hospital this Friday (Apr. 16). Photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell.

Beloved `Waltons' mom Michael Learned (left) pays a visit to General Hospital this Friday (Apr. 16). Photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 17:33 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The beloved TV mom from The Waltons has landed in the hospital – General Hospital, that is.

Michael Learned, aka Olivia Walton, will play a terminally-ill cancer patient who lives life to the fullest this Friday (Apr. 16) on ABC’s General Hospital.

Though she “loves the character to death – literally,” Learned likes her own life better.

Her daily routine consists of “living life in the now” and being grateful for what she has.

That includes her career-making role as Mama Walton, who despite being a housewife, Learned feels was a real “role model for the women’s liberation movement.”

She may have been sweet, but Learned says Olivia sure knew how to discipline her family and “keep it all together.”

By the way, Learned is still frequently in touch with her Waltons co-stars, who at this point, are more like family.

She has their pictures hanging up in her home alongside photos of her real family.

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