The veteran character actor who played shopkeepeer Ike Godsey on CBS‘ period family drama The Waltons died Sunday at a care facility in Newbury Park CA. He was 85. Joe Conley appeared in episodes of dozens of TV shows during the 1950s and ’60s, including Lassie, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dragnet, Dennis the Menace, Gunsmoke, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mister Ed and The Brady Bunch. Then he landed the Waltons gig, appearing in more than 170 episodes during the show’s 1972-81 run and some subsequent reunion movies in the 1990s. Conley continued to act sporadically into the 21 century, including a small role in the 2000 Tom Hanks film Cast Away. His autobiography, Ike Godsey of Walton’s Mountain, was published in 2009
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