Kami Cotler Played Elizabeth on „The Waltons.” See Her Now at 56.

11 stycznia, 2022 Wyłączone przez admin

<p>John-Boy might be the most frequently remembered child of the Walton family—especially thanks to the catchphrase „Goodnight, John-Boy”—but today, we’re checking in on the youngest Walton. <strong>Kami Cotler</strong> played Elizabeth on <a rel=”noopener noreferrer” href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/news-judy-norton-the-waltons/” target=”_blank”><em>The Waltons</em></a> throughout the entire series, from 1972 to 1981, and also appeared in the original TV movie and the six reunion movies. But, unlike some of her co-stars, Cotler did not continue acting outside of her work with the series. Instead, the now-56-year-old became an educator and has worked as both a teacher and a principal. Read on to find out about Cotler’s life after <em>The Waltons</em> and how she moved from being a child star to a children’s educator.</p>
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<p>Cotler was only six when the movie <em>The Waltons</em> is based on, <em>The Homecoming: A Christmas Story</em>, was released. After that, she appeared in the short-lived series <em>Me and the Chimp</em> and the TV movie <em>The Heis</em>t, before <em>The Waltons</em> began airing. From that point on, Cotler has only played Elizabeth Walton, including in the reunion movies, the most recent of which was in 1997.</p>
<p>After <em>The Waltons</em> ended, Cotler auditioned for some roles, but knew she <a rel=”noopener noreferrer external nofollow” href=”https://www.visiontv.ca/2017/11/15/qa-waltons-actress-kami-cotler-2/” target=”_blank”>really wanted to go to college instead</a>. „As I began auditioning, I realized that it wasn’t as enjoyable as working!” she told VisionTV in 2017. „There wasn’t much time between when the show ended and I started university. But, most of the things I auditioned for were not well written and I wasn’t terribly eager to get those jobs.”</p>
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<p>Cotler got into education after college and <a rel=”noopener noreferrer external nofollow” href=”https://www.cinephiled.com/interview-kami-cotler-elizabeth-waltons-celebrates-family/” target=”_blank”>has been a teacher and a principal</a>. She even helped to get an institution called Environmental Charter Middle School off the ground.</p>
<p>”I was the founding principal for four years and now I have a four-day-of-week position there. We have three schools now, it’s great,” she told Cinephiled in 2015. According to <a rel=”noopener noreferrer external nofollow” href=”https://ecsonline.org/team/kami-cotler/” target=”_blank”>the school’s website</a>, she is now the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Environmental Charter Schools.</p>
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<p>Cotler was asked by Cinephiled if there’s a chance of another reunion movie. „I’d definitely do it—it would be a lot of fun to work with everybody again,” she answered. „The industry is so fragmented now that I think you can do niche programming. I’m not sure CBS would do it, though. The first few movies were done right after we were cancelled so those had a lot more continuity. But the other ones were done much later when I was an adult. That was a good experience because it made it really clear to me that this was not the field that I wanted to be in!”</p>
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<p><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-343732″ decoding=”async” src=”https://bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2022/01/Kami-Cotler-youtube.png?w=500″ alt=”Kami Cotler in one of her YouTube videos from April 2020″ width=”500″ height=”322″ /></p>
<p>Cotler has <a rel=”noopener noreferrer external nofollow” href=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_u4E2ZVnDfompMagoRWNQ” target=”_blank”>a YouTube channel</a> on which she posts reaction videos of herself watching <em>The</em> <em>Waltons</em> and shares behind-the-scenes information. So far, she has posted eight videos about „The Foundling,” which is the first episode of the series.</p>
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<p>Cotler remains in touch and close with her <em>Waltons</em> co-stars, which isn’t something that always happens for TV casts.</p>
<p>”For us it’s normal,” she told Cinephiled. „I don’t think I even realized how strange it was until we were doing one of the reunion movies when I was an adult and some of the makeup people said, 'Wow, you guys really like each other?’ They had done reunion shows where that was definitely not the case!”</p>
<p>In the VisionTV interview, Cotler said of the cast, „They are a second family. We see each other for family events, like Bar Mitzvahs, or weddings, or funerals. Whenever we get together it’s like a family reunion.”</p>
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