Judy Norton Taylor

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Judy Norton Taylor
Judy Norton-Taylor Mary Ellen Walton 1977.JPG
Norton-Taylor as Mary Ellen Walton, 1977.
Judy Norton

(1958-01-29) January 29, 1958 (age 61)
Other namesJudy Norton-Graves, Judy Taylor
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)Douglas Taylor (1976-1978) (divorced)
Lynn Hughes (1980-?)
Randy Apostle (1991-2001) (divorced)
Robert Graves (2002-present)
Children1 (with Apostle)
WebsiteOfficial website

Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons TV movies.

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Santa Monica, California, to parents Harry and Constance (née Glazebrook) Norton.[citation needed] She began practicing Scientology at age 13, and became a minister in the church.[1] She married Douglas Taylor in 1976 at the age of 19; the marriage ended in divorce in 1978.[citation needed] She was also married to former football player Lynn Hughes.[citation needed]

Still being viewed as a child actress in her early twenties, Norton posed nude for the August 1985 issue of Playboy in a bid to shed her wholesome "family" image. In 1991, Norton married Randy Apostle. They had one son, Devin, before divorcing in 2001.[2]

Norton is married to Robert Graves.[citation needed] Norton has been writing, directing and starring in movies and theater.[citation needed] She is also a singer.[citation needed] An avid athlete, Norton has participated in competitive horse jumping and skydiving in addition to skiing and tennis.[citation needed] Her CD Reflections was scheduled for release in August 2016.[citation needed]




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