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Karen Grassle

Karen Grassle was born on February 25, 1942 in Berkeley, California, USA as Karen Trust Grassle. She is an actress and writer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Wyatt Earp (1994) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984). See full bio »
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Known For

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Caroline Ingalls
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp Mrs. Sutherland
Little House: The Last Farewell
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote Christine Stoneham / Fay Hewitt


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 2017 Lasso (post-production)
 2017 Where's Roman? (Short)
Mysterious Woman
 2012 My Greatest Teacher
Aunt Dorothy
 2012 Tales of Everyday Magic
Aunt Dorothy
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Mrs. Sutherland
 1987-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Fay Hewitt / Christine Stoneham
- Harbinger of Death (1988) ... Fay Hewitt
- Murder in a Minor Key (1987) ... Christine Stoneham
 1985 Between the Darkness and the Dawn (TV Movie)
Ellen Foster Holland
 1984 Little House: The Last Farewell (TV Movie)
Caroline Ingalls
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Susan Walker
- Christmas (1983) ... Susan Walker
 1983 Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (TV Movie)
Barbara Gant
 1974-1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Caroline Ingalls
- He Was Only Twelve: Part 2 (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
- He Was Only Twelve: Part 1 (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
- A Faraway Cry (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
- A Promise to Keep (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
- Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow: Part 2 (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
 1981 Harry's War
 1979 Little House Years (TV Movie)
Caroline Ingalls
 1979 Crisis in Mid-air (TV Movie)
Betsy Culver
 1978 Battered (TV Movie)
Susannah Hawks
 1978 The President's Mistress (TV Movie)
The President's Mistress / Donna Morton
 1977 Emily, Emily (TV Movie)
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Wiving (1974) ... Fran
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Bonnie Draper (early '70s)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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(March 19 to April 8, 1995) She played Sue in Marsha Norman's play, "Trudy Blues," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Joanne Camp (Ginger); Leo Burmester (Don); Karenjune Sánchez (Maria, Admirer); Ann Bean (Connie, Sales Person, Waitress); Anne Pitoniak (Annie); ... See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

No. I never tell people how old I am. As an actor, it's not in my interest. See more »


2002 - Appeared on the "Memorable TV Moms" version of Weakest Link (2001), along with June Lockhart (Lassie (1954), Lost in Space (1965)), Jo Marie Payton (Family Matters (1989)), Pat Crowley (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)), Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)), Alley Mills (The Wonder Years (1988)), Carol Potter (Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)) and Beverly Garland (My Three Sons ... See more »

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