Karen Grassle


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Karen Grassle was born on February 25, 1942 in Berkeley, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Wyatt Earp (1994) and Not to Forget (2021). She was previously married to Dr. Scott Sutherland, James Alan Radford and Leon Russom. See full bio »

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Known For

Little House on the Prairie Caroline Ingalls
(1974-1982)
Wyatt Earp Mrs. Sutherland
(1994)
Not to Forget Melody
(2021)
(1984)

Filmography

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 2021 Not to Forget
Melody
 2017/I Lasso
Lillian
 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 Two (1982) ... Caroline Ingalls
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Paula
 1981 Harry's War
Kathy
 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)
Terry
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Fran
- The Wiving (1974) ... Fran
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Bonnie Draper (early '70s)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(6/06-7/06) Stage: Appeared in Dale Wasserman's "Open Secrets" at The Rubicon Theater, Ventura, CA. Also in cast: Cliff De Young, David Birney, Gigi Bermingham. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Dr. Scott Sutherland  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Zachary Radford

Parents:

Gene Grassle
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Personal Quote:

Well, yes! But you have to put the work first. It can be quite painful if you don't feel appreciated by your partner, or if you're supposed to be wildly attracted to them and you're not. But so what? We get to be actors. We are lucky to be able to work. See more »

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A long-involved advocate for women's rights, she wrote and co-starred in the mini-movie Battered (1978), which dealt with the issues of domestic violence. See more »

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