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Katherine MacGregor (II) (1925–2018)


Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1974). Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1970 Ms. Mac Gregor ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1974-1983)
The Student Nurses Miss Boswell
(1970)
Mannix Nurse / Nurse Evans
(1970-1971)
Love of Life Tammy Forrest #1 (1956)
(1951)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (17 credits)
 2014 The Lottery (Short)
 1974-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Harriet Oleson
- Hello and Goodbye (1983) ... Harriet Oleson
- May I Have This Dance (1983) ... Harriet Oleson
- For the Love of Blanche (1983) ... Harriet Oleson
- The Last Summer (1983) ... Harriet Oleson
- A Child with No Name (1983) ... Harriet Oleson
 1972-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Irma / Mrs. Pyle
- Amy Prentiss: Part 2 (1974) ... Irma (as Scottie MacGregor)
- Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (1974) ... Irma (as Scottie MacGregor)
- Programmed for Panic (1972) ... Mrs. Pyle (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie)
Marge (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Nurse
- Edith's Christmas Story (1973) ... Nurse (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie)
Rose Beckwith (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Myrna Scudder
- Musical Mania (1972) ... Myrna Scudder (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1970-1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Nurse / Nurse Evans
- Run Till Dark (1971) ... Nurse (as Scottie MacGregor)
- The World Between (1970) ... Nurse Evans (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1971 The Death of Me Yet (TV Movie)
Nora Queen (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Mrs. Brady
- The Bradbury War (1971) ... Mrs. Brady (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1970 The Traveling Executioner
Alice Thorn (uncredited)
 1970 The Student Nurses
Miss Boswell (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Grace Morrison
- Go Fight City Hall (1963) ... Grace Morrison (as Scottie MacGregor)
 1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Gypsy
- The Fortune Tellers (1961) ... Gypsy
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Maria
- The Power and the Glory (1959) ... Maria (as Scotty McGregor)
 1954 On the Waterfront
Mother of a Longshoreman (uncredited)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Tammy Forrest #1 (1956) (as Scottie MacGregor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Handful of Fire (1958). Drama. Written by N. Richard Nash. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Robert Lewis. Martin Beck Theatre: 1 Oct 1958- 4 Oct 1958 (5 performances). Cast: Miriam Acevedo [credited as Myriam Acevedo], Jeanne Barr, Dario Barri, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Scottie MacGregor | Scotty McGregor
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I look for the humor of Mrs. Oleson. She was originally painted as just black-and-white mean. Anyone that mean has to be a fool. So I began mixing farce into it. I think the audience counts on seeing Mrs. Oleson fall on her fanny and get her comeuppance. See more »

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Katherine MacGregor passed away on November 13, 2018, two months away from what would have been her 94th birthday on January 12, 2019. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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