Karen Grassle

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Karen Trust Grassle (born February 25, 1942 in Berkeley, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Caroline Ingalls, the wife of Michael Landon's character and the mother of Melissa Gilbert's character, in the NBC television drama series Little House on the Prairie.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2012
Tales of Everyday Magic
Aunt Dorothy

2012
My Greatest Teacher
Aunt Dorothy

1994
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Mrs. Sutherland

1985
Ellen Foster Holland

1984
Murder, She Wrote (1984) (TV Show)
Fay Hewitt, Christine Stoneham

1983
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983) (TV Movie)
Barbara Gant

1983
Hotel (1983) (TV Show)
Susan Walker

1981
Harry's War (1981)
Kathy

1979
Little House Years (1979) (TV Movie)

1979
Crisis in Mid-air (1979) (TV Movie)
Betsy Culver

1978
Battered (1978) (TV Movie)
Susannah Hawks

1978
The President's Mistress (1978) (TV Movie)
Donna Morton

1977
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Show)
Paula

1955
Gunsmoke (1955) (TV Show)
Fran

1951
Love of Life (1951) (TV Show)
Bonnie Draper

Writer Credits

1978
Battered (1978) (TV Movie)
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Self

2002
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck (TV Show)
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2002
Class of... (TV Show)
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2001
Weakest Link (TV Show)
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1996
E! True Hollywood Story (1996) (TV Show)
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1994
Extra (1994) (TV Show)
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1993
Intimate Portrait (1993) (TV Show)
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1987
Weekend Today (TV Show)
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1980
The John Davidson Show (1980) (TV Show)
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1980
Battle of the Network Stars VIII (TV Show)
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1977
Battle of the Network Stars II (TV Show)
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1976
The Alan Hamel Show (TV Show)
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1976
Battle of the Network Stars (TV Movie)
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1974
Dinah! (1974) (TV Show)
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1965
The Hollywood Squares (1965) (TV Show)
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1952
Today (1952) (TV Show)
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First NameKaren
Last NameGrassle
Full Name at BirthKaren Trust Grassle
Age72
Date of BirthFebruary 25, 1942
BirthplaceBerkeley, California, U.S.
Height5' 6" (168 cm)
BuildSlim
Hair ColorBlonde
Star SignPisces
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolVentura High School in 1959
UniversityUniversity of California at Berkeley in 1964
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationTheater Actress, Television Actress
Occupation CategoryActress
Claim to FameLittle House on the Prairie
FatherGene Grassle (father) (gas station manager)
Other Family MembersLeon Russom (1st Husband)
J. Alan Radford (2nd Husband)
Lily Radford (adopted daughter)
Associated PeopleMichael Landon (actor/director)
Melissa Gibert (actress)
Melissa Sue Anderson (actress)
Sidney Greenbush (actress)
Lindsay Greenbush (actress)

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