After playing Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, Karen Grassle rose to fame as a television actor. Even now, many still associate the show with its many roles. Furthermore, viewers of the show can and do come from all around the world.
Numerous actors and actresses have talked about the amazing vibe that pervaded the Little House set while filming. By all accounts, Michael Landon cared deeply about making sure that everyone enjoyed themselves and left the set in good time to go home.
But Karen Grassle just came out to say that, at least in her and Michael Landon’s eyes, there was an entirely different environment.
Indeed, Little House on the Prairie is a classic program that continues to air in more than 100 nations. Since its 1974 debut, the program has, in reality, never been entirely off the air.
Through their roles in the historical western play, which followed the Ingalls family as they farmed in Plum Creek, close to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, a few of its performers rose to fame.
Grassel, Karen – Caroline Ingalls
The person that most people undoubtedly think of is Michael Landon, but regrettably, he passed away in 1991.
Among the other actors, Little House helped Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassel become household names. I have a hard time picking a favorite out of so many amazing performances.
When Karen Grassel was cast as Caroline Ingalls, a.k.a. “Ma,” on Little House on the Prairie, her life was completely transformed.
Grassel, who was born in California on February 25, 1942, attended the University of California for her collegiate studies. After that, she made her way to London to enrol in classes at the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She performed in many plays with the Shakespeare group, but regrettably her financial situation wasn’t exactly right.
She told Closer Weekly, “I had been teaching and working with a Shakespeare company in England for a year when I came back to the States completely broke.”