Karen Grassle became a famous TV actress for playing Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. The show is still popular worldwide, and many people continue to watch it.
Actors have talked about the good atmosphere on the set, thanks to Michael Landon ensuring everyone had a positive experience and went home on time.
However, Karen Grassle recently shared a different experience with Michael Landon on the set.
Little House on the Prairie is a legendary show that has been on air in over 100 countries since it premiered in 1974. The historical western drama follows the Ingalls family on their farm in Plum Creek, near Walnut Grove, Minnesota. It made actors like Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle household names.
Michael Landon, the main figure in people’s minds, sadly passed away in 1991. Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassle, especially, became icons through their roles on the show.
Karen Grassle’s life changed when she got the part of Caroline Ingalls, also known as “Ma,” on Little House on the Prairie. Born on February 25, 1942, in California, Grassle studied at the University of California and later at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
She did a lot of theater work with the Shakespeare company but faced financial challenges when she returned to the States after a year in England. “I had spent a year in England, working with a Shakespeare company and teaching, and came back to the States flat broke,” she told Closer Weekly.