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Karen Grassle Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars

Karen Grassle net worth: Karen Grassle is an American actress who has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. She received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She began her professional acting career in the theatre, and then began adding television and film credits in the early 70s, with appearances on “Love of Life” and “Gunsmoke”. In 1974, she was cast in the part that will make her a household name, as Caroline Ingalls on “Little House in the Prairie”. She appeared in the character during the entire nine seasons of the show. As well as her work on “Little House on the Prairie”, she’s also appeared in such jobs as “The President’s Mistress”, “Battered”, “Disaster in Mid-Air”, “Harry’s War”, “The Love Boat”, “Murder, She Wrote”, and “Tales of Everyday Magic”.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lasso2017post-productionLillian
Where's Roman?2015Short completedMysterious Woman (rumored)
My Greatest Teacher2012Aunt Dorothy
Tales of Everyday Magic2012Aunt Dorothy
Wyatt Earp1994Mrs. Sutherland
Murder, She Wrote1987-1988TV SeriesFay Hewitt / Christine Stoneham
Between the Darkness and the Dawn1985TV MovieEllen Foster Holland
Little House: The Last Farewell1984TV MovieCaroline Ingalls
Hotel1983TV SeriesSusan Walker
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction1983TV MovieBarbara Gant
Little House on the Prairie1974-1982TV SeriesCaroline Ingalls
The Love Boat1981TV SeriesPaula
Harry's War1981Kathy
Little House Years1979TV MovieCaroline Ingalls
Crisis in Mid-air1979TV MovieBetsy Culver
Battered1978TV MovieSusannah Hawks
The President's Mistress1978TV MovieThe President's Mistress / Donna Morton
Emily, Emily1977TV MovieTerry
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesFran
Love of Life1951TV SeriesBonnie Draper (early '70s)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battered1978TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
A Day in the Life of Little House2015DocumentaryHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - Little House on the Prairie / Herself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself
The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History2014DocumentaryHerself
Weekend Today2007TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Class of...2005TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck2002TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
The Hollywood Squares1975-1980TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII1980TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself - Co-Host
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
¿Cómo están ustedes?2006TV MovieCaroline Ingalls
Corazón, corazón2006TV SeriesCaroline Ingalls
A Little House Conversation2006Video documentaryCaroline Ingalls

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976TP de OroTP de Oro, SpainBest Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera)Little House on the Prairie (1974)
1975Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaLittle House on the Prairie (1974)· Ed Friendly (producer)
· Michael Landon (actor)
· Melissa Sue Anderson (actor)
· Melissa Gilbert (actor)


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#Fact
1Good friend of Michael Landon.
2She now lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with her adopted daughter, Lily. [2005]
3Appearing in a commercial for "Premier" bathrooms. [January 2009]
4She is a staunch liberal Democrat.
5Played the mother of 5 children on Little House on the Prairie (1974), but never had any biological children of her own.
6When she came to LA in 1973 for a never-completed movie project, she was calling herself "Gabriel Tree", and it was under this name that she beat out 47 other actresses for the role of "Caroline Ingalls" in the long-running TV drama Little House on the Prairie (1974) (co-star Michael Landon convinced her to revert back to her given name of Karen Grassle).
7In the late 1960s - hoping to boost her career, briefly changed her professional name to Kay Dillinger, claiming to be the illegitimate offspring of the notorious 1930s bank robber (who died ten years before she was born!).
8She was known as the miracle baby in her family because, previous to her birth, her mother had 4 miscarriages.
9Her father, Gene Grassle, ran a gas station and her mother managed a restaurant.
10Her first New York break was the play "The Gingham Tree." She had to borrow a dollar from a friend to go to the audition!
11After Little House on the Prairie (1974) ended, she was featured as a guest star on various television shows and toured the country performing in numerous plays. Later on, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to continue her work in the theater. She was the co-founder and artistic director of Santa Fe's Resource Theatre Company and starred in "Wit" at the Arizona Theater Company.
12Won the role of Caroline Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974) out of 47 other actresses who also auditioned.
13Inducted (as a cast member of Little House on the Prairie (1974)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998.
142002 - Appeared on the "Memorable TV Moms" version of Weakest Link (2001), along with June Lockhart (Lassie (1954), Lost in Space (1965)), Jo Marie Payton (Family Matters (1989)), Pat Crowley (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)), Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)), Alley Mills (The Wonder Years (1988)), Carol Potter (Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)) and Beverly Garland (My Three Sons (1960)). Potter won.
15A 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.
16Best known for her role as Caroline Ingalls, Michael Landon's ranch wife on the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1974) for eight seasons.
17Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
18Graduated class valedictorian from Ventura High School in 1959.
19Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964

#Quote
1No. I never tell people how old I am. As an actor, it's not in my interest.
2[on the importance of having the right chemistry of either a series' or a co-star]: No. Of course, it's more fun if you and the other person work well together, but it's not a requirement. I mean, you're acting. You can have difficulties with each other because of ego or insecurity or advertising and billing, things that can annoy people or hurt their feelings, but you don't let it get in the way of the work. That's the thing.
3Well, 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.


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