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Karen Grassle (1942)

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Karen Grassle 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, on the Little House on the Prairie TV series.

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 early career
She graduated from Ventura High School in 1959 , serving as the student body's vice-president, and afterward enrolled in Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University, 1959-1960) and then the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with two BA degrees in 1965, one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. She received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and eventually became head of its Voice Department. Her first acting job in New York City was in the short-lived 1968 play The Gingham Tree, and she began calling herself "Gabriel Tree."

Prior to portraying Caroline Ingalls, Grassle appeared in two TV series: one episode of the soap opera Love of Life as Bonnie Draper, and one episode of Gunsmoke entitled "The Wiving" as Fran, one of several saloon girls kidnapped a'la Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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Grassle has been married three times: her first husband was actor Leon Russom; In 1982, she married J. Allen Radford, a real-estate developer, with whom she adopted a daughter, Lily. In 1991 she married Scott T. Sutherland, an osteopath; they divorced in 2000. Single, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with Lily.

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