Karen Grassle Net Worth

Karen Grassle Net Worth is
$500 Thousand

Karen Grassle Biography

She made an appearance in the role through the whole nine periods of the present. Karen Grassle was created in Berkeley, California, and graduated from the University of California – Berkeley with degrees in English and Dramatic Artwork in the mid-60s. She received a scholarship to wait the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork in London. She started her professional acting profession in the theater, and began adding tv and film credits in the first 70s, with appearances on “Love of Lifestyle” and “Gunsmoke”. Furthermore to her focus on “Little Home on the Prairie”, she’s also made an appearance in such tasks as “The President’s Mistress”, “Battered”, “Crisis in Mid-Air”, “Harry’s Battle”, “The Like Boat”, “Murder, She Wrote”, and “Tales of Everyday Magic”.Karen Grassle net value: Karen Grassle can be an American actress who includes a net value of $500 thousand dollars. In 1974, she was cast in the function that could make her children name, as Caroline Ingalls on “Little Home in the Prairie”.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameKaren Grassle
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1942
DiedApril 20, 1924, De Smet, South Dakota, United States
Height1.67 m
ProfessionWriter, Actor
EducationVentura High School, University of California, Berkeley
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseScott T. Sutherland, Charles Ingalls
ChildrenLily Radford, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mary Ingalls, Carrie Ingalls, Grace Ingalls, Freddy Ingalls
ParentsGene Grassle, Charlotte Quiner, Henry Quiner
MoviesWyatt Earp, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction, Harry's War, Crisis in Mid-Air, Little House on the Prairie
TV ShowsLittle House on the Prairie

Interesting Facts

1 Good friend of Michael Landon.
2 She now lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with her adopted daughter, Lily. [2005]
3 Appearing in a commercial for "Premier" bathrooms. [January 2009]
4 She is a staunch liberal Democrat.
5 Played the mother of 5 children on Little House on the Prairie (1974), but never had any biological children of her own.
6 When 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).
7 In 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!).
8 She was known as the miracle baby in her family because, previous to her birth, her mother had 4 miscarriages.
9 Her father, Gene Grassle, ran a gas station and her mother managed a restaurant.
10 Her first New York break was the play "The Gingham Tree." She had to borrow a dollar from a friend to go to the audition!
11 After 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.
12 Won the role of Caroline Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974) out of 47 other actresses who also auditioned.
13 Inducted (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.
14 2002 - 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.
15 A 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.
16 Best 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.
17 Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
18 Graduated class valedictorian from Ventura High School in 1959.
19 Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964


1 No. 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.
3 Well, 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.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 TP de Oro TP de Oro, Spain Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) Little House on the Prairie (1974)
1975 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama Little House on the Prairie (1974) Ed Friendly (producer)

Michael Landon (actor)

Melissa Sue Anderson (actor)

Melissa Gilbert (actor)



Lasso 2017 post-production Lillian
Where's Roman? 2015 Short completed Mysterious Woman (rumored)
My Greatest Teacher 2012 Aunt Dorothy
Tales of Everyday Magic 2012 Aunt Dorothy
Wyatt Earp 1994 Mrs. Sutherland
Murder, She Wrote 1987-1988 TV Series Fay Hewitt / Christine Stoneham
Between the Darkness and the Dawn 1985 TV Movie Ellen Foster Holland
Little House: The Last Farewell 1984 TV Movie Caroline Ingalls
Hotel 1983 TV Series Susan Walker
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction 1983 TV Movie Barbara Gant
Little House on the Prairie 1974-1982 TV Series Caroline Ingalls
The Love Boat 1981 TV Series Paula
Harry's War 1981 Kathy
Little House Years 1979 TV Movie Caroline Ingalls
Crisis in Mid-air 1979 TV Movie Betsy Culver
Battered 1978 TV Movie Susannah Hawks
The President's Mistress 1978 TV Movie The President's Mistress / Donna Morton
Emily, Emily 1977 TV Movie Terry
Gunsmoke 1974 TV Series Fran
Love of Life 1951 TV Series Bonnie Draper (early '70s)


Battered 1978 TV Movie


Home & Family 2015 TV Series Herself
A Day in the Life of Little House 2015 Documentary Herself
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself - Little House on the Prairie / Herself
Today 2014 TV Series Herself
The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History 2014 Documentary Herself
Weekend Today 2007 TV Series Herself - Actress
Class of... 2005 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck 2002 TV Series Herself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
The Hollywood Squares 1975-1980 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1980 TV Special Herself - NBC Team
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself - Actress / Herself - Co-Host
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars II 1977 TV Special Herself - NBC Team
The Alan Hamel Show 1977 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars 1976 TV Special Herself - NBC Team

Archive Footage

¿Cómo están ustedes? 2006 TV Movie Caroline Ingalls
Corazón, corazón 2006 TV Series Caroline Ingalls
A Little House Conversation 2006 Video documentary Caroline Ingalls

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