“Little House on the Prairie” star KATHERINE “SCOTTIE” MACGREGOR died on Tuesday. There’s no cause of death, but she was 93 years old.
She’s most famous for playing Nellie’s mom, the mean Harriet Oleson on all nine seasons of “Little House on the Prairie” . . . but she also did a lot of stage acting.
MELISSA GILBERT said, quote, “The thing people outside of our prairie family didn’t know, was how loving and nurturing she was with the younger cast.” It was part of a caption she posted along with an old photo of herself with Katherine on Instagram.
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I just got word that Katherine MacGregor passed away yesterday. This woman taught me so much… about acting… vintage jewelry… life. She was outspoken and hilariously funny. A truly gifted actress as she was able to play a despicable character but with so much heart. Her Harriet Oleson was the woman our fans loved to hate. A perfect antagonist. The thing people outside of our prairie family didn’t know, was how loving and nurturing she was with the younger cast. I really loved her and I find great comfort knowing that she is at peace and, per her beliefs, her soul has moved on to its next incarnation. Farewell Scottie. I hope with all my heart we meet again next time.