‘Little House on the Prairie’: Karen Grassle Said These 2 Actors Were ‘Unbelievably Well Cast’

Toilet on the Moor They had several actors at all nine seasons. Many of the show’s stars are still recognized for the roles they first played in 1974. Since the series ended in 1984, several members of the team have written books and appeared in interviews. about their time at Walnut Grove.

Former Caroline “Ma” Ingalls star Karen Grassle believes the cast’s cast made no mistake when they hired these two actors.

Picture showing the Ingalls family from the TV Series, "Little House on the Prairie." Left to right;  Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls), Sidney and Lindsey Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls shared role), and Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls).  Undated photograph circa 1970s
“A toilet on the Moor. ”Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls), Sidney and Lindsey Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls shared role), and Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls) | Bettmann

How Karen Grassle became ‘Ma Ingalls’

After spending eight seasons on it Toilet on the Moor, Grassle left the show in 1982. Years later, Gilbert moved into her mother’s shoes on screen in 2009. The actress was a star Toilet on the Moor musical as Ma Ingalls. Although she paid homage to Grassle in an interview with Wisconsin State Journal, she deliberately made her version of Ma different.

“Apart from the challenge of taking on a new role, I didn’t feel pressured in any way,” Gilbert said. “I had to sort out focus [a] something to get Karen Grassle ‘s sound out of my brain because it’ s Ma. She is completely different If not me, as written in this piece too. “

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