Katherine MacGregor Dead at 93

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  1. Rove

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    Katherine MacGregor best known to all as Harriet Oleson has passed away. My parents were firm favourites of Little House on the Prairie and with just one television in the household we also grew up watching this series. Harriet Oleson is one of those characters we're not meant to like, she was wicked after all, but Katherine played her with such zealous you couldn't help but love her.

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    R.I.P. Katherine​
     
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    That's a shame. She was good in "LHOTP."
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. My sympathies to her family, friends and co-stars.

    In my opinion the Olsen family represented the humor of the Little House of the Prairie. I re-watched the show a few years ago and I loved Harriet Olsen. So I'm sad she's gone but she lived a long life. :rip:

    Maybe not the most appropriate for the occasion but I made a fan video about the Olsen last year that captures some of their light-hearted and funny moments:

     
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    RIP Mrs Oleson and Katherine Macgregor

    They were far more entertaining than the sickly and goody two shoes Ingills clan

    Loved her relationship with brow beaten Nels and her 2 spoiled kids

     
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    Found this interview on youtube today and thought I'd share it here since it sums up her role as Harriet Oleson brilliantly:

     
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    Actually, Harriet was MUCH more evil in the beginning. No comedic aspect then. Does anyone know why she wasn't in any of the "LHOTP" movies after the series ended?
     
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    "MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India"
    Quoted from IMDb
     
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    RIP Mrs. MacGregor, you were great fun to watch as Harriet, thank you for that.
     
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    Her performance was always so detailed and in-character, she'll always be my first Favourite Villain.
     

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