Katherine MacGregor, actors who touched a vinegar and dangerous to the drama drama. The Little House on the Prairie & # 39; & # 39; and his snobbish character, Harriet Oleson, was often a comic foil of a long-standing television series, which died Nov.13 at the Home and Television retirement home at Woodland Hills, Calif. It was 93.
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Ms. MacGregor was a veteran of the New York season who had appeared in small TV roles before being thrown into Little House on the Prairie, a healthy family drama based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's books.
The show, which led to the NBC from 1974 to 1982, included Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, a family patriarch who settled in rural Minnesota at the end of the 1800's. Melissa Gilbert played her mid-Laura girl. (The last season of the show is called, from 1982-83, Little House: A New Beginning & # 39;).
Ms. returned character. MacGregor, known as Mrs. Usually Oleson, the second episode of the show like chatting and tired wife of the general store owner in Walnut Grove.
In a well-known series for its lightweight pace and celebration of heart values, Ms. MacGregor touches a pump of moderate spirit. He held her nose in the air with a firm belief in her own high school and had a similarly ruined girl, Nellie, who played Alison Arngrim. It did not let anything interfere with an overarching sense of self-worth, referring to its set of people like; aristocrats & # 39;. & # 39; & # 39;
Reconciling towards people who was considered inferior – which meant almost everyone else – Mrs. Oleson believes that she has a duty to raise Walnut Grove to her own high standards, partly by learning a broken version of French for rustic school children. In the shop she was running with an incredible husband, who played Richard Bull, she was unwilling to extend credit to customers.
In one episode, when her husband went to fishing, Mrs. Oleson with typical sensitivity: & # 39; & # 39; Well, I'll say! If you have to take time away from honest work for fish, I wish you would not leave your old fishing bread in the store! & # 39; & # 39;
Ms. MacGregor almost rejects what he spent to be a lifetime role. Looking at the character, he read all the books on Little House on the Prairie & # 39; by Ingalls Wilder, where Mrs. Oleson is mentioned briefly only.
"He said Nellie had a birthday party and invited Ingalls women," said Ms. MacGregor in 1981. "Laura raised a doll and Nellie had been tired and pulled out of her hand and cut her clothes. She told her mother," The mother asked, # 39; What did the mother do? Nothing & # 39;
& # 39; & # 39; I have based all my character on that. What kind of mother say nothing? & # 39; & # 39;
Despite her general nastiness, Mrs. Oleson is one of the favorite characters of viewers. Little House & Everyone – everyone was fond of hating. Often she hit her husband with a purse or rushed down the upstairs with hiding skirts.
Ms. MacGregor to find comic quality compensation in the role. It had an expressive, mobile face and introduced its lines with strategic breaks and emphasis points. She was always taking pratfalls in mud ponds, turning horses or wagons, or having a dump on her head.
And I'll look for Mrs. humor. Oleson, & # 39; & Ms. said Ms. MacGregor at the Associated Press in 1981. It was originally painted as just black-and-white mean. Anyone who wants to be a fool must be. So I started mixing a farce into it. I believe that the audience counts on Mrs. Oleson falls on her fanny and is blown. & # 39; & # 39;
Dorlee was born Deane MacGregor, January 12, 1925, in Glendale, Calif., And grew up in Fort Collins, Colo. His dad was a railway worker, his mother was a home home.
He graduated in 1947 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and then moved to New York. She was called Scottie MacGregor in her early career, she worked in television and theater and had an incredible role in the Marlon Brando movie 1954 & # 39; On the Waterfront. & # 39; & # 39; She was in touring productions of Balance A Delicate & # 39; Edward Albee. a & # 39; & # 39; Who's A Scare of Virginia Woolf? & # 39; & # 39; before moving to Los Angeles and changing his first name to Katherine.
She had small parts in such TV shows such as Ironside, & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; Emergency, & # 39; & # 39; a & # 39; & # 39; Mannix & # 39; And he was working in an art gallery when she landed her role in & # 39; Little House. & # 39; & # 39;
Her weddings for actors Bert Remsen and Edward Kaye-Martin came to an end in divorce. He said she was struggling with alcoholism and crediting Alcoholics Anonymous and her faith – became a devotee of Hinduism – with help to improve.
She did not act after Little House, & # 39; But the show has still been popular in syndication for decades.
I can see myself as a good actress with good instincts, & # 39; says Ms. MacGregor in 1981. & # 39; & # 39; I'm studying with the best teachers in the country, Sanford Meisler and Stella Adler. I learned to go for the whole. When Mrs. Oleson falls on his back, that is generally. & # 39; & # 39;