Actress Katherine MacGregor Died at 93

Katherine MacGregor, an actress known for her act as Harriet Oleson on the movie, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ has died. She passed away at the age of 93.

The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that she left this world at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital retirement community, Los Angeles.

Melissa Gilbert, Little House co-star, remembered her and paid her tribute via her Instagram account:

‘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.’

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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.

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Death Cause and Funeral Details

MacGregor passed away on 13th November 2018, in LA, California. However, the real death cause is not disclosed. It is possible that it might be a natural death.

No detail of her funeral is provided yet.

Who was Katherine MacGregor?

Katherine was born as Dorlee Deane McGregor in 1925 in Glendale, California. She was also known as Scottie MacGregor. Right after graduation, she migrated to New York and began working as a dance instructor.

Eventually, she started acting and debuted in ‘Little House’ in 1974. Other than that, she worked in short film ‘The Lottery’ in 2014.