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Katherine MacGregor, 'Little House on the Prairie' Actress, Dies At Age 93

Updated On 15 Nov, 2018 Published On

Katherine MacGregor, who played a cruel, greedy mother of nasty daughter Nellie Oleson, Harriet Oleson, on 'Little House on the Prairie' - ran for 9 years from 1974 to 1983 - has died at the age of 93.

A representative for the actress confirmed her tragic passing on Wednesday, November 14. According to the late actress' attorney Tony Sears.

Katherine died on Tuesday, November 13 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Los Angeles.

Shortly after the death news of Katherine emerged, multiple stars took to social media sites to pay respect to the late actress.

Actor William Shatner paid tribute to her, with sharing a tweet on Wednesday in which he called her "deliciously wicked" on the show.

Melissa Gilbert, meanwhile, shared a photo of herself and Katherine on Instagram, writing,

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." Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson, said Macgregor "had an extremely long and full life and is at peace ... we will all miss her.

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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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Additionally, Katherine's onscreen daughter, Alison Arngrim said her onscreen mother "had an extremely long and full life and is at peace ... we will all miss her."

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Katherine MacGregor!

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