However, according to Karen Grassle, things weren’t all as rosy as they might have appeared.

In an upcoming memoir, Grassle claims that Michael Landon lashed out at her several times, mocking her and telling “disgusting” jokes. Furthermore, the actress explained how Landon was of the belief that she shouldn’t get paid more than the child actors on the show.

Karen Grassle – Caroline Ingalls

Michael Landon is the figure most people associate with the show. Sadly, he passed away in 1991.

Among the other actors, Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassle both became icons through Little House. For me, it’s hard to choose a favorite from so many great performances.

Grassle’s life changed completely when she got the part of Caroline Ingalls, AKA “Ma”, on Little House on the Prairie.

Born February 25, 1942 in California, Grassle completed her college education at the University of California. She then traveled to London to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.