“For nine years, Little House on the Prairie was filmed just 15 miles away from the Santa Susana Nuclear Laboratory,” a narrator says in PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek of the special. Little House: The actor played shop owner Nels Oleson for the entire run of the series, 1974-1983, The Ingalls: The series was set in Minnesota during the 1870s. Michael Landon on Little House on the Prairie. Find out what your cat is trying to tell you with a new cat app, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, Engineer Creates App To Translate Your Cat, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, Sean Connery's Cause of Death Revealed Weeks After He Dies at Age 90. The analyses suggested that male residents living in Los Angeles County near SSFL may have had an increased rate of bladder cancer relative to residents living elsewhere in the county. On his last weekend alive, Landon gathered his inner circle at the ranch, including Cindy, all nine of his children, longtime friend and business partner Kent McCray and his wife. 4 weeks ago *H and Cheers to recent examples like Mad Men and The Deuce, a … But “when hundreds of local residents started suffering from cancer, scientists discovered that the Santa Susana lab had been the site of the worst radioactive disaster in U.S. history and that years of contamination had prompted a cancer epidemic,” the narrator says in the clip. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. His former co-star Melissa Gilbert, who played protagonist Laura Ingalls Wilder on the series, tweeted her condolences along with a photo of him. The Ingalls family. “For nine years, Little House on the Prairie was filmed just 15 miles away from the Santa Susana Nuclear Laboratory,” a narrator says in PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek of the special. Also Read: 'Little House on the Prairie' Actor Richard Bull Dead at 89 Melissa Gilbert, who starred in the series as a young version of Ingalls Wilder, paid tribute to MacGregor on Instagram. She had physically matured faster than most of her female classmates, and, as a result, attracted attention from several teenage boys in her classroom. He appeared in the role from 1978 to 1983. She has been married to Adam Weatherby since May 18, 1996. One of the characters we loved to hate on Little House on the Prairie was petty, gossiping Harriet Oleson, mother of the infamous Nellie Oleson. According to the American Cancer Society, studies link smoking and alcohol use with these forms of malignancy. The cast of Little House on the Prairie represented one of the most famous families in American media. Based on a book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it spoke of family ties and moral struggles. Sylvia was a 15-year-old girl who lived with her widowed father, Hector Webb. The Little House cast members are left mourning her death. Published: 17:12 EST, 4 February 2014 | Updated: 18:28 EST, 4 February 2014. He adds: “Although I can’t rule it out entirely, I have found another, much more compelling and direct cause of his cancer.”. Little House on the Prairie (TV Series 1974–1983) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. After graduating from Santa Monica College, Lindsay moved to Mexico in 1993 where she bought a ranch with her sister. NBC / Adamnemser/IMAGECOLLECT. 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Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Did Late Actor Michael Landon Get Cancer from Filming Close to a 'Contaminated' Nuclear Site? Staying sober while staying at home: Dry January expert reveals how to give up drinking in the midst of a... Be born in 2020? At the young age of 54, Landon died on July 1, 1991, from pancreatic cancer, just months after his diagnosis. Landon’s body was cremated the next day. 'This man will be missed', the 49-year-old actress posted. It continues, “The analyses found that people living near the SSFL were not at increased risk for developing cancers associated with radiation exposure. The comments below have been moderated in advance. According to the report, residents “living near the SSFL were not at increased risk for developing cancers associated with radiation exposure.”. We’ve successfully uncovered 30 of the juiciest secrets from Little House on the Prairie and we’re excited to share them with you. Landon had also admitted that he indulged too much in both. To replace him as Michael Landon’s on-screen friend, Olsen joined the cast … These treatments had little chance of success. Sympathy: Little House On The Prairie actor Richard Bull died on Monday at the age of 89, Condolences: His co-star Melissa Gilbert tweeted a photo of him with some nice words. Get push notifications with news, features and more. And on Sunday, Reelz Channel will air its Landon-focused episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of…, which investigates the proximity of the Little House on the Prairie set to the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, where there was a “partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor” in 1959, according to California Department of Toxic Substances Control. ', Back in the day: Melissa as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the TV series, Memories: The 49-year-old actress, seen here on January 23 promoting her new book, stayed friends with her former co-star, Mr. Oleson: The cause of Richard's death has yet to be revealed, Happily married: Richard is survived by wife Barbara, who he married in 1948. Our latest obsession happens to be the ‘70s classic Little House on the Prairie.. With over 200 episodes and three TV movies, the western offers up the perfect distraction during these troubling times, even though the plot features several inconsistencies. Only three percent of pancreatic cancer patients and five percent of liver cancer sufferers survive for five years. The Little House on the Prairie patriarch sadly died from pancreatic cancer at age 54 in July 1991. Richard is survived by his wife of 65 years, actress Barbara Collentine. Richard Bull, who is best known for starring on the '70s TV series Little House On The Prairie, has died at age 89.. After leaving the cast in 1982, Landon re-teamed with "Little House" co-star Victor … “Cancers were divided into three groups of very radiosensitive (thyroid, bone & joints, all leukemia, excluding chronic lymphocytic leukemia), moderately radiosensitive (breast, lung & bronchus), and possibly radiosensitive (esophagus, stomach, liver, brain & other nervous system, urinary bladder, other urinary system, salivary gland and parathyroid, and multiple myeloma),” says the website. In early May of that year, he submitted to an experimental procedure involving intravenous administration of a cancer-fighting drug. Name Seasons No. According to costar Karen Grassle, who played Caroline Ingalls, “it took months and months for us to find the right outdoor location” to film the show, which ran from 1974-83. There are many Little House on the Prairie characters, appearing in various forms of media in the Little House on the Prairie media franchise Television series characters. And recently, she was even a celebrity contestant on Dancing With The Stars.But in … 2 years ago "My Three Sons" are now grown-up with children of their own. Gilbert continues to act, playing small roles on shows like Nip/Tuck and 7th Heaven. After "Little House on the Prairie," Lindsay went on to star in "Matt Houston," while Sidney was cast in "Hambone & Hillie." She is an actress, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Little House Years (1979). During the global health crisis, reruns of old shows have been making a comeback as the world looks for new ways to stay entertained. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… airs Sundays (8 p.m. The NBC series ran from 1974-1983 and MacGregor played her character for the entire run of the show. “It was perfect for us.”. Little House was set in Minnesota in the 1870s and Richard's character was a patient, kind man who ran the local general store with his intolerable wife, Harriet. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Lucille Ball Was Using Poppers to ‘Ease Pains in Her Chest and Heart’: Forensic Pathologist. As a result of the “cancer epidemic,” numerous studies were performed on the area. They have two children. Radames Pera isn’t surprised that “Kung Fu” is taking flight again. While everything may have seemed great on the surface, years later, several former cast members released tell-all books about their experiences, good and bad, as child actors on Little House on the Prairie. Some of the Illinois native's other TV credits include Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea and Highway To Heaven, which also starred his Little House cast mates Michael Landon and Victor French. There was also an increased proportion of lung cancer among Ventura men.”, RELATED: Remembering the Stars We Lost in 2019. ET) on Reelz. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. At a "Little House" cast reunion on "The Today Show" a few years ago, Grassle teared up, noting that she hadn't seen her three TV daughters since Landon's 1991 funeral. Matthew Labyorteaux played Albert Ingalls, adopted son of the Ingalls family, on 'Little House on the Prairie.' EXCLUSIVE: 'They speak to each other in English!' Fuggetaboutit! Michael Landon was remembered for his integrity and humor Friday as family, celebrity friends and co-stars from ``Little House on the Prairie' attended a private funeral service. This is a hassle-free site -- no popups, no animations, no user IDs, no cookies, no spyware, and no huge graphics. Harriet was played by actress Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor. Actress | Little House on the Prairie Brenda Turnbaugh was born on August 13, 1977 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA as Brenda Lea Turnbaugh. After the discovery of Landon’s cancer in 1991, which had spread to his liver, the actor retreated with his third wife, Cindy, then 34, and their two young children to his 10-acre Malibu ranch, where he girded for the battle with a vegetarian diet, a program of vitamins, enzymes and acupuncture. Who would have thought that the story revolving around the simple life of the Ingalls Family would become so popular? RELATED: Lucille Ball Was Using Poppers to ‘Ease Pains in Her Chest and Heart’: Forensic Pathologist. He underwent chemotherapy on April 18, 1991. After stealing the hearts of America as the young, spirited Laura Ingalls, Melissa Gilbert continued to act as an adult… Her TV daughter, Alison Arngrim , wordlessly tweeted a photo of herself and MacGregor … Over his last days, his condition deteriorated rapidly. But the cast of Little House on the Prairie have undergone some fairly dramatic transformations since the last episode ... died at the age of 93 … "For nine years, Little House on the Prairie was filmed just 15 miles away from the Santa Susana Nuclear Laboratory," a narrator says in Michael Landon's Autopsy: The Last Hours of special. Enjoy. The best kept secrets from Little House on the Prairie. “Despite the scientific studies linking proximity to the site with elevated cancer rates, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that Michael’s pancreatic cancer was caused by him working so close to the contaminated area,” says Dr. Hunter. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. Richard Bull, who is best known for starring on the '70s TV series Little House On The Prairie, has died at age 89. His most recent acting credit was on the Kelsey Grammer series Boss in 2011. The series was “Little House on the Prairie,” a period drama based on the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest. According to People, the actor passed away on Monday in Calabasas, California but the cause of death has not been revealed. In 1977, Victor French left Little House on the Prairie to do his own show, the Carter Country sitcom. NBC execs approached him with the idea of producing a made-for-TV film based on the popular Laura Ingalls Wilder book series Little House on the Prairie. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Multiple generations could see themselves in some member of the sprawling cast.Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls brought a youthful energy to the serious show. 'Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend. They have since left the film industry. He played shop owner Nels Oleson on Prairie and appeared for the show's entire run, from 1974 to 1983. They kept a vigil in Landon’s upstairs bedroom, where very near the end, according to McCray, Landon said, “I love you all very much, but would you all go downstairs and give me some time with Cindy.” She was the only one with him when he died, at around 1:20 P.M. on Monday, July 1, 1991. “Finally, this ranch was found out in Simi Valley,” she explains. Michael Landon. She played the role of Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie and first got her start in the industry as a child actress in the 1960s. 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Big Ben bongs to welcome in the new year, Big Ben chimes as UK leaves EU single market and customs union. All the exterior Little … Fuggetaboutit! But after examining the Report of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Advisory Panel from October 2006 and Landon’s autopsy results, Dr. Hunter doesn’t believe there’s a connection between the location of the laboratory and Landon’s cancer. “Studies have concluded that this was responsible for up to 2,000-cancer-related deaths and lead to a 60 percent increase in cancers such as lung, bladder, kidney, liver, blood, lymph node, upper digestive track and thyroid cancers,” says forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter. The movie had been a … In the many years since Little House on the Prairie came to an end, there have been several rumors that a lot of the cast got very sick because of the set. Melissa Gilbert was perhaps the most famous child actor in the world during the show’s live run. 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