LHOTP - Behind the scenes
10 Special facts about LHOTP 10/10
10. Katherine MacGregor, who was undeniably brilliant as Mrs. Harriet Oleson, is doing wonderfully in her eighties. According to Alison Arngrim’s official Website, “She is a strict vegetarian and an avid devotee of health foods and clean living. She does not smoke or drink. She does indeed meditate and belong to an ashram.” Who’d have imagined a zen Mrs. Oleson? That’s right, that character was fiction. Unfortunately, that leads to one last fact. To this day, people mistake Arngrim for actually being meanie Nellie. Now, that’s effective acting.
10 Special facts about LHOTP 8/10
8. Michael Landon had a wicked sense of humor, and he would often play pranks on the cast and crew. From making fun of a cast member who stuttered, as reported in Anderson’s book, to playful things like making young Laura run way too far after the shot was completed, it doesn’t seem as though there was ever a dull moment on the set.
10 Special facts about LHOTP 7/10
7. There was a feud between Melissa Anderson, who played Mary, and Melissa Gilbert, since early in the show’s taping. This was reported in all three memoirs about the show. However, the children were able to remain professional, and no viewers ever suspected a thing, until the recent revelations.