Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor (born January 12, 1925 in Glendale, California) was an American actress.
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She is finest known for she comic performance as Harriet Oleson from 1974 come 1983 ~ above the NBC television collection Little home on the Prairie. As a child, her mommy moved them come Denver, Colorado, whereby she lived till she relocated to brand-new York together a young adult. In the 1940s she to be hired by the Arthur Murray run Studios in new York City as a run instructor.
MacGregor"s favorite summary of her character in tiny House came in a pan letter from Minnesota in the 1970s, in i m sorry Mrs. Oleson was explained as "the touch of pepper in the sweet of the show". In 1979, thanks to the popular of small House in Spain, MacGregor was invite to Madrid and also appeared top top RTVE"s 625 Lineas program. After tiny House on the Prairie, MacGregor i was withdrawn from screen productions in donate of local theater. She also specialized herself to she Hindu religion, and also to teaching exhilaration to kids at the Wee Hollywood Vedanta Players, before finally retiring in the beforehand 2000s.
Beginning in the 1950s, MacGregor worked in theatre on and off Broadway, and earned the uncredited part of "a longshoreman"s mother" in Elia Kazan"s film, on the Waterfront (1954), starring Marlon Brando, the uncredited component of Alice mandrel in The traveling Executioner (1970), and also the component of miss out on Boswell in The Student registered nurses (1970). MacGregor likewise appeared in countless episodes of various television series: Love the Life (1956), beat of the week (1959), east Side/West side (1963), Mannix (1970 & 1971), Emergency! (1972), Ironside (1972 & 1974), and also All in the family members (1973), and also the 2 1981 "Heroes vs. Villains" illustration of family members Feud hosted by Richard Dawson. She additionally had roles in the TV movies, The death of Me yet (1971), The girls of Huntington house (1973), and also Tell Me whereby It harms (1974).
She was briefly married to gibbs Bert Remsen, one month she junior, in 1949-50, and also to actor, director and teacher Edward G. Kaye-Martin, 14 years her junior, from august 1969 come October 1970.