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For close to a decade, actress Karen Grassle was known to TV audiences as pioneer mother, Caroline Ingalls, on the hit show, Little House on the Prairie.
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Karen Grassle lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with her daughter Lily. Single, she previously had been married to Leon Russom, J. Allen Radford and Scott Sutherland.
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