05:01 PM EDT 02/06/2014
Originally posted 02/04/2014 12:35PM
Richard Bull, a character actor who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the 1974-83 TV favorite Little House on the Prairie, died Monday. He was 89.
"This man will be missed," the show's star, Melissa Gilbert, Tweeted. "Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend."
Bull was born in Zion, Ill., on June 26, 1924, and in 1948 married actress Barbara Collentine, according to a 2009 Yahoo biographical sketch.
Originally posted 05/04/2013 11:15AM
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Originally posted 02/05/2013 09:45AM
Think you know everything about Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series?
Readers of the beloved series will remember how Wilder's older sister Mary went blind as a result of scarlet fever. But a new study published in Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has revealed the cause of Mary's blindness was likely meningoencephalitis – a disease similar to meningitis.
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