Highlight Hollywood has confirmed the death of character actor Richard Bull, best known as Nels on the hit 1970s drama “Little House on The Prairie.” He was 89. Richard Bull was an American film actor, stage actor and television actor. He is best known for his performance as Nels Oleson, the kindly proprietor of Oleson’s Mercantile and the long suffering husband and father. Actress and children’s advocate Alison Arngrim confirmed the news.
“Today we lost my TV “Pa,” the wonderful Richard Bull. In real life, he was just as kind, intelligent, thoughtful and reasonable as you’d expect Nels Oleson to be. Tonight my husband and I are sitting down to watch an obscure TV show that Richard and his wife Barbara both worked on called (“Nichols”), also starring James Garner. Richard said it was one the best shows he ever did.”
Bull also starred in “Normal” (2003) and “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968). He has been married to his beautiful wife Barbara Collentine since April 13, 1948.
No further details are known at this time about the star’s death.
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