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'Little House' star Richard Bull dies

Richard Bull, left, and the actress Alison Arngrim at a restaurant in Chicago. Bull played Nels Oleson and Arngrim played his daughter, Nellie Oleson, on the TV show, “Little House on the Prairie.”

Richard Bull, left, and the actress Alison Arngrim at a restaurant in Chicago. Bull played Nels Oleson and Arngrim played his daughter, Nellie Oleson, on the TV show, "Little House on the Prairie."

 

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'Little House' star dies

LOS ANGELES -- A Motion Picture & Television Fund spokeswoman says actor Richard Bull of TV's "Little House on the Prairie" has died.

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Spokeswoman Jaime Larkin says the 89-year-old died Monday at the fund's hospital in Los Angeles. Larkin says the actor died of natural causes after being hospitalized with pneumonia.

The character actor appeared in a wide range of TV shows, from "Perry Mason" in the 1950s to Kelsey Grammer's "Boss" in 2011.

The Zion, Ill., native, is survived by his wife of 65 years, actress Barbara Collentine.

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.

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