Alison Arngrim (b. 1962)
Nellie Oleson, Little House on the Prairie.
Doing stand-up comedy under the guise of the Prairie Bitch.
Sister of Stefan Arngrim.
Revealed, in 2004, she was sexually abused as a child; lobbied for proposed California law on beefing up child-abuse punishment.
What her fans say about Alison:
Agreed: She Was Much Less Annoying Than Half-Pint
"This was about two years ago. My friends and I got tickets to a show at The Laugh Factory, which is a well-known comedy club in Hollywood. One of the headline acts was somebody named Alison Arngrim, which sounded familiar but I couldn't quite place the name. Then a tall, pretty blond woman comes out and introduces herself as the former Nellie Oleson, aka 'The Prairie Bitch.' The crowd went bonkers for about five minutes. Then she started her act, which was very funny. ... She made fun of child stars, especially the 'Diff'rent Strokes' kids. (Apparently Little House filmed near the Strokes set. The Little House director forbade the cast to play with the Strokes kids. Probably a good idea.) ... She said people still harass her when they see her on the street. ('How could you do that to Laura?') After her act she said she was very active in an AIDS awareness program [AIDS Project Los Angeles] ... which she began after the costar who played her husband Percival [Steve Tracy] died from AIDS. Anyway, she seemed so down-to-earth, funny, sexy, cool. Nellie rocks!" .
5 years ago