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'Little House' Star Richard Bull Dies at 89

Created: 02/05/2014 11:13 AM WDIO.com

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

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, but his best known role was as storekeeper "Nels Oleson" on "Little House."

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

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.

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