4 days ago
Thursday, March 11, 2010
"Merlin Olsen, 69, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams who became equally well known after his playing days as a football broadcaster, television actor and commercial pitchman, died March 11 at a hospital in Duarte, Calif., outside Los Angeles. He had mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer often related to exposure to asbestos." *
Oh my! My heart is heavy tonight. I just loved the series, Little House on the Prairie. The actors and actresses who played on it and all that it stood for. And Merlin Olsen - better known as Jonathan Garvey was one of my favorites. It seems all of the cast is gone, with the exception of those who were children at the time. Michael Landon - "Pa" Mr. Edwards, Richard Bull - "Mr. Olsen", Doc Baker, Reverend Alden. I'm not sure who else - I don't think I want to know.
Why don't they make shows like this any more? It was just the BEST!
Little House and I Love Lucy!!!! The best shows ever!
* ABC news