'Little House' star Richard Bull dies

11:53 PM, Feb 4, 2014   |    comments
Actor Richard Bull, best known as Mr. Oleson on 'Little House on the Prairie', died on Feb. 3, 2014 at the age of 89. (NBC)
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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.

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

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.

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