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What Ever Happened to Nellie Oleson?

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A few years ago, LAist went to check out a buddy's gig at a dive bar on the fringes of North Hollywood. The gig was great, but certainly the most amusing part of the evening was seeing Alison Arngrim, aka Little House on the Prairie's Nellie Oleson (she'll never live it down), who was the host for the evening, and seemed to be somewhat of a fixture at the bar. Well, the bar has since undergone a rather rags-to-hipster-riches renovation (it's now the NoBar) and we hadn't thought much about the wide-eyed and wigged (those curls!) actress who had earned such a warm place in our heart after a childhood of watching her torture poor Melissa Gilbert on the small screen.

LAist is happy to find Ms. Arngrim is back to acting; her "New And Improved Prairie Bitch 2005" tour has two dates in LA this month, March 18th and 19th at The Lily Tomlin Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center's Renberg Theatre. She also is appearing at the ACME Theatre in the live version of the tv game show classic, What's My Line, which runs tonight at 8p.m. and also features Marty Ingels, Barry Saltzman, Debra Wilson and host J. Keith van Straaten.

ACME Comedy Theatre 135 North La Brea, LA (323) 525-0202 &
The Renberg Theatre 1125 North McCadden Place, LA (323) 860-7300