From the episode “Crossed Connections”
Did you know: According to an interview with Hersha Parady, Hersha was originally said to be the replacement of Caroline Ingalls (after her portrayal of Caroline’s sister) when there was talk of Karen Grassle leaving the show. When Karen decided to stay on, the producers gave Merlin Olsen (who had already been cast) a wife, and Hersha was hired to play her. So glad that Karen stayed, because Caroline wouldn’t be the same with Hersha Parady portraying her, and the Garveys wouldn’t have done without Alice!
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