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Little House on the Prairie

The King Is Dead (Season 6, Episode 9)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Aging professional wrestler Milo Stavroupolis comes to nearby Mankato to "fight" the locals. Stavroupolis' promoter, the shrewd Jimmy Hart, convinces Jonathan Garvey to fight the old man ... unaware that the fight was "fixed." But there's ...See moreAging professional wrestler Milo Stavroupolis comes to nearby Mankato to "fight" the locals. Stavroupolis' promoter, the shrewd Jimmy Hart, convinces Jonathan Garvey to fight the old man ... unaware that the fight was "fixed." But there's even more heartbreak ahead, as Stavroupolis is suffering emotionally (and physically) after years of fighting; his beloved wife, Anna (herself desperately ill) has begged him to retire. The old man is convinced by Jonathan to substitute for him in the upcoming championship Written by Brian Rathjen See less
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Writers
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by) | Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | Michael Landon
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Ted Voigtlander (as Ted Voigtländer)
Casting Director
Susan McCray (as Susan Sukman)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 12, 1979

Release date
Nov 12, 1979 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Michael Landon
Charles Ingalls Charles Ingalls   See fewer
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Karen Grassle
Caroline Ingalls (credit only) Caroline Ingalls (credit only)   See fewer
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Melissa Gilbert
Laura Ingalls (credit only) Laura Ingalls (credit only)   See fewer
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Melissa Sue Anderson
Mary Ingalls Kendall (credit only) Mary Ingalls Kendall (credit only)   See fewer
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Rachel Lindsay Greenbush
Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)   See fewer
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Sidney Greenbush
Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush) Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)   See fewer
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Richard Bull
Nels Oleson Nels Oleson   See fewer
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Katherine MacGregor
Harriet Oleson Harriet Oleson   See fewer
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Merlin Olsen
Jonathan Garvey Jonathan Garvey   See fewer
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Hersha Parady
Alice Garvey Alice Garvey   See fewer
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Patrick Labyorteaux
Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux) Andrew 'Andy' Garvey (as Patrick Laborteaux)   See fewer
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Matthew Labyorteaux
Albert Quinn Ingalls Albert Quinn Ingalls   See fewer
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Leo Gordon
Milo Stavroupolis Milo Stavroupolis   See fewer
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Ray Walston
Jimmy Hart Jimmy Hart   See fewer
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Nora Meerbaum
Anna Stavroupolis Anna Stavroupolis   See fewer
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Jack Yates
Hans Mueller (as John Robert Yates) Hans Mueller (as John Robert Yates)   See fewer
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Lee Generaux
N.D. Man N.D. Man   See fewer
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Frank Alten
Swamper (as Frank X. Alten) Swamper (as Frank X. Alten)   See fewer
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Roy Gaintner
Farmer #1 Farmer #1   See fewer
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Warner McKay
Postal Clerk Postal Clerk   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 149 votes