Charlotte Stewart

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Charlotte Stewart
Charlotte Stewart at WonderCon 2009.JPG
Stewart at WonderCon 2009
Born (1941-02-27) February 27, 1941 (age 81)
Years active1952–present
Notable workMiss Beadle in Little House on the Prairie
  • (m. 1965; div. 1969)
  • David Banks
    (m. 1992; died 2012)
  • Michael Santos
    (m. 2015)

Charlotte Stewart (born February 27, 1941) is an American film and television actress.[1]


Stewart is most famous for her role as the school teacher Miss Beadle on Little House on the Prairie and her work with director David Lynch.[2]

Stewart graduated from the Pasadena Playhouse.[2][3] Her first acting job was in the 1960 episode "The Glass Cage" on The Loretta Young Show.[2][4] She has guest-starred on many television series ranging from Bonanza to The Office and the recurring role of Betty Briggs on Twin Peaks.[2] She was also a prolific TV commercial actress.[3] Her notable film appearances include Eraserhead and Tremors.[2] In 1961, she met her first husband, Tim Considine, when she played Agnes Finley in the season-one episode "Deadline" of My Three Sons.

In 2016, Stewart self-published her memoirs in a book entitled Little House in the Hollywood Hills.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1961 V.D. Judy Jackson The film was also billed as "Damaged Goods"
1965 The Slender Thread Telephone operator
1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Miss Reynolds credited as Charlotte Considine
1967 The Girl with the Hungry Eyes one of The Girls
1968 Speedway Lori credited as Charlotte Considine
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Mae
1977 Eraserhead Mary X
1981 Buddy Buddy Nurse
1982 Human Highway Charlotte Goodnight
1984 Irreconcilable Differences Sally
1985 UFOria Brother Roy's Girlfriend
1989 Journey to the Center of the Earth Mother
1990 Tremors Nancy Sterngood
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Betty Briggs Scenes deleted
1994 Dark Angel: The Ascent Mother Theresa
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Landlady
1999 Desert Son Audrey
2000 Puppy Love Edna Luster Short film
2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Nancy Sterngood Direct-to-video
2009 The Inner Circle Sister Angeline
2010 Mayfly Barbara Short film


Year Series Role Notes
1961 My Three Sons Agnes Finley
1961 Bachelor Father Maybelle
1968 Hawaii Five-O Ann episode: "They Painted Daisies on His Coffin"
1968 Gunsmoke Iris episode: "Lyle's Kid", credited as Charlotte Considine
1969 Bonanza Lisa Campbell episode: "The Stalker"
1969 Then Came Bronson Lori episode "A Famine Where Abundance Lies"
1970 Gunsmoke Jenny episode "Morgan"
1971 Mannix Barbara episode: "Run till Dark"
1971 Bonanza Betsy Rush episode: "The Grand Swing"
1972 McMillan & Wife Sheila episode: "Terror Times Two"
1972 The Waltons Ruth Pilot episode: "The Foundling"
1972 The F.B.I. Helen Simms episode: "A Game of Chess"
1973 Cannon Dawn episode: "Hard Rock Roller Coaster"
1974 Gunsmoke Miss Merkle
1974 Little House on the Prairie Eva Beadle Simms Seasons 1–4
1975 The Nurse Killer Suzie
1975 The Impostor Jean Durham
1977 Murder in Peyton Place Denise Haley TV movie
1977 Secrets Phyllis Turner
1978 Mother, Juggs & Speed Iris TV movie
1981 The Princess and the Cabbie Nurse
1981 Bitter Harvest Mrs Lazlo TV movie
1985 Highway to Heaven Cindy Two episodes
1986 Matlock Mrs. Spellman episode: "The Santa"
1986 The Young and the Restless Tamra Logan 12 episodes
1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet Nurse #1
1990 Twin Peaks Betty Briggs
2005 Cold Case Cindy Balducci episode: "A Perfect Day"
2017 Twin Peaks: The Return Betty Briggs


  1. ^ "Movies & TV | Charlotte Stewart". The New York Times. November 3, 2012. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Dempsky, Andy (November 18, 2009). "More than Miss Beadle". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "To give up $30,000 annually to alter career wasn't easy". Kokomo Tribune. October 22, 1977. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "TV Week". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 29, 1960.
  5. ^ Nolasco, Stephanie (April 26, 2017). "'Little House on the Prairie' star Charlotte Stewart recalls days with Jim Morrison, Elvis and Bill Murray". Fox News. Retrieved October 15, 2017.

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