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 80)
Years active1952–present
Notable work
Miss 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]


She 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, with actor Beau Bridges, she also played Agnes Finley, one of the school newspaper editors, on the TV series My Three Sons in the season-one episode "Deadline".

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


Year Film Role Other notes
1961 V.D. Judy Jackson The film was also billed as "Damaged Goods"
1961 My Three Sons Agnes Finley Met future husband Tim Considine
1961 Bachelor Father Maybelle
1965 The Slender Thread Telephone operator
1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Miss Reynolds Under the name Charlotte Considine
1967 The Girl with the Hungry Eyes one of The Girls
1968 Speedway Lori Under the name Charlotte Considine
1968 Hawaii Five-O (S1/Ep7) They Painted Daisies on His Coffin Ann Under the name Charlotte Considine
1968 Lyle's Kid Iris Under the name Charlotte Considine
1969 Bonanza Lisa Campbell
1969 Then Came Bronson - A Famine Where Abundance Lies Lori Under the name Charlotte Stewart
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Mae
1971 Mannix (TV series) Barbara Season 5-Episode 07: "Run till Dark"
1972 McMillan and Wife Sheila Plays Sheila, girl who deceives Sgt. Enright. Terror Times Two, Season 2, Episode 4
1972 The Waltons Ruth Pilot Episode, "The Foundling." Plays the mother of a deaf girl, Holly, whom she leaves in care of the Waltons.
1973 Cannon (TV series) Dawn Episode: Hard Rock Roller Coaster
1974 Gunsmoke (TV series) Miss Merkle Television series
1974 Little House on the Prairie Eva Beadle Simms Television series, Seasons 1-4
1975 The Nurse Killer Suzie Television
1975 The Impostor Jean Durham Television
1977 Murder in Peyton Place Denise Haley Television
1977 Eraserhead Mary X
1977 Secrets Phyllis Turner Television
1978 Mother, Juggs & Speed Iris Television
1981 Buddy Buddy Nurse
1981 The Princess and the Cabbie Nurse Television
1981 Bitter Harvest Mrs Lazlo Television
1982 Human Highway Charlotte Goodnight
1984 Irreconcilable Differences Sally
1985 Highway to Heaven Cindy Two episodes
1985 UFOria Brother Roy's Girlfriend
1986 Matlock Mrs. Spellman
1986 The Young and the Restless Tamra Logan 12 episodes
1986 Matlock Mrs. Spellman
1986 The Young and the Restless Tamra Logan 12 episodes
1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet Nurse #1
1989 Journey to the Center of the Earth Mother
1990 Twin Peaks Betty Briggs Television
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
2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Nancy Sterngood Direct-to-video
2005 Cold Case: A Perfect Day Cindy Balducci
2007 The Inner Circle Sister Angeline
2010 Mayfly Barbara
2017 Twin Peaks: The Return Betty Briggs television


  1. ^ New York Times
  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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