Hersha Parady

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Hersha Parady
Born (1945-05-25) May 25, 1945 (age 72)
Berea, Ohio
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) John Peverall
Children 1

Hersha Parady (born May 25, 1945 in Ohio) is an American actress best known for her role of Alice Garvey in Little House on the Prairie.


Parady began her career in television with guest-appearances in Mannix and The Waltons. In 1976, she got the role of Alice Garvey in Little House on the Prairie,[1] which she played until 1980, when her character was killed in a fire accidentally set by Albert Ingalls. Earlier in the series, in the 1976 episode Journey in the Spring, Paraday had played Eliza Anne Ingalls, Charles' sister-in-law. After Little House on the Prairie, she made only rare appearances in television, including Kenan & Kel.

Parady is also an actress in theatre. She was once married to Oscar-winning producer John Peverall (who recently died) and had one child with him. She is friends with Katherine MacGregor and Richard Bull. She was also close to Patrick Laborteaux who played her on-screen 'son'; Matthew Laborteaux; Dabbs Greer; Little House make-up artist Whitey; and hair master Larry Germain[citation needed].


Year Title Role Notes
1997-1998 Kenan & Kel Principal Dimly
1986 Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star Mrs. McAlpin
1981 The Phoenix Lynn
1981 ABC Weekend Specials Janice Parker
1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream
1979 CBS Afternoon Playhouse
1977-1980 Little House on the Prairie Alice Garvey
1975 The Waltons Victoria Madden
1974 Little House on the Prairie Eliza Ingalls
1972 Mannix Receptionist
1971 Bearcats! Carrie


  1. ^ Koskan, Danie (September 29, 2009). "Actors fondly remember 'Little House on the Prairie'". Rapid City Journal. Archived from the original on 19 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 

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