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Richard Bull


Born - 26 June 1924, Zion, Illinois, USA
Died - 3 February 2014

Dark, saturnine American character actor with slightly receding hair, in dozens of films in minor roles, but perhaps best remembered for his role as Nels Oleson in TV's long-running Little House on the Prairie. Beginning his career on the Chicago stage, Bull was in films by the mid 1950s: Full of Life (1956), Operation Mad Ball (1957), But Not for Me (1959), Three Came Back (1961), The Satan Bug (1964), Hour of the Gun (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Lawman (1971), High Plains Drifter (1973), Mr Sycamore (1975), A Different Story (1978), then much TV until A Day in the Life (2000), The Secret (2001), Let's Go to Prison (2006), Sugar (2007) and Osso Bucco (2008), his last. He was married for 65 years to actress Barbara 'Bobbi' Collentine, who survives him.