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Little House on the Prairie

Charlotte Stewart

Eva Beadle

Charlotte Stewart was born in Yuba City, Calif. on Feb. 27, 1941. After studying acting in Pasadena, Calif., Stewart began her professional TV career with bit parts in a variety of shows, including My Three Sons, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Waltons and McMillan and Wife. Her big break came in 1974, when she was cast as cherished schoolteacher Miss Beadle in Little House on the Prairie. Until 1978, Stewart portrayed the tender-hearted governess in the fictional town of Walnut Grove.

After her time on the popular show was up, Stewart moved on to edgier projects. Working with filmmaker David Lynch, Stewart made appearances in Eraserhead (1977) and the controversial hit series Twin Peaks. Stewart also had featured roles in Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Desert Son (1999), Puppy Love (2000) and Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001). She is a breast cancer survivor.

Character Bio

School mistress Eva Beadle is a favorite among her students. She's devoted and dedicated to her students. Unlike the elitist behavior circulating throughout Walnut Grove, Ms. Beadle is fair to everyone. While doing her best to referrer the battles between Laura and Nellie, Eva finds time to act as not only a great educator but also a reliable friend.