Patricia Neal was well known for her roles on The Day the Earth Stood Still, Breakfast and Tiffany’s, and Hud, for which she won an Oscar for best actress. But many don’t realize that she had a significant guest starring role on Little House on the Prairie too.
Patricia Neal played Julia Sanderson, in the two part episode Remember Me (Part One) and Remember Me (Part Two) during the second season of Little House on the Prairie. She portrayed a young widow with children who learned she was terminally ill and needed to find homes for her three children after she passed. The episode results in the marriage of Mr. Edwards to Grace, so the pair could adopt Julia’s three children together.