Life and careerEdit
Parady was born as Betty Sandhoff in Berea, Ohio and attended Berea High School. She began acting locally at age 14 in Cleveland area theatrical productions. She moved west in the early 1970s to further her acting career and landed a role opposite Jon Voight in a touring production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Parady began her career in television with guest-appearances in Mannix, Bearcats! and The Waltons. In 1977 she got the role of Alice Garvey in Little House on the Prairie, 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.
She was once married to Oscar-winning producer John Peverall 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.
|1997-1998||Kenan & Kel||Principal Dimly|
|1986||Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star||Mrs. McAlpin|
|1984||Raw Courage||Fay Canfield|
|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|
- Hickey, William (2 January 1975). "Cleveland actress has key role in TV play tonight". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- 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.