Lucy Lee Flippin

Lucy Lee Flippin (born July 23, 1943) is a retired American film and television actress.

Lucy Lee Flippin
Born (1943-07-23) July 23, 1943 (age 77)
Years active1971-2008

Flippin was raised in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. She attended Northwestern University and spent a year performing with Holiday on Ice before pursuing a career in acting.[1] Later she studied acting under Uta Hagen.[2] She initially began her career in New York City where she eventually got several TV commercials and off-Broadway theatre work, most notably opposite Richard Gere in a Lincoln Center production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.[1] At the advice of her agent, she relocated to Los Angeles where she would get roles in television series and films.[1]

She is best known for her performance as Eliza Jane Wilder on the TV series Little House on the Prairie.[1][2] She also played Fran Castleberry, the younger sister of Polly Holliday's character on the show Flo.[1][2] Since Little House on the Prairie stopped production, she has appeared in many different television shows and movies, and has performed onstage at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.[3][4] She retired in 2008.


Year Title Role Notes
1971 The Telephone Book Obscene Phone Caller Three
1976 The Front Nurse
1977 Slap Shot Game Show Contestant (uncredited)
1977 Annie Hall Waitress at Health Food Restaurant
1978 The One and Only Agatha Franklen
1978 Goin' South Diane Haber
1983 Flashdance Secretary
1984 Young Lust
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Mom in Mercedes
1985 Private Resort Wanda
1987 Summer School Ms. Cura
1988 Bulletproof Sister Mary
1988 Lady in White Grace La Della
1988 Hero and the Terror Media Person
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Receptionist
1989 My Mom's a Werewolf Murse Mammosa
1993 A Perfect World Lucy
1995 Mother Chloe Video
1996 Ladykiller Mrs. Morlock
1996 Shoot the Moon Miss Fellman
1997 Venus Envy Mary
1999 Soccer Dog: The Movie Mrs. Kale
2001 Rat Race Feed the Earth Spokeswoman
2002 The King Grandma Short film
2004 Little Black Book Daughter
2005 Whigmaleerie Lili Dubois
2007 Urban Decay Wam Lady
2008 Prairie Fever Faith Video
Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Bob Newhart Show Darva Episode: "The Slammer"
1976 The Edge of Night Miranda Price TV series
1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Mother in Park TV movie
1978 Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery TV movie
1979 The Ropers Hilda Episode: "The Family Planning"
1979 Portrait of a Stripper Lori TV movie
1979-1982 Little House on the Prairie Eliza Jane Wilder 18 episodes
1980-1981 Flo Fran Castleberry 23 episodes
1983 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Mrs. Yeager Episode: "The Pencil"
1984 Newhart Bassett Hound Lady Episode: "Vermont Today"
1984 Alice Dotty Episode: "Space Sharples"
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Inez Faber Episode: "A Lovely Little Affair"
1985 Amazing Stories Librarian Episode: "Mummy Daddy"
1986 The Last Precinct Officer Rina Starland 8 episodes
1986 Mr. Belvedere Wilmadean Episode: "Halloween"
1986 Moonlighting Julie Episode: "It's a Wonderful Job"
1987 Santa Barbara Martha Episode: "1.803"
1987 Small Wonder Cynthia Jennings Episode: "Bride and Groom"
1988 The Golden Girls Nancy Episode: "Grab That Dough"
1988 Small Wonder Cynthia Jennings Episode: "When You Hear the Beep"
1989 Small Wonder Cynthia Jennings Episode: "Vicki Doolittle"
1989 Full House Ms. Agbabian Episode: "Back to School Blues"
1989 Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow TV movie
1989 Mr. Belvedere Doris Putnam Episode: "A Happy Guy's Christmas"
1990 Adam-12 Woman at Pet Store Episode: "A Gang of Two"
1990 Return to Green Acres Flo Dawson TV movie
1990 The Hogan Family Ms. Palmer Episode: "The Play's the Thing"
1990 The Munsters Today Natasha Jones Episode: "Kiss Kiss"
1991 Babes Becky Episode: "Hello, Dolly"
1991 Eerie, Indiana Nurse Nancy Episode "Just Say No Fun"
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Library Manager Episode: "Remember the Alamo"
1999 ER Woman with roach in ear Episode: "Responsible Parties"
2000 Charmed Helen Episode: "How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans"
2001 Black Scorpion Female Juror Episode: "Crime Time"
2001 The Mind of the Married Man Episode: "The God of Marriage"
2002 Judging Amy Flo Episode: "Boston Terriers from France"
2005 Still Standing Betty Episode: "Still Not the One"


  1. ^ a b c d e Hatza, George (February 15, 1981). "Lucy Lee Has Dual Role As Flo's Kid Sister And Real-Life Mom". Reading Eagle. pp. 82–83. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Witbeck, Charles (August 8, 1980). "Leaving 'Prairie' for a roadhouse". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Home".
  4. ^ Holland, Curtainup Jack. "A CurtainUp Los AngelesReview: Merton of the Movies".

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