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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE -- "Make a Joyful Noise" Episode 15 -- Aired 1/26/81 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ketty Lester as Hester-Sue Terhune, Moses Gunn as Joe Kagan -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank   

TV and Film

"Originally offered the lead role in Julia, starring Diahann Carroll, Lester appeared in the films Just for Fun, Up Tight, Uptown Saturday Night, The Terminal Man, Street Knight, House Party 3, and Blacula, and the TV movies Louis Armstrong: Chicago Style and Percy and Thunder. She also guest-starred on TV series like Sanford and Son, Laugh-In, Quantum Leap, Hill Street Blues, Love American Style, The FBI, Harry 0 (the 1975 episode with Maureen McCormick), That Girl, Marcus Welby, and Lou Grant. She became a regular on Little House on the Prairie (as Hester Sue Terhune) and the soap operas Days of Our Lives (as Helen Grant) and Rituals. The singer won an Off-Broadway Theater Award for her performance in a revival of A Cabin in the Sky. Lester also had a recurring role as Vivica A. Fox's grandmother on the 1998 sitcom Getting Personal." 

~ Ed Hogan, All Music Guide

Check out her IMDb page HERE!!

 

Ketty Lester's Roles in Television:

(in chronological order)

(more can be found on IMDb)

1957-   "You Bet Your Life"The Vic Damone Show (TV Series)

1962-1968-  American Bandstand (TV Series)

Episode #12.13 (1968) ... Herself

Episode #9.43 (1966) ... Herself

 "The Debut of The New AMERICAN BANDSTAND 1966" (1965) ... Herself

Episode #5.256 (1962) ... Herself

Episode #5.165 (1962) ... Herself

1962-1965-  Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)

Episode #9.11 (1965) ... Herself

Episode #3.39 (1963) ... Herself

Episode #3.5 (1962) ... Herself

1964 - That Regis Philbin Show (TV Series)

Episode #1.48 (1964) ... Herself

Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Herself

Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Herself

1964 - The Steve Allen Playhouse (TV Series)
 

Episode dated 8 October 1964 (1964) ... Herself

1965-1966 - Where the Action Is (TV Series)

Episode #2.217 (1966) ... Herself

Episode #2.138 (1966) ... Herself

Donovan & Miss Ketty Lester (1965) ... Herself

Episode #2.1 (1965) ... Herself

 

 1965 Juke Box Jury (TV Series)

Episode #1.330 (1965) ... Herself - Panellist

 1965 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series)

Episode #3.14 (1965) ... Herself

 1965 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)

Episode #2.9 (1965) ... Herself

 1965 -  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series)

Episode #1.46 (1965) ... Herself - Singer

Episode #1.37 (1965) ... Herself - Singer

  1965 Hollywood Discotheque (TV Series)

Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Herself

Premiere (1965) ... Herself

 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series)

Episode #2.1 (1965) ... Herself - Singer

Episode #1.8 (1964) ... Herself - Singer

 1965 Shivaree (TV Series)

Episode #1.32 (1965) ... Herself

1966 The Lloyd Thaxton Show (TV Series)

Episode #4.215 (1966) ... Herself

1967-  George Jessel's Here Come the Stars (TV Series)

Carl Reiner (1968) ... Herself

1968 - The Woody Woodbury Show (TV Series)

Episode dated 12 March 1968 (1968) ... Herself

Episode dated 16 January 1968 (1968) ... Herself

1968 - Pat Boone in Hollywood (TV Series)

Episode #1.85 (1968) ... Herself

 

1969 - Win with the Stars (TV Series)

Ketty Lester/George Jessel (1969) ... Herself - Celebrity Contestant

Ketty Lester/Richard Long (1969) ... Herself - Celebrity Contestant

1969 - The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)

A Girl Named Punkin (1969) ... Cathy

1970 - Here Come the Brides (TV Series)

A Bride for Obie Brown (1970) ... Johnnie Mae

1970-1973 -  Love, American Style (TV Series) 

Love and the Games People Play/Love and High Spirits/Love and the Memento

Love and the Single Husband/Love and the Stutter (1973) 

Love and the Champ/Love and the Pen Pals (1970) ... Martha 

1971- Room 222 (TV Series)

The Long Honeymoon (1971) ... Mrs. Ellis

Mr. Bomberg (1971) ... Mrs. Ellis

1972-1973 - New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)

Panic in the Sheets (1973) ... Nurse Ferguson

Witchcraft, Washington Style (1972) ... Nurse Ferguson

Operation Fastball (1972) ... Nurse Ferguson

 

1973 - Sanford and Son (TV Series)

The Infernal Triangle (1973) ... Judy Edwards

1973-1975- Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)

Public Secrets (1975) ... Betty Fisher

The Fatal Challenge (1974) ... Thelma Walters

A Joyful Song (1973) ... Nurse Walsh

 1976 - Days of Our Lives (TV Series)

Episode #1.2708 (1976) ... Helen Grant

1977-1983 - Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)

A Child with No Name (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune

Home Again: Part 2 (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune (credit only)

Home Again: Part 1 (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune

Love (1982) ... Hester-Sue Terhune

The Empire Builders (1982) ... Hester-Sue Terhune

Show all 40 episodes

1980-1981 - Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)

Future City (1981) ... Sister Hattie

The Black Travelers: II (1980) ... Sister Hattie

 

1982 - Happy Days (TV Series)

Southern Crossing (1982) ... Annie

 

1984 - This Is the Life (TV Series)

Reprise for the Lord (1984)

 1984 - Rituals (TV Series)

Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1

Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1

Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1

Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1

Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1

 

 1985 - G.I. Joe (TV Series)

Red Rocket's Glare (1985) ... Sarah Bronson (voice)

The Pyramid of Darkness: Part 5 - Knotting Cobra's Coils (1985) ... Satin (voice)

The Pyramid of Darkness: Part 4 - Chaos in the Sea of Lost Souls (1985) ... Satin (voice)

The Pyramid of Darkness: Part 3 - Three Cubes to Darkness (1985) ... Satin (voice)

1986 - Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)

Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Nora Blake

Good Expectations (1986) ... Nora Blake

Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Nora Blake

Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Nora Blake

Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Nora Blake

Show all 7 episodes

1987 - Trying Times (TV Series)

Moving Day (1987) ... Mildred

1987 - Webster (TV Series)

San Francisco: Part 3 (1987) ... Grace

San Francisco: Part 2 (1987) ... Grace

1987 - Easy Street (TV Series)

Spring Fever (1987) ... Kaytelle

1987 - What's Happening Now! (TV Series)

Sorority Sisters (1987) ... Mrs. Willoughby

 

1998 - Getting Personal (TV Series)

Guess Who Else Is Coming to Dinner? (1998) ... Nana

 

 

Ketty Lester's Roles in Movies :

(in chronological order)

1972 - Blacula
Juanita Jones

 

1974 - Uptown Saturday Night
Irma Franklin

1975 - The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Unemployment Clerk

1991  - Pretty Hattie's Baby

1993 -Street Knight

Lucinda

 1994 - House Party 3
Aunt Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see even more on her IMDb page HERE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ketty Lester with Kathy Kirby - on Southern TV's
'Day by Day ' 1964.
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: Ketty Lester performs on Thank Your Lucky Stars TV show at Aston Studios in 1965 in Birmingham United Kingdom. Image is part of David Redfern Premium Collection. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE -- "Make a Joyful Noise" Episode 15 -- Aired 1/26/81 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ketty Lester as Hester-Sue Terhune, Moses Gunn as Joe Kagan -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
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