Lucy Lee FlippinJul 23, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lucy Lee Flippin (born July 23, 1943) is a retired American film and television actress. 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. Later she studied acting under Uta Hagen. 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. At the advice of her agent, she relocated to Los Angeles where she would get roles in television series and films.She is best known for her performance as Eliza Jane Wilder on the TV series Little House on the Prairie. She also played Fran Castleberry, the younger sister of Polly Holliday's character on the show Flo. 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. She retired in 2008.