Lucy Lee Flippin (July 23, 1943) is an American film and television actress, who portrayed Helen on the show. 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 sister of Polly Holliday's character on the show Flo. Since Little House on the Prairie quit production, she has appeared in many different television shows and movies and has performed onstage at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. In 1988 she appeared in one episode of The Golden Girls. She currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • Annie Hall (1977) - as Waitress at Health Food Restaurant
  • Little House on the Prairie (1979–1982) - as Eliza Jane Wilder (18 episodes)
  • Flo (1980–1981) - as Fran Castleberry
  • Flashdance (1983) - as Secretary
  • Newhart (1984) - as Horse Owner (1 episode)
  • Alice (1984) - as Dotty (1 episode)
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) - as Mom in Mercedes
  • Summer School (1987) - as Ms. Cura
  • Lady in White (1988) - as Grace La Della
  • Eerie Indiana (1991) - as the school nurse
  • A Perfect World (1993) - as department store clerk
  • Full House - as Teacher in Junior High School Cafeteria (wearing the same outfit as DJ)
  • Small Wonder (1987) - Mrs. Cynthia Jennings (Ted Lawson boss' wife) (2 episodes)
  • Charmed (2000) - Helen.


  • Lucy Lee Flippin appeared in Little House on the Prairie, a show in which Shannen Doherty also appeared. They played members of the same family.

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