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‘Little House’ Star Opened Up About Secret Relationship With Jim Morrison Just Before His Death

by Kat Manos
Kat Manos is an Associate Editor who loves arguing about indie rock, classic literature, and "Star Wars."

Charlotte Stewart played the role of the beloved schoolteacher Eva Beadle on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1978.

The show, of course, has been loved by many over the years. Charlotte found success after the series’ nine-season run by working with renowned director David Lynch.

While many might know Charlotte for her work on the screen, some fans might not know about her youthful “wild child” days in the 1960s.

Featured in an episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now?, Charlotte Stewart opened up about being “drinking buddies” with Jim Morrison, the famed frontman of the Doors.

Talk about a wild past!

In the video below, Charlotte admits that she and Jim Morrison became friends in “the early ’70s” when he stopped by her clothing store.

“He was standing in my store looking out the window,” Charlotte recounts when she first saw him. “He was a loner.”

Their friendship started out innocently with them drinking at a bar down the street from Charlotte’s store several times a week before blossoming into something more intimate.

Charlotte explains that after Jim faced police charges in Florida, he asked her on a private road trip that took them up the California coast.

“There wasn’t a lot of talking, it was mainly driving, looking out the window at the Pacific Ocean,” Charlotte reflected. “We had a really nice time. He was a friend.”

She reminisces about the two of them visiting Hearst Castle and stopping at a few bars along the way. You can tell they shared a sweet friendship.

Charlotte said that after their four-day trip, he dropped her off and she never saw him again.

“I think I was one of the last people to spend some personal time [with him],” she said.

It wasn’t long after that trip that Jim Morrison left California for Paris, where he died in July 1971.

While Jim’s untimely death was certainly tragic, at least Charlotte has fond memories of her time with the singer when he was alive.

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Photos: OWN; Wikimedia Commons / Dade County Public Safety Department

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