Karen Obediear (Redirected from Karen Oberdiear)

Karen Lynne Oberdiear
BornSeptember 6, 1962
Westchester, California / Hayward, Alameda County, California
DiedMarch 21, 2009, Corona, California (aged 46)
Other namesKaren Oberdiear, Karen Obediear
Years active1974-1979
Known forTelevision and film roles

Karen Lynne Oberdiear (often credited professionally with surname misspelled as Karen Obediear) (September 6, 1962 - March 21, 2009) was an American actress and former child star.


Her first role was in an episode of Sierra in 1974.

Shortly after, she appeared as Boo Wheeler in The Texas Wheelers on ABC television starting on September 13, 1974.

She also appeared in Fawn Story, an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special, and shows such as Gunsmoke, Medical Center, Rafferty, and Hello, Larry.

Her film roles were in Sybil (1976) and A Force of One (1979).

Personal life

Oberdiear was born September 6, 1962, grew up in the Westchester region of Los Angeles, and attended Westchester High School. After ending her acting career she worked as a self-employed accountant.


Oberdiear was killed in a Piper Cherokee plane crash on March 21, 2009. She had been the only passenger. The pilot, William Morgan, also died.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Sybil The Selves
1979 A Force of One Alice (final film role)
Year Title Role Notes
1974 Sierra Jessica Andrews Episode: "The Fawn"
1974-1975 The Texas Wheelers Boo Wheeler Was in all episodes
1975 Gunsmoke Sallie Harker Episode: "The Fires of Ignorance"
1975 Fawn Story Louisa McPhail Episode of the ABC Afterschool Special
1975 Medical Center Gail Foster Episode: "Gift From A Killer"
1977 Rafferty Joanna Holander Episode: "Rafferty"
1979 Hello, Larry Cindy Episode: "Peer Pressure"

(final TV role)

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