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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Ellen Gilbert is an American actress. As a former child actor, she is best known for her role of Laura Ingalls on the television series Little House on the Prairie and for her term as president of the Screen Actors Guild which she won after a bitter election contest with Valerie Harper.

Gilbert is married to Bruce Boxleitner. She is the older half-sister of Roseanne star Sara Gilbert. She named her son after Michael Landon, her mentor on Little House.

For her contribution to the television industry, Melissa Gilbert has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6429 Hollywood Blvd. In 1998, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Melissa Gilbert Facts

Birth NameMelissa Ellen Gilbert
BirthdayMay 8, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Melissa Gilbert compared to you?
Social Media MelissaEGilbert

Selected Filmography

Nothing to Fear
Holiday Knights
Perchance to Dream
His Silicon Soul
Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series
Problem Child
Little House on the Prairie: Season 1
Little House on the Prairie Season 2
Little House on the Prairie Season 3
Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Nine-Season Set
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