Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Age
50
Birthday
May. 8th, 1964
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
5' 3

Melissa Gilbert's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Batman: The Animated Series TV Show
Batman: The Animated Series
Little House on the Prairie (1974) TV Show
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Good Day Live TV Show
Good Day Live
Class of... (UK) TV Show
Class of... (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

1967 - The Reluctant Astronaut

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kate Delacroy
22
Herself - Contestant
8
Rochelle Dunphy
6
Anna Sheridan
3
Teresa Janovitch
1
Melissa Gilbert
1
Marie Wagner
1
Rosemary 'Rocky' Simpson
1
Spratt's Child
1
Shari Noble
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress and television director. Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on television. From 1974 to 1984, she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.

Gilbert was the youngest actor to ever be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has since continued working in both film and television.

In March 2012, Gilbert joined the cast of celebrity contestants on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with 'Maksim Chmerkovskiy'. During week four's show, while dancing the Paso Doble, she fell and hit her head on Maksim's leg and suffered a mild concussion and was taken to a hospital. She went home to recuperate, but returned to continue in the competition. In week eight of competition, she was eliminated, finishing in fifth place.



TRIVIA:
  • Aunt of 'Sara Gilbert' (qv)'s son Levi and daughter Sawyer.
  • Was introduced to present husband, 'Bruce Boxleitner' (qv), by his ex-wife, 'Kathryn Holcomb' (qv).
  • Adopted daughter of 'Paul Gilbert (II)' (qv) and 'Barbara Cowan' (qv).
  • Granddaughter of 'Harry Crane (I)' (qv).
  • Gilbert was one of 500 young girls who auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the TV series _"Little House on the Prairie" (1974)_ (qv) and she was the only one whose screen test was sent to be considered at NBC Studios. It was 'Michael Landon (I)' (qv)'s daughter 'Leslie Landon (I)' (qv) who told Melissa that she had won the role of Laura when the two of them stood in line at their school cafeteria.
  • Had a highly publicized relationship with 'Rob Lowe (I)' (qv) during the eighties and were supposedly engaged.
  • Both her ex-spouse ('Bo Brinkman' (qv)) and current spouse ('Bruce Boxleitner' (qv)) played Confederate officers in _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv).
  • Inducted (as a cast member of _"Little House on the Prairie" (1974)_ (qv)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998.


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