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:
  • Dated 'Tom Cruise' (qv) when both were teenagers.
  • Adopted sister of 'Sara Gilbert' (qv). Sara is the natural daughter of 'Barbara Cowan' (qv) and Harold Abeles. Cowan and late husband 'Paul Gilbert (II)' (qv) together adopted Melissa and Jonathan Gilbert. Sara took the last name of 'Paul Gilbert (II)' (qv) when she began acting in 1984.
  • Goddaughter of 'Charlie Brill' (qv).
  • Aunt of 'Sara Gilbert' (qv)'s son Levi and daughter Sawyer.
  • Sister of actor 'Jonathan Gilbert (I)' (qv).
  • In national voting completed on Friday, 2 November 2001, 'Melissa Gilbert (I)' (qv) was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, taking the position held since November of 1999 by 'William Daniels (I)' (qv), who declined to run for another term. She held the position until 2005, when she was replaced by 'Alan Rosenberg (I)' (qv).
  • 'Michael Landon Jr.' (qv) took her to her senior prom in 1981.
  • Granddaughter of 'Harry Crane (I)' (qv).


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