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Encyclopedia > Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert

Birth name Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Born May 8, 1964 (1964-05-08) (age 43)
Flag of United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s) Bo Brinkman
(February 21, 1988 - 1992) Bruce Boxleitner
(January 1, 1995 - present)
Official site GilbertBoxleitner.com
Notable roles Laura Elizabeth Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie

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The naturally red-headed Gilbert is best known as a child actor who starred as Charles Ingalls' (played by Michael Landon) middle daughter, Laura Ingalls, on the 1970s dramatic television series Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983). Not long after that she played Gerda in the Faerie Tale Theatre adaptation of The Snow Queen. She also provided the voicework for the roles of Clara in the Sanrio film, Nutcracker Fantasy and later Barbara Gordon in Batman: The Animated Series. More recently, she served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Charles Ingalls with his wife Caroline Ingalls Charles Phillip Ingalls was the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, known for her Little House on the Prairie series of books. ... Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, singer, producer, and director, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. ... Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Faerie Tale Theatre, fully Shelley Duvalls Faerie Tale Theatre, is a live action childrens television series created by Shelley Duvall that ran from 1982 to 1987 retelling popular fairy tales. ... The Snow Queen is the 17th episode of the television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nutcracker Fantasy is an animated film by Sanrio. ... Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...

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Family and early career

Gilbert as Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie

Gilbert was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family. She was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert (born Paul MacMahon) and his wife, Barbara Crane. Her younger brother, Jonathan Gilbert, was also adopted. Melissa and Jonathan worked together when he portrayed Willie Oleson in Little House on the Prairie and in the movie The Miracle Worker. When Melissa was eight, her parents divorced, and when she was 11, her adoptive father died. Her adoptive mother married Harold Abeles and gave birth in 1975 to Sara Abeles, who became an actress. In 1984 Sara Abeles changed her name to Melissa's surname Sara Gilbert. Sara would later star in the American television series Roseanne. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (442x616, 61 KB)Young Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls, 1974 This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (442x616, 61 KB)Young Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls, 1974 This work is copyrighted. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Jonathan Gilbert (July 10, 1968) is an American film and television actor. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her longtime role as Darlene Conner-Healy from 1988-1997 in the U.S. sitcom Roseanne and as Paula Schaeffer in 24. ... Roseanne is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997, starring stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. ...


Career after Little House

Gilbert has continued to work regularly, mainly in television. She starred as Jean Donovan in the biopic Choices of the Heart (1983), and as Anna Sheridan in three episodes of Babylon 5 with husband Bruce Boxleitner in 1996. Jean Donovan (April 10, 1953 – December 2, 1980) was a Roman Catholic lay missionary to Peru and El Salvador. ... Anna Sheridan is the second wife of John Sheridan on the television show Babylon 5. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ...


Melissa won the Screen Actors Guild presidency in 2001 after a contentious election in which she ultimately beat her opponent, Valerie Harper, 21,351 votes to 12,613 votes after a second vote was taken. In 2003, she was re-elected, defeating Kent McCord with 50% of the vote to his 42% [1]. In July 2005, she announced that she would not seek a third term and she was succeeded by Alan Rosenberg, who assumed the Guild presidency on September 25. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Image:Muppetsplits. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kent McCord (born Kent Franklin McWhirter on September 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ... Alan Rosenberg (born October 4, 1950) is an American actor of both stage and screen. ...


For her contribution to the television industry, 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. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Nickname: Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma. ...


Gilbert regularly keeps in contact with her friend Alison Arngrim, who played her nemesis and sometimes best friend "Nellie Oleson" on Little House on the Prairie. Picture of Alison Arngrim Alison Margaret Arngrim (born 18 January 1962 in New York, New York, USA) is an American actress and stand up comedian. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Marriage

Bruce Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950 in Elgin, Illinois) is an American actor. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Preceded by
William Daniels
President of Screen Actors Guild
2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Alan Rosenberg

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Sara Gilbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress best known for her longtime role as Darlene Conner-Healy in the late 1980s/early 1990s U.S. sitcom Roseanne.
Gilbert decided at a young age that she wanted to be an actress after seeing her older sister Melissa Gilbert star in Little House on the Prairie.
In 1993 Sara Gilbert was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Roseanne as well as the Independent Spirit Award award for Best Supporting Female for her role in Poison Ivy.
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