Profile of the Day: Melissa Gilbert
Do you remember watching Little House on the Prairie? Today star Melissa Gilbert turns 50! Born in Los Angeles, California, Melissa grew up in the entertainment business. She was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Crane, the daughter of The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane. She began her career at a young age, appearing in numerous commercials and guest spots on television. In 1974, she landed the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the series Little House on the Prairie. An adaption of author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling Little House book series, the show was a huge success and lasted nine seasons.
Explore Melissa Gilbert’s family tree on Geni to discover your connection to the Little House star.