Melissa Gilbert
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"Melissa Ellen Gilbert" 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 (TV 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 (1980 film)/The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker (1979 film)/The Miracle Worker.

As an adult, she continued her career mainly in television films. Gilbert has also continued with guest starring roles on television and has done Voice acting/voice work for animation such as Batman: The Animated Series. From 2009 to 2010, Gilbert appeared as Caroline Ingalls/Caroline "Ma" Ingalls in the touring production of Little House on the Prairie (musical)/Little House on the Prairie, the Musical. In 2012, she was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 14)/season fourteen of the popular reality dance competition show Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series)/Dancing with the Stars on American Broadcasting Company/ABC.

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