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Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[Of Michael Landon
]: I wanted him to be my father substitute. I loved that man and I loved the way I always felt safe, crying with him. Now, granted, it was on film. But generally, I was crying about what was going on with me for real when I was with him. And he was always there to hold me. That's the only time I let that stuff out. So, he was there in most of these scenes, comforting me. It was ...
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) and she was the only one whose screen test was sent to be considered at NBC Studios. It was Michael Landon
's daughter Leslie Landon
who told Melissa that she had won the role of Laura when the two of them stood in line at their school cafeteria.
High pitched voice