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Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman
5' 3" (1.6 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 ...
Adopted half-sister of Sara Gilbert
. Sara is the natural daughter of Barbara Cowan
and Harold Abeles. Cowan and late husband Paul Gilbert
together adopted Melissa and Jonathan Gilbert
(they are not biologically related to each other). Sara took her stepfather's surname when she began acting in 1984.