(9/10/08-10/10/08) Stage: Appeared (as "Ma") in "Little House on the Prairie, The Musical". Adapted by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from her novel. Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ. Adapted for the stage and directed by Francesca Zambello
, book by Rachel Sheinkin, original score by Rachel Portman
, lyrics by Donna di Novelli. After ...
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Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman
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Did You Know?
Women in their twenties are beautiful. But women in their forties? There's something magical there.
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.