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Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on her own journey]: I saw an opportunity at a time in my career when, like many female actors my age, opportunities are drying up left and right. So for me to have a chance to do something new and create a new facet to my career at 45 is a blessing I just couldn't ignore.
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.