Will be playing the role of "Ma" in the Guthrie Theatre production of "Little House"
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Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on comparing her co-star's, Karen Grassle
's, "Caroline Ingalls" character to her own]: Karen's "Ma" always reminded me of Grace Kelly
. My Ma's a little more feisty, a little more earthy, I'm a redhead. So is Ma in this show. So there's some fire under those petticoats.
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