Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Laura Ingalls / ... (205 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
 Carrie Ingalls / ... (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
 Caroline Ingalls (183 episodes, 1974-1982)
 Mary Ingalls / ... (163 episodes, 1974-1981)
 Harriet Oleson (153 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Nels Oleson (147 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Willie Oleson (140 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Dr. Hiram Baker (113 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Nellie Oleson / ... (104 episodes, 1974-1982)
 Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... (89 episodes, 1976-1983)


A long-running drama based upon the "Little House" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House on the Prairie" follows the lives of the simple, farming Ingalls family: Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie and then Grace and the later adopted Albert, James and Cassandra, who settle into a quaint little house on the banks of Plum Creek near the small town of Walnut Grove during the late 1800s. Often narrated by Laura, the series follows her simple farm upbringing from her childhood until her adulthood with Almanzo Wilder with whom she starts a family of her own. While the series is based upon the Little House books (and thus the real life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder), it is a very loose adaptation, with mostly only key events and elements of fact surviving the transition from book to TV series, the most important being Mary's eventual blindness, and Laura's future. Several other fictitious (some factual) characters make up the friendly community of Walnut Grove, ... Written by Ondre Lombard <>

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Little House: A New Beginning  »

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Mary Ingalls never married or had children. Carrie married and raised two stepchildren, but had no biological children. Grace married and had no children. Laura married and had 2 children: an unnamed boy who lived 12 days, and a daughter, Rose. Rose married, had a son who died soon after birth, divorced a few years later, and never remarried. See more »


After the episode where Nellies restaurant name is changed to 'Caroline's', there are times afterward when the name on the window changes from 'Caroline's' back to 'Nellie's' and back again. Obviously there is stock footage thrown in from time to time. See more »


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Mrs. Oleson: Oh, for HEAVEN'S sakes!
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The best and most touching show ever made.
11 September 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I love that show,I grew up with it,I saw all the episodes about twenty times.Michael Landon was a marvelous man he knew the how to make the show works and to touch audience all over the world. The casting was perfect.The music was great,all the characters had their theme song. If only we could see more about the little house actors now because they were more talented than somme actors you get on television drama now.Mattew Laborteaux was a great actors especially in the episode I'll remember you and Fagin and who could ever forget Scottie Mc gregor and Alyson Amgrim as Hariet and Nelie Olson. My point is that THEY DONT DO SHOWS LIKE THIS ANYMORE and it's sad,they did try to copy it with Dr queen but still it wasn't the half as good. I am hoping one day of somme sort of a reunion even if I know that it wont be the samme as the great Michael Landon died and that many of the others actors did too.

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