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Overview (2)

Born in Berkeley, California, USA
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing television commercials, and the blonde, blue-eyed beauty was in great demand for roles; she was a guest-actress once in weekly & family TV series, The Brady Bunch: Never Too Young (1973) and theatrical movie, Shaft (1973). During the production of Little House on the Prairie (1974) & after leaving the show, she has guest-starred in several films and made-for-TV movies. She continues to pursue an active acting career and published her autobiography, titled "The Way I See It", in 2009.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lennon Parker

Spouse (1)

Michael Sloan (17 March 1990 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Bright blue eyes

Trivia (10)

Inducted (as a cast member of Little House on the Prairie (1974)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998.
She was Tommy Pratter's girl in Roger Donaldson's Marie (1985).
1984 NATO Female Star of the Year for her starring role in the feature film Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984).
Has two children, daughter Piper Sloan and son Griffin Sloan, with husband Michael Sloan.
Turn down the role of Emmelyn in The Blue Lagoon (1980).
The only actor on Little House on the Prairie (1974) to receive an Emmy Nomination for the show.
Auditioned for the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988).
Became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 2007.
Was on the Today (1952) Show, promoting her new book, "The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House", release date on May 4, 2010 (hardcover) (May 3, 2010). [May 2010]
As of May 2007 was living in Montreal, Canada, with her husband and their two children. Rarely acts in order to be a stay-at-home mom.

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