(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. NOTE: ...
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[Of Michael Landon
]: I wanted him to be my father substitute. I loved that man and I loved the way I always felt safe, crying with him. Now, granted, it was on film. But generally, I was crying about what was going on with me for real when I was with him. And he was always there to hold me. That's the only time I let that stuff out. So, he was there in most of these scenes, comforting me. It was ...
Delivered the eulogy at the memorial service for her friend and mentor, Patty Duke
, on April 16, 2016. Duke was "Annie Sullivan" to Gilbert's "Helen Keller" in the 1979 production of The Miracle Worker
(1979). Similarly, in June 2005, Patty Duke gave the eulogy at Anne Bancroft
's memorial service. Bancroft was "Annie Sullivan" to Duke's "Helen Keller" in the original The Miracle Worker
(1962) in ...