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Little House on the Prairie 

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

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Blanche Hanalis
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Melissa Gilbert ...  Laura Ingalls / ... 205 episodes, 1974-1983
Michael Landon ...  Charles Ingalls / ... 187 episodes, 1974-1983
Karen Grassle ...  Caroline Ingalls 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Sidney Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Melissa Sue Anderson ...  Mary Ingalls / ... 163 episodes, 1974-1981
Katherine MacGregor ...  Harriet Oleson 153 episodes, 1974-1983
Richard Bull ...  Nels Oleson 146 episodes, 1974-1983
Jonathan Gilbert ...  Willie Oleson 140 episodes, 1974-1983
Kevin Hagen ...  Dr. Hiram Baker 113 episodes, 1974-1983
Alison Arngrim ...  Nellie Oleson / ... 104 episodes, 1974-1982
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... 89 episodes, 1976-1983
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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 <olombard@lombard.dialup.cyberverse.com>

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Hallmark Channel | INSP | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little House: A New Beginning See more »

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Runtime:

| (210 episodes) | (203 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character Charles Ingalls was ranked number four in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). See more »

Goofs

In some episodes, when Caroline moves the right way, one can see that she is wearing a bra. The series is set in the 1870s to the 1880s, and bras were not invented until 1912. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Oleson: [to her husband, who holds a shotgun, when they catch daughter Nellie with her new husband] Nels - make her a WIDOW!
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The best and most touching show ever made.
11 September 2003 | by Remie-1See 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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