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 / ... 204 episodes, 1974-1983
Michael Landon ...  Charles Ingalls / ... 185 episodes, 1974-1983
Karen Grassle ...  Caroline Ingalls 182 episodes, 1974-1982
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 182 episodes, 1974-1982
Sidney Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 182 episodes, 1974-1982
Melissa Sue Anderson ...  Mary Ingalls / ... 162 episodes, 1974-1981
Katherine MacGregor ...  Harriet Oleson 151 episodes, 1974-1983
Richard Bull ...  Nels Oleson 145 episodes, 1974-1983
Jonathan Gilbert ...  Willie Oleson 132 episodes, 1974-1983
Kevin Hagen ...  Dr. Hiram Baker 112 episodes, 1974-1983
Alison Arngrim ...  Nellie Oleson / ... 103 episodes, 1974-1982
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... 88 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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The show was a hit in its first season. In its second season, ratings dropped so low that the show was in danger of cancellation. NBC moved it from Wednesday to Monday nights to attract a wider audience, and the ratings recovered in its third season. NBC intended to end the show after its fourth season, but the ratings stayed high enough to renew the show for a fifth season. It remained in the top thirty until it was finally cancelled in 1983. See more »

Goofs

In "There's No Place Like Home" (Part one) , as the fireworks explode, the shadow of the Steadicam Operator is clearly visible in a tracking shot towards the fire appliance. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mrs. Oleson: Oh, for HEAVEN'S sakes!
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Referenced in Studio C: Episode #6.18 (2016) See more »

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8 October 2020 | by linda_considineSee all my reviews

HEART HEART

This series offered a inspirational message, and sure an example of morality to children, and grown-ups alike like me, who maybe didn't have any other good influence in their life. I believe that this show was truly inspired by God, and that in it's seven ? years on the air, that it helped a lot of people to examine themselves, and try to live better lives. Wow! Still watching on streaming


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Hallmark Channel | INSP | See more »

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30 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Little House: A New Beginning See more »

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