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Melissa Gilbert        

Actress, Author, Activist

Melissa Gilbert has been an actress since she was a child. She is best known for her role as "Laura Ingalls" on TV series Little House on the Prairie.

She has also played in Babylon 5, and Danielle Steel's television drama, Zoya. In 2001, Melissa won the Screen Actors Guild presidency after a competitive election contest in which she beat her opponent after a revote by 8,738 votes.

For her contribution to the television industry, Gilbert has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in 1998 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma.

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Melissa Gilbert Marries Timothy Busfield - ABC News

MelissaEGilbert/Twitter Wearing a red strapless gown, Melissa Gilbert exchanged wedding vows with “Thirtysomething” star Timothy Busfield in California ...

Melissa Gilbert, 'Little House on the Prairie' Actress, Running for Congress

The actress perhaps best known for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" is taking a run at Congress. Melissa Gilbert announced Monday her candidacy to represent Michigan's 8th congressional district as a Democrat...

Melissa Gilbert to help launch Howell specialty shop

One of Livingston County’s most celebrated citizens is going to help a Howell-area business get off the ground this weekend.

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