Melissa Gilbert


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  • Birth Name: Melissa Ellen Gilbert
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/08/1964, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Little House on the Prairie Star Richard Bull Dies

Actor Richard Bull, most known for playing shopkeeper and "long-suffering husband" Nels Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, died Monday in Calabasas, Calif., People reports. He was 89.

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Melissa Gilbert Recalls Making Out with Tom Cruise

Melissa Gilbert got candid on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night.

The Little House on the Prairie star didn't hesitate to kiss and tell — even decades later. Gilbert opened up to host Andy Cohen about when she used to date then-struggling actor Tom Cruise.

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Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Are Married

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield were married this week at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif., People reports.

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After Show: Melissa’s Troubled ‘Little House’ Relationship
Melissa Dishes On Dating Tom Cruise!
After Show: Melissa’s Favorite Actor to Work With?
Lisa Picard Is Famous

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Lisa Picard is Famous
Lisa Picard is Famous
Lisa Picard is Famous
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

More Melissa Gilbert Movies Videos

Little House on the Prairie (Pilot)
Wedding Bells & Farewells
Sisters Of No Mercy
Sisters Of NO Mercy [HD]

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Dancing with the Stars TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2002 Adoption TV Show Series, Host
2001 Lisa Picard Is Famous Movie, Actor - Herself
2000 From Dusk Till Dawn 3 Movie, Actor - Wedding Dress Whore

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Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Engaged

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are engaged, has confirmed.

Gilbert, 48, the... read more

Dancing's Maks: I Hope There Are "Major Discussions" in the Off-Season

Hi everyone!

Thank you for your patience and your support! First, I want to apologize for not blogging last week. Things got busier than I anticipated, but I will make it up to you now with a longer entry!

So Season 14 is over for us, competitively at least. Thank you to everyone who ...
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Dancing's Maks: I'm Taking My Injury Day By Day

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for voting for us again!

First, I want to get you up to speed on my injury. Yes, I had an MRI on Tuesday on my foot. I have a lot of pain in my joints and ankle area. It's not pleasant and I was hoping that there's something that I could do to get rid of the pain. My doctor, who's one of the best foot specialists in the world, warned me that I might not be able ...
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Dancing's Melissa Gilbert: It's Hard Not to Find the Judges' Scores Disheartening

When Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were declared safe on Dancing with the Stars last week, the Little House on the Prairie alum let out a scream and then got bleeped. "I cussed at Maks," Gilbert tells "I got mad at Maks because he had whispered in my ear, 'Get ready to [do the Dance] Duel.' I think I said, 'Goddammit! You scared me!' That's when they bleeped me." Bleep or no bleep, Gilbert is thrilled to not only still be in the competition after suffering a mild concussion and whiplash two weeks ago, but also to have avoided the bottom two Dance Duel despite having the second lowest-score. "That's all thanks to our fans," Gilbert says. See what else she has to say about her stagnant scores, the "mixed message" from the judges and why she cries so much.
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Dancing's Maks: I Underestimated Our Fans

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week!

First of all, I just want to thank all of our fans for your votes! I honestly did not know how big our support is, so I was admittedly surprised when we were called safe. I did not expect it. When we were told about this dance-off, my first impression was, "Great, I'm gonna be out Week 5!" I want to apologize to ...
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