The first season of Little House on the Prairie aired in 1974.
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder served as the inspiration for the American Western historical drama. The show starred Michael Langdon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson as a family who lived on a farm in Plum Creek, Minnesota, close to Walnut Grove.
The story takes place in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s respectively. The works covered a wide range of topics, including raising children, faith, contemporary socioeconomic problems, and many more. The program was mostly a drama, but it also had a good deal of humor and other comedic and lighter moments. The former child actress, Melissa Gilbert, reflects with fondness on her time spent working on the program.
Between the years 1974 and 1982, she portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Melissa now makes her home on the farm that she owns in Sullivan County, New York. She is all about living the simple life on the farm. She has become so used to working on the farm that she no longer bats an eye when she gets blisters on her hands from shoveling or gets covered in dirt. As she likes to call it, it’s her very own “Little House on the Catskills.”
“It was like a very nice summer camp, but I also got to play the ultimate game of dress up and be in those beautiful costumes and button up boots, and I don’t recall their being a single moment when it wasn’t pleasant,” she said.
And it’s visible on her face, whether she’s on or off television.
Old episodes of the well watched program are still being shown.
The number of people using it is rapidly growing as well. According to Melissa, it might be a result of everything that is happening in the globe right now. The film “Little House” is a poignant remembrance of a period when life was considerably less complicated. The nation was forced to deal with an energy crisis, a recession, and the Watergate scandal throughout the decade of the seventies.
Amazingly identical to what is going on in the present day. And if it has occurred in the past and people have made it, then the former star believes that it is possible for it to happen once again. Compassion, community, faith, and love are the four pillars that are essential for it. She does so while maintaining a cheerful attitude.
When Melissa was chosen for the role, she was just 9 years old.
She shared the major role with Michael Landon, who was already well-known at the time. Reports suggest that in addition to his role as Charles Ingalls, Melissa’s on-screen father, he also portrayed the part of the show’s “Pa.” In addition to serving as an executive producer for the series, he was also writing and directing episodes for it. That man has a lot of skill.
The fact that Melissa, who was just nine years old at the time, had a significant number of lines on the program was a significant problem for her. Along with her comments, she performed a lot of running during the show, which was quite entertaining. She claims that she has no memory of ever having walked.
Watch the video below to look back on the good old days with Melissa.
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