After nearly 50 years, how does the heroine of the movie “Little House on the Prairie” appear?
48 years ago, the movie Little House on the Prairie used to storm the screen. This is considered a work associated with the childhood of the 7X and 8X generations. The film’s cast is also the audience’s idol. Fans especially love the mischievous Laura Ingalls Wilder, played by Melissa Gilbert. Many people are curious about her current life.
There is information in middle age, Melissa decided to leave showbiz and return to a rural area in Michigan nearly 10 years ago. After that, the couple decided to live in upstate New York, where they could lead a simpler and more comfortable life.
It is known that Melissa and her husband bought a wooden house in 2018. Both improved the land and grew vegetables themselves. She works in the garden and raises chickens for eggs. The actress said that this is the place where the couple can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sharing on the program Good Morning America on May 10, Melissa said: “I moved out of Los Angeles to grow old with my age. I’m very happy with this choice. I love the change, enjoy what’s happening and who I am.”
There was a time when Melissa had a mental crisis after divorcing her second husband in 2011. She plunged into beauty. Melissa even injected botox, fillers and dyed her hair. Moreover, feeling guilty because of her “flat” bust, she also padded her breasts.
Currently, Melissa is no longer trying to hold onto her youth. She had breast augmentation surgery and accepted her age and aging naturally. This is also better for Melissa’s health than when she was in her U60s.
Talking about her husband – actor and director Tim Busfield, the actress said: “He’s really the funniest person I’ve ever known. He always makes me laugh. I think we’d both prefer a happy, peaceful relationship together than living alone. treat each other very equally. He is my protector, my peaceful place.”
Before coming to her current husband, Melissa experienced 2 failed marriages. Her first husband was actor Bo Brinkman. The couple married in 1988. Both welcomed their first son, Dakota Paul Brinkman, a year later. Because of her husband’s affair, Melissa announced a divorce in 1992.
Later on, Melissa joined her childhood co-star Bruce Boxleitner. They married on January 1, 1995, after which Melissa gave birth to son Michael Garrett Boxleitner. This marriage lasted 16 years and then ended.
After the divorce, Melissa was desperate and no longer believed in love until she met Tim Busfield. In 2013, the couple got engaged and quickly got married. Since their stepchildren are grown, the couple enjoys the old couple’s life together.
Laura Ingalls – The sly heroine of Little House on the Prairie
In 1974, Little House on the Prairie debuted and really left a strong impression in the hearts of the audience. The film revolves around the life of a rural family in the US at the end of the 19th century. The stories in the film are considered close and friendly to the audience. Viewers love the details surrounding family and neighbor relationships in the film.
Little House on the Prairie was built based on the best-selling literary novel series Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In 1972, television producer Ed Friendly decided to buy back the rights to adapt this series. Because the stories on the film are true in the female writer’s family life, plus the details that are a bit adapted, make the work attractive to viewers.
Little House on the Prairie aired on the small screen in the US from 1974 to 1983. For many, they grew up with this movie. This is the beautiful memory of their childhood. Many Americans used to see the movie as a tranquilizer when they felt that life was too difficult.
In the film, actress Melissa Gilbert plays the second daughter – Laura Ingalls. With her lovely appearance and strong personality, little Laura becomes one of the most loved characters. Viewers give a lot of love to this kid. That’s why, after Little House on the Prairie broadcast, Melissa became America’s top cult child star.
After the movie, Melissa really shined. Despite being young, the young girl’s acting career has been sublimated. Later, Melissa participated in a number of other works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, The Miracle Worker, Choices of the Heart… However, the image of Laura’s character is still a bold mark in Melissa’s career.
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