Melissa's Statement. She will no longer be running for congress.
"As many of you know, in 2012 I sustained head and neck injuries from two accidents. While I have received the best treatment and therapy I could have asked for, those injuries have only gotten worse. As much as it breaks my heart to say this, my doctors have told me I am physically unable to continue my run for Congress. As the only candidate to file enough valid signatures, I plan to vacate the Ballot in accordance with the law. Traveling and meeting with folks all over the 8th District has been a life changing and rewarding experience. Thank you to everyone who has given me your support over the past few months; we got as far as we did because of you, and I will treasure that forever.”
Melissa Interview with The New York Times Magazine April 2016 - HERE
Patty Duke Memorial
Melissa made a beautiful speech at Anna's memorial on Saturday 16th April, you can watch the memorial online, here
and also HERE
All of us at Melissa Gilbert.com send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patty Duke who died on 29th March. You can read Melissa's statement below...
"Anna was my dear friend, teacher, and a second mother. Her passing leaves a huge hole in my heart. She helped raise me to be the woman I am today. She was so loved by so many people including me.
She had a mind-boggling depth of talent, a fantastic sense of humor and survived being a child actor in the worst of circumstances. Anna won every award possible as a performer and as a humanitarian, and it was all well deserved -- she was an extraordinary human being.
She got so many people to see mental illness as what it really is, and led the effort to de-stigmatize it. She truly understood mental illness at its core and worked her entire life to help those who suffer from it.
She inspired me to be a better actor, a better mother, and a better person. She was an advocate and activist, and my mentor. I was just so lucky to have known her for almost 40 years. She loved people ferociously and adored her family. I was blessed be a part of that.
Today, my heart aches for her big beautiful family, but I know she’s in a better place. I will miss her every day but I will find comfort in the words of Helen Keller “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart.”
Melissa Interview - The Washington Post
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Melissa is going to be in the new series on ABC called Secrets and Lies. She will play Lisa Daly.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. A few important things have happened since the last news update! Melissa got Married to Timothy Busfield and now resides with Tim in their new home in Michigan. She also brought out a book for children called Daisy and Josephine. A Book Tour followed. And now, Melissa is currently touring with her new book! A cook book called My Prairie Cookbook. She is also working on a new series by ABC called Secrets and Lies.
Melissa has confirmed her engagement to actor Timothy Busfield. You can read more about it here
DWTS: Unfortunately, after a great run in DWTS, often defying the odds, Melissa and Mak's have been eliminated.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. Each and every one was appreciated.
DWTS: Melissa was taken to hospital during the show, but is okay. Her message is as follows: I'm alright. Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of.
New gallery with Melissa on Dancing with the stars added - Click here
One new text article added to the site - click here for more
Melissa joins Dancing with the Stars.
Melissa's professional partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy
This starts with a two hour live premiere event Monday March 19th 8|7 c
More to come as we get it, including how you can vote to keep Melissa in the competion!
Click here for the page on this web site about Dancing with the stars.
Please Note: The Only Official Facebook Page for Melissa Fans and her Personal Twitter account are as follows...
Facebook Page - Click here
Twitter Page - Click here
These are the only accounts that are officially for Melissa!
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Melissa's Hallmark TV Movie, The Christmas Pageant has aired.
Click here for a few screen captures
September 30th 2011
Due to the separation and divorce proceedings between Melissa and Bruce, this has changed the site domain name.
Please note that while we intend to allow the other name to run until it's up for renewal, it will eventually no longer be recognized. Therefore please ensure you renew your bookmarks or links to this address: www.melissa-gilbert.com
June 24th 2011
A couple of items to add to the site.
You can ask Melissa! Melissa is currently writing a new book, specifically to do with her time on Little House.
There is a unique chance to send in a question for Melissa to put in the book. Please note the following important information:
1) This is not going to gain a reply via email from Melissa. It is purely a fact gathering exercise for FAQ (Frequently asked questions). So please, do not take offence if your email isn't answered.
2) By sending in a question, there is also no guarantees it would be used in the book. It is more likely the more unusual or common the question, it will get used.
3) Please do not bombard with so many questions that it becomes a ridiculous number. A few is fine, but we just ask that a little care is given to the numbers, because otherwise they are not likely to even be looked at.
4) To send the question, the email address is: FAQ4halfpint@aol.com (For spam reasons this is not a clickable link) Please include your name and State (or country).
We hope your question is one of the lucky ones
On the left is a small icon of a picture taken by Melissa of the stage from The Christmas Pageant that she recently completed filming for. Clicking on the picture will bring the larger version up.
May 14th 2011
Melissa has been offered a role. It is for The Hallmark Channel.
Title: The Christmas Pageant. There is no leading man yet.
This is a Hallmark channel airing near Christmas. Melissa says "My dear friend Dave Cass is directing. He directed me in my last two Hallmark movies."
More news as we get it.
March 30th 2011
As mentioned below, Melissa has auditioned for a role in Dallas, and a strong internet rumour began saying she had been offered the role.
We are able to confirm today, that unfortunately on this occasion, Melissa was not successful and will not be involved in this project.
March 25th 2011
There are internet comments going around that Melissa has been offered a role in the new series of Dallas. While it is true Melissa has auditioned for a role, currently no decision has been made about who will play the character. We will announce here if she does indeed get the role.
A very short message from Melissa to the fans.
Thank you all for your kind wishes and heartfelt messages. They really do mean a lot. Not just to me but Bruce and the boys too.
Bruce and Melissa split.
We are confirming that the news report on Bruce and Melissa's split is accurate.
While there is bound to be speculation as to what has happened, there will be no more comment at the moment and Melissa and Bruce have asked for privacy at this time.
We will of course update with any news that might be released in the future about this.
In the meantime, our thoughts are with them both.
Sara and Jayne @ Gilbert Boxleitner
Additional pictures from the Musical rehearsal's added - Click here for more
Additional pictures about Melissa and the cast working with Habitat for Humanity - Click here for more
A number of reviews about the Musical, including a Fan's experience of meeting Melissa backstage added - Click here for more
Some downloadable clips of Melissa's guest spot on the View are available. All are in MP4 format. Click here for more
Also, a few screencaptures from that appearance added - Click here for more
Three pictures taken during The Musical Rehearsal's have been added - Click here for more
Additional pictures from the musical and opening night added to the site - Click here for the gallery
Some more pictures added from the Musical - Click here for the gallery
Also another review added about the Musical - Click here for more
Melissa is deeply saddened to hear the news about the death of Patrick Swayze. On her personal twitter page she said the following:
'oh Buddy...no more pain for you. My prayers are with your beautiful Lisa and your family...Say hi to my Dad and my Pa'
The musical is in full swing, and we have some reviews and pictures taken during rehearsal of this production.
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Musical rehearsals have begun. Also - Actress Melissa Gilbert recently joined Habitat for Humanity New York City to build a co-op apartment in the South Bronx.
Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls in the T.V. version of “Little House on the Prairie”, will star as Ma Ingalls in a live musical adaptation of Little House, which begins a 34-week, 25-city tour in October.
Gilbert’s work in the Bronx is part of a deal made by the cast and crew to help local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build homes on each stop of the tour. The show will also donate $1,500 to each local Habitat chapter along the way.
Habitat for Humanity chief Jonathan Reckford said the struggles of the fictional Ingalls family in difficult conditions parallel challenges many families face today.
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