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Little House on the Prairie 

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

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Blanche Hanalis
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Melissa Gilbert ...  Laura Ingalls / ... 205 episodes, 1974-1983
Michael Landon ...  Charles Ingalls / ... 187 episodes, 1974-1983
Karen Grassle ...  Caroline Ingalls 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Sidney Greenbush ...  Carrie Ingalls / ... 183 episodes, 1974-1982
Melissa Sue Anderson ...  Mary Ingalls / ... 163 episodes, 1974-1981
Katherine MacGregor ...  Harriet Oleson 153 episodes, 1974-1983
Richard Bull ...  Nels Oleson 146 episodes, 1974-1983
Jonathan Gilbert ...  Willie Oleson 140 episodes, 1974-1983
Kevin Hagen ...  Dr. Hiram Baker 113 episodes, 1974-1983
Alison Arngrim ...  Nellie Oleson / ... 104 episodes, 1974-1982
Matthew Labyorteaux ...  Albert Quinn Ingalls / ... 89 episodes, 1976-1983
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A long-running drama based upon the "Little House" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House on the Prairie" follows the lives of the simple, farming Ingalls family: Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie and then Grace and the later adopted Albert, James and Cassandra, who settle into a quaint little house on the banks of Plum Creek near the small town of Walnut Grove during the late 1800s. Often narrated by Laura, the series follows her simple farm upbringing from her childhood until her adulthood with Almanzo Wilder with whom she starts a family of her own. While the series is based upon the Little House books (and thus the real life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder), it is a very loose adaptation, with mostly only key events and elements of fact surviving the transition from book to TV series, the most important being Mary's eventual blindness, and Laura's future. Several other fictitious (some factual) characters make up the friendly community of Walnut Grove, ... Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.dialup.cyberverse.com>

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Hallmark Channel | INSP | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little House: A New Beginning See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (210 episodes) | (203 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Out of the many young girls who auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls, Michael Landon was so certain that Melissa Gilbert was the perfect candidate, that hers was the only screentest he sent to the producers at NBC. See more »

Goofs

The racial and social attitudes on the program reflect its 1970s filming as opposed to its 1880s setting. This is especially noticeable when the series dealt with issues regarding women, minorities and immigrants. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Charles: That's my girl.
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Connections

Referenced in Haz la loca... no la guerra (1976) See more »

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First episode I saw
15 May 2006 | by dawn65See all my reviews

When I was 10 years old, my family was transfered back to the US from Germany where my dad had been stationed with the US Army. Our first night stateside we stayed in an airport motel, and while flipping through the channels to see what was new on American TV (all we had in Germany was afrts), we saw our first Little House Episode. The Sunday School class was outside under the big tree discussing plans for Rev Aldens birthday. I had read the little house books in school, and based solely on the names I jumped up and yelled, "It's Little House, it's little house" Needless to say, it was still on Wednesday nights then, and it became a Wednesday night tradition in our house, then Mondays. Every time I see the episode I think of that first night after a long flight, and all of us in that motel room. Good memories....


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