Caption: "Little House on the Prairie" Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Lindsay Greenbush, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle 1976
Born: September 26, 1962
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Midnight Offerings (1981), Dead Men Don't Die (1990)
Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got underway when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing TV commercials, and the blond, blue-eyed beauty was in great demand for ...