Melissa Gilbert Was Little House On The Prairie’s Child Star, But Her Memoir Reveals A Dark Secret

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Melissa Gilbert is perhaps best known for playing freckle-faced, buck-toothed Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. But while her character’s rural life was generally idyllic, the same can’t be said when it comes to Gilbert herself. And the former child star finally chose to reveal her struggles in her 2009 autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir – which contains revelations that may shock fans of the the classic TV series.