Little House on the Prairie

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Little House on the Prairie is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. read more
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Little House on the Prairie is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie. Landon agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls.

Original Release

03/30/1974 on NBC

Cast

Michael Landon Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush Carrie Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert Laura Ingalls
Katherine MacGregor Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull Nels Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert Willie Oleson
Kevin Hagen Dr. Hiram Baker
Matthew Labyorteaux Albert Quinn Ingalls
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #10.1 Monday, 12 December 1983
2 Episode #10.2 Monday, 17 December 1984
3 Episode #10.3 Thursday, 02 February 1984
4 Episode #10.4 Monday, 17 December 1984
5 Episode #10.5 Thursday, 02 February 1984
6 Episode #10.6 Thursday, 02 February 1984
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Directors

Michael Landon, William F. Claxton, Maury Dexter, Victor French, Leo Penn, Joseph Pevney, Lewis Allen, Alf Kjellin, Michael Ray Rhodes, Victor Lobl

Writers

Blanche Hanalis, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Michael Landon, Don Balluck, John T. Dugan, Arthur Heinemann, John Hawkins, Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella, B.W. Sandefur, Chris Abbott, Vince Gutierrez, Ward Hawkins, Paul W. Cooper, Gerry Day, Harold Swanton, Hindi Brooks, Preston Wood, Joseph Bonaduce, Del Reisman, John Meston, Tony Kayden, Dale Eunson, Paul Wolff, Lawrence Konner, Juanita Bartlett, Jeri Taylor, Jean Rouverol, Kenneth Hunter, Scott Swanton, Robert Janes, Ernie Wallengren, Ann Beckett, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, William Keys, Duke Sandefur, Ray Goldrup, Robert F. Metzler, Larry Bischof, Robert Vincent Wright, William Putman, Peter Dixon, Joel Murcott, Michael Russnow, Byron Twiggs, John V. Hanrahan, Rocci Chatfield, Ernie Durham, Larry Jensen, Ray Berwick, Bradley Berwick, Ron Chiniquy, Richalene Kelsay, Pamela Balluck

Cast

Michael Landon Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush Carrie Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert Laura Ingalls
Katherine MacGregor Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull Nels Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert Willie Oleson
Kevin Hagen Dr. Hiram Baker
Matthew Labyorteaux Albert Quinn Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush Carrie Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Dabbs Greer Reverend Robert Alden
Alison Arngrim Nellie Oleson
Ruth Foster Melinda Foster
Dean Butler Almanzo James Wilder
Victor French Isaiah Edwards
Brenda Turnbaugh Grace Ingalls
Wendi Turnbaugh Grace Ingalls
Merlin Olsen Jonathan Garvey

Producers

Editors

Jerry Taylor, John Loeffler, Clay Bartels, George Watters, Robert Gutknecht, Bob Fish, Gerry Gaylor, Jeri Taylor, Jerry Gatlin, Larry Strong

1983 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1982 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1982 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1981 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Won
1979 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Won
1978 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Series Won
1978 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Drama Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming for a Series Nominated
1975 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Nominated
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