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Little House on the Prairie.  Melissa Gilbert wrote a book about her time on the set of this show.  She almost called it "Nellie Olson's not a bitch, but Mary is!"

Little House on the Prairie. Melissa Gilbert wrote a book about her time on the set of this show. She almost called it "Nellie Olson's not a bitch, but Mary is!"

Melissa GilbertMelissa was just a few days old when actors Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane, whose father created the "Honeymooners," adopted her. She joined the family business at an early age, appearing in commercials and on television until 1974 when she won the role of Laura Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie." Melissa spent the next decade starring on the hit show, enjoying a Hollywood-worthy romance with rising star Rob Lowe, to whom she was briefly engaged, and discovering drugs…

Child stars of the '80s: Where are they now?

Melissa GilbertMelissa was just a few days old when actors Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane, whose father created the "Honeymooners," adopted her. She joined the family business at an early age, appearing in commercials and on television until 1974 when she won the role of Laura Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie." Melissa spent the next decade starring on the hit show, enjoying a Hollywood-worthy romance with rising star Rob Lowe, to whom she was briefly engaged, and discovering drugs…

Willie Oleson was the son and second child of Nels and Harriet Oleson. Brother to Nellie Oleson and adoptive brother to Nancy Oleson. Willie lived in Walnut Grove in his family's store. Mischievous and spoiled as a child, Willie causes trouble and plays pranks on other children.  Willie was rarely punished being prevented by his mother unless her image or some precious object of hers was damaged or destroyed. Married Rachel Brown  Played by Jonathan J. Gilbert (born April 28, 1967)

Willie Oleson was the son and second child of Nels and Harriet Oleson. Brother to Nellie Oleson and adoptive brother to Nancy Oleson. Willie lived in Walnut Grove in his family's store. Mischievous and spoiled as a child, Willie causes trouble and plays pranks on other children. Willie was rarely punished being prevented by his mother unless her image or some precious object of hers was damaged or destroyed. Married Rachel Brown Played by Jonathan J. Gilbert (born April 28, 1967)

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