Little House on the Prairie Actor Richard Bull Dies
By Stephen M. Silverman
02/04/2014 at 12:35 PM EST
Richard Bull, a character actor who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the 1974-83 TV favorite Little House on the Prairie, died Monday. He was 89.
"This man will be missed," the show's star, Melissa Gilbert, Tweeted. "Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend."
Bull was born in Zion, Ill., on June 26, 1924, and in 1948 married actress Barbara Collentine, according to a 2009 Yahoo... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 10 months ago
Little house of secrets! Former child star Melissa Gilbert didn't hold back during an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Little House on the Prairie actress revealed that she dated Tom Cruise back in the day before he became famous, and would punch a certain Beverly Hills, 90210 alum in the face.
"When I dated him, he was Tom Mapother still," Gilbert, 49, recalled of dating 51-year-old Cruise. "He had just moved to Los Angeles."
She added: "I did not have sex with him. We made out, but honestly,... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 11 months ago
Melissa Gilbert Weds Timothy Busfield
By Tim Nudd and Julie Jordan
UPDATED04/25/2013 at 10:15 AM EDT• Originally published 04/25/2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
A good night for dancing under the stars.
Dancing with the Stars alum Melissa Gilbert tied the knot with former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to PEOPLE. The bride wore red.
Beloved Little House on the Prairie star, Gilbert, 48, and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. Both have been... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Melissa Gilbert will be dancing with a star again ... at her upcoming wedding!
Gilbert, 48, and former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield, 55, are headed to the altar, the actress's rep confirms to PEOPLE. They are engaged and both are incredibly happy," the rep says. The two got engaged over the holidays, adds a source.
The mother of two, who was previously married to Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner, was dating Thierry Gauchet at the time she shimmied with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars.
Busfield, who has also been married twice, has... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
Melissa Gilbert was forced to leave the competition in the middle of last night's round of performances after suffering an injury during her rather impressive dance routine. Host Tom Bergeron was unclear on the details of the incident during the broadcast, however, the actress has now taken to Twitter to explain what exactly happened.
"I'm alright," Gilbert assured fans on her social media account late last night. "Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of." There was no obvious incident during... Read More
Posted by SheillaY 2 years ago
When a temperamental Broadway director is fired from yet another job, she is forced to direct a community Christmas pageant.
Gilbert was one of 500 young girls who auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) and she was the only one whose screen test was sent to be considered at NBC Studios. It was Michael Landon's daughter Leslie Landon who told Melissa that she had won the role of Laura when the two of them stood in line at their school cafeteria.
Adopted daughter of Paul Gilbert and Barbara Cowan.