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'Little House on the Prairie': This Is What Laura Ingalls Wilder Looked Like In Real Life

Victor French, Melissa Gilbert, and Dean Butler portrayed real characters in "Little House on the Prairie"
February 2, 2020 - 08:25 / Cynthia Springer

For many families, their evenings were spent together watching the iconic series Little House on the Prairie. But did you know the series was based around a whole set of novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder herself? Find out what the American author looked like in real life in the video above!

Laura Ingalls Wilder was not just a character portrayed by actress Melissa Gilbert, but she was actually a pioneer woman along with the rest of her family in the Midwest during the late 1800's. Her family moved around from Wisconsin to Kansas to Minnesota. Check out more on the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the video above!

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What Laura Ingalls Wilder looked like in real life 

Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert in the series "Little House on the Prairie"