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

US Release

03/30/1974

Cast

Michael Landon Charles Ingalls
Richard Bull Nels Oleson
Karen Grassle Caroline Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush Carrie Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush Carrie Ingalls
Katherine MacGregor Harriet Oleson
Melissa Gilbert Laura Ingalls
Jonathan Gilbert Willie Oleson
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls
Kevin Hagen Dr. Hiram Baker
(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, Michael Ray Rhodes, Alf Kjellin, Joseph Pevney, Lewis Allen, Victor Lobl

Writers

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

Cast

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

Producers

Editors

Jerry Taylor, John Loeffler, Clay Bartels, George Watters, Bob Fish, Robert Gutknecht, 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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