Have you been meaning to watch all of Little House on the Prairie? Good news: All nine seasons of the classic TV series are now streaming on Amazon Prime for your binge-watching pleasure. Go crazy!
The popular adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels originally aired on NBC from 1974 to 1983. It followed the lives of the Ingalls family, led by Charles (the late Michael Landon) and Caroline (Karen Grassle). Their brood consisted of three daughters: Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson), Laura (Melissa Gilbert) and Carrie (Lindsay Greenbush and Sidney Greenbush). They lived in the 1800s on a small farm near Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
Now that you can rewatch the ups and downs of our favorite Midwest family, there’s more good news. We’re reportedly getting a new film adaptation of the series’ movie-length pilot. Long live the Ingalls!
Karen Grassle (Caroline Quiner Ingalls)
Karen has since appeared in films including Harry’s War, Wyatt Earp, Tales of Everyday Magic and My Greatest Teacher.
Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
After Little House on the Prairie, Melissa starred in movies The Miracle Worker and The Diary of Anne Frank and on TV shows Stand by Your Man and Sweet Justice. She also recently competed on Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars.
Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls Kendall)
In addition to her starring role on Little House on the Prairie, Melissa is known for acting in movies Midnight Offerings and Happy Birthday to Me as well as Which Mother Is Mine?, an ABC afterschool special.
Lindsay Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls)
Lindsay shared her Little House on the Prairie role with her identical twin, Sidney. After the show ended, the actress appeared on an episode of Matt Houston and starred in several commercials with her sister. Lindsey eventually retired from acting to instead focus on her education.
Matthew Laborteaux (Albert Quinn Ingalls)
In addition to Little House on the Prairie, Matthew starred on TV shows The Red Hand Gang and Whiz Kids as well as appeared in several television movies. He’s also known for his work as a voice actor.
Wendi Turnbaugh (Grace Ingalls)
Like Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush, Wendi Turnbaugh shared her Little House on the Prairie role with her twin sister, Brenda Turnbaugh. After starring on the beloved show, Wendi and Brenda appeared in one commercial before both leaving Hollywood.
Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson Dalton)
After rising to fame playing Nellie on Little House on the Prairie, Alison Arngrim guest-starred on TV shows The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls)
Michael was most known for his TV roles on Bonanza and Highway to Heaven. The Little House on the Prairie patriarch sadly died from pancreatic cancer at age 54 in July 1991.