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Melissa Sue Anderson

Highest Rated:   27% Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Lowest Rated:   17% Far North (1988)
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A ballet student since grade school, Melissa Sue Anderson was 11 years old when she career-shifted from dancer to actress in the 1974 TV pilot film Little House on The Prairie. For the next nine seasons, Melissa Sue co-starred on the Little House series proper as the Ingalls family's eldest daughter Mary. During this period, she won an Emmy for her performance in "Which Mother Is Mine?", a 1979 ABC Afternoon Special offering. To avoid confusion with Little House co-star Melissa Gilbert, Ms. Anderson was tagged with the nickname "Missy," a cognomen that has stuck to this day. As a youngster, Melissa Sue Anderson expressed a desire to become a film director; as an adult, she remained an actress, appearing in such efforts as An Innocent Love (1982), First Affair (1983) and Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie: Merry Christmas Engalls
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Earthquake in New York
  • Dr. Marilyn Blake
1998
No Score Yet Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love
  • Herself
1993
No Score Yet Dead Men Don't Die
  • Dulcie Niles
1991
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud
  • Colleen McCloud
1988
17% Far North
  • Young Nurse
1988
No Score Yet Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Jennie
1984
No Score Yet First Affair
  • Toby King
1983
No Score Yet An Innocent Love (One Starry Night)
  • Molly Rush
1982
27% Happy Birthday to Me
  • Virginia
1981
No Score Yet Skatetown U.S.A.
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The Survival of Dana
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Beat the Turtle Drum
  • Kate
1977
No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner
  • Nancy Rizzi
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Mary Ingalls Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendal Mary Ingalls Kendall Mary
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974

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