Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You


Episode Info

Albert (Matthew Laborteaux) inaugurates a pen-pal relationship with a girl named Leslie Barton. Hoping to impress one another, the two correspondents tell fibs about themselves. This apparently harmless deception leads to a dramatic denouement in which Leslie refuses to meet Albert face to face -- because she hasn't told him that she is confined to a wheelchair. Leslie is played by Suzy Gilstrap, a real-life paraplegic best known for her starring role in the TV movie Skyward (originally telecast three days after this episode was aired).


Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Michael Landon
as Charles Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert
as Laura Ingalls Wilder
Suzy Gilstrap
as Leslie Barton
Diane Shalet
as Mrs. Barton
Martin Rudy
as Dr. Marx
Olan Soule
as McGinnis
Jonathan Gilbert
as Willie Oleson
Matthew Laborteaux
as Albert Quinn Ingalls
Dan Caldwell
as Photographer
Ruth Foster
as Melinda Foster
Dan Priest
as Conductor
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
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