1980s child stars: Where are they now?

Published: Dec 22 2011 06:48:11 PM EST   Updated On: May 08 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Melissa Gilbert of "Little House on the Prairie" fame celebrates her 50th birthday on May 8. Join us for a look at where she and other child stars from the 1980s are today.

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Melissa Gilbert became famous for playing Laura Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie," landing the role at age 9 in the early-1970s and growing up on the show before it ended in 1983.

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