Melissa Gilbert was catapulted to childhood fame when she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the nationally popular hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1984. She also appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker. As an adult Gilbert served as the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005!
Gilbert has thrown her hat into the political ring and on August 10, 2015, Gilbert announced her intent to run for Michigan's 8th congressional district as a Democrat in the 2016 elections to the United States House of Representatives. She will be opposing Republican incumbent Mike Bishop. Due to a serious back injury Gilbert suffered while filming Little House OnThe Prairie, she turned to drug and alcohol use to cure her pain when younger. She now is a spokesperson and works with the organization Drug Free Kids (DrugFree.org), a group with a mission to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
CELEBRATE, EMPOWER, AND SUPPORT WOMEN APRIL 22nd, 2016!
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CORE:’s Cultural Programming brings members the most proactive writers, filmmakers, musicians, politicians, and actors, in intimate settings that allow direct access to some of the most creative and outspoken thinkers of our time. Past speakers include designer & activist Kenneth Cole, writer Walter Issacson with Ken Auletta, media critic for The New Yorker, celebrated actor and author Gene Wilder, Huffington Post's Adrianna Huffington, Business Tycoon Richard Branson, Academy Award winners Sam Mendes and Kevin Spacey with Charlie Rose, and countless others.
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