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11 02, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Former “Little House” Child Star MELISSA FRANCIS on Memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”

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I'd just completed reading "Diary of a Stage's Mother's Daughter: A Memoir," and I was equal parts disturbed, curious and excited to speak with it's author, Melissa Francis, host of Fox News' Money with Melissa.  To the uninitiated, Melissa was a working child actor of the 1980's (known then as Missy Francis) who most notably

15 12, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Former “Little House on the Prairie” Child Star Calls Miley Cyrus Out on Salvia Scandal

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It's a former child star showdown. In one corner we have former "Little House on the Prairie" child star, former SAG President, and Lifetime MOW regular, Melissa "Half-Pint" Gilbert and in the far corner, aka the smoking section, we have former "Hannah Montana" child star Miley "Half-Ounce" Cyrus.  The two actresses seem to have so much

11 06, 2009

Meet Former Child Star Melissa Gilbert June 15, 2009

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From 1974 through 1983, Former Child Star Melissa Gilbert grew up before our very eyes on the television show "Little House on the Prairie", starring as Laura Ingalls or "half-pint" as she was endearingly nick-named by on-screen father Michael Landon. Her new book "Prarie Tale: A Memoir" is debuting this month and you can purchase