Melissa Sue Anderson is 61 years old today; try not to smile when you see her today

How often have you thought about an old show you loved and wondered what the actors are up to now? Fans of “Little House on the Prairie,” eagerly following the adventures of the family on their farm in Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, may be curious about the actors’ lives today.

Those who admired Melissa Sue Anderson, who played Mary Ingalls, might have expected her to remain a TV fixture, but she chose a different path. Anderson left Hollywood and moved to Canada, speaking candidly about her decision.

She began her career in guest roles before becoming a central figure on “Little House on the Prairie.” Her portrayal earned her.