‘Little House on the Prairie’: Inside Melissa Gilbert and ‘90210’ star Shannen Doherty’s Feud

Melissa Gilbert and Shannen Doherty both started at a young age. In 1974, Gilbert became his star Toilet on the Moor as Laura Ingalls. As for Doherty, she joined the show several years later as Gilbert’s uncle’s daughter, Jenny Wilder.

Although they played a family on the screen, Gilbert shared her memory, Prairie story, that she and Doherty are far from close. The actress said she would get a corporate with Doherty if she saw him in person.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Actress Melissa Gilbert attends an opening night party for “Medea” at the BAM Harvey Theater on January 30, 2020 in New York City./LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07 : Shannen Doherty arrives at the FOX All-Star TCA 2019 Party at Fox Studios on August 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
(LR): Melissa Gilbert and Shannen Doherty Lars Niki / Getty Images for BAM, Gregg DeGuire / FilmMagic

Melissa Gilbert said her ‘shadow’ was Shannen Doherty

Gilbert met Doherty for the first time near the end Toilet on the Moor. Doherty’s character, Jenny, began working on the show in his final two seasons. In her memoir, Gilbert said she initially had only kind thoughts about Doherty ‘s contribution to the series.

“Shannen, then 12, was a beautiful and very sweet little girl,” she wrote. “In her suits and uniforms, she would literally walk the steps, following me closer than my shadow.”

Years later, Gilbert talked more about the sexual acts on him Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen. She told Cohen that if she saw Doherty on the street, it would not be a Christmas reunion.

“I wouldn’t say anything. I’m just punching her in the nose, ”said Gilbert.

Doherty has not yet talked about the one-night stand with Gilbert’s husband. Gilbert married Timothy Busfield in April 2013.

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