‘Little House on the Prairie’: Was Albert Ingalls a Real Person?

Matthew Labyorteaux, right, as Albert Ingalls with his brother Patrick Labyorteaux as Andrew Garvey on 'Little House on the Prairie'
Matthew Labyorteaux, right, as Albert Ingalls with his brother Patrick Labyorteaux as Andrew Garvey on ‘Little House on the Prairie’ | Ted Shepherd / NBCU Photo Bank

Much of the television series Toilet on the Moor faithfully based on the books by American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Ingalls family members Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura and Carrie were properly represented. But what about Albert’s adopted brother?

Here is what Albert Ingalls knows.

Actor ‘Albert’ started ‘Little House’ in a completely different role

Mata Labyorteaux
Mata Labyorteaux

Ged Toilet fans know Matthew Labyorteaux as the actor who played Albert Ingalls on the series, he was introduced to audiences in a different role.

“I played Michael Landon as a little boy,” Labyorteaux said. “In the obstacles of his youth, where his father is sick and when he gets on a train and goes back to see his father and mother. On the train journey, he remembers his childhood. ”

The actor said that there was also another program in which the character of Charles Ingalls thinks back to his years as a little boy.

“Michael wrote another show called“ I Remember, I Remember, ”which was another kind of flashback to Pa Ingalls’ childhood, ”he explained. “But it was here that Ma met Pa. It was just a sweet, tender, wonderful event, with the two children pushing each other and meeting for the first time and seeing what they would end up with. ”

Albert Ingalls was not a real man

Patrick and Matthew Labyorteaux
Patrick and Matthew Labyorteaux Ted Shepherd / NBCU Photo Bank

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As it turned out, Albert did not appear as the real world author Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1800s. His introduction to the program entitled “As Long As We’re Together (Part 1)” finally brought a son into the home of Ingalls.

He was a character created by Michael Landon for the series for an important purpose.

“Albert was the result of a personal tragedy for Michael and his family,” Melissa Gilbert explained.

“They had very close friends… Eleanor and Ray, and their first son, Albert. • Albert, who was about 18 or 19 at the time, was apparently cycling home in the afternoon on his bike and was hit by a car and killed. In praise of Albert Muscatele, Michael created the character of Albert Ingalls. ”

The actor who played Albert also had a brother in the team

Matthew and Patrick Labyorteaux in a view from 'Little House on the Prairie'
Matthew and Patrick Labyorteaux in a scene from ‘Little House on the Prairie’ | Ted Shepherd / NBCU Photo Bank

Labyorteaux has had a busy career afterToilet, especially as a voice actor. His voice has appeared in several video games including “Star Wars,” “Next Gen,” “Thrillville,” and “.hack.”

He has also built characters for the Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX television series.

His brother, Patrick Labyorteaux, also appeared Toilet plays Andrew, son of friends and neighbors Ingalls Jonathan and Alice Garvey. Patrick also made his television success on the television series JAG, Whisperer Ghost, iCarly, and The Last Sharknado: It’s about time.

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