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‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Files for Divorce

Aug 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A star best known for her role on "Little House on the Prairie" has filed for divorce from her actor husband after 16 years of marriage, the Associated Press reports.

Melissa Gilbert filed a petition for divorce from actor Bruce Boxleitner this week in Los Angeles. The petition states that the couple separated in January, soon after their 16th anniversary, and gives the reason as irreconcilable differences, the story says.

Gilbert and Boxleitner have a 15-year-old son together.

Gilbert served as president of the Screen Actors Guild for two terms. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1980 for the TV adaptation of “The Miracle Worker.” Boxleitner has appeared in a number of movies and TV series including "Scarecrow and Mrs. King."

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