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‘Little House’ star Melissa Gilbert puts Tarzana home up for sale

Actress Melissa Gilbert has listed her Tarzana home for sale.
(Shawn Cordon)

Actress Melissa Gilbert, who made her mark as a child star on “Little House on the Prairie” starting in the mid-1970s, has listed her Tarzana home for sale at $1,195,000.

The gated compound of more than a third of an acre sits at the end of a cul-de-sac. The 4,609-square-foot ranch-style house, built in 1955, includes five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. The upstairs master suite, with vaulted ceilings and a balcony, overlooks the swimming pool. A separate 1,309-square-foot guest quarters contains open living space, a kitchenette, a bedroom and a bathroom.

Gilbert, 47, will star in the upcoming TV movie “The Christmas Pageant.” She also starred on the TV show “Sweet Justice” (1994-95).

Public records show that Gilbert and her husband, actor Bruce Boxleitner, bought the property in 2005 for $1.26 million. She filed for divorce last month.


Boxleitner, 61, reprised his 1982 “Tron” roles last year in “Tron: Legacy,” was a regular on “Babylon 5" (1994-98) and starred on “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” (1983-87).

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson of Coldwell Banker Previews International, Westlake Village, are the listing agents.