Mary Ingalls blindness: Study reveals Little House on the Prairie ...

Study reveals the REAL reason sister Mary Ingalls from beloved 'Little House on the Prairie' series went blind as a teenager - and it WASN'T scarlet fever

Melissa Sue Anderson - (born September 26, 1962) is an American-Canadian actress. She began her career as a child actress. Anderson is known for her role as Mary Ingalls on the NBC drama series Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson - (born September 26, 1962) is an American-Canadian actress. She began her career as a child actress. Anderson is known for her role as Mary Ingalls on the NBC drama series Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Sue Anderson aka Mary on Little House on the Prairie......my first childhood crush!!! LOL!

Melissa Sue Anderson aka Mary on Little House on the Prairie......my first childhood crush!!! LOL!

"The Little House on the Prairie" cast members Matthew Labyorteaux, Michael Landon, Jr., Alison Arngrim, Dean Butler, Lindsay Greenbush, Karen Grassle and Melissa Sue Anderson (l.-r.) swapped the prairie for the big city when they reunited on the set of "Extra" in New York on April 30, 2014.

'Little House on the Prairie' - Photos - Hollywood cast reunions

"The Little House on the Prairie" cast members Matthew Labyorteaux, Michael Landon, Jr., Alison Arngrim, Dean Butler, Lindsay Greenbush, Karen Grassle and Melissa Sue Anderson (l.-r.) swapped the prairie for the big city when they reunited on the set of "Extra" in New York on April 30, 2014.

Melissa Sue Anderson unforgettable beauty with lots of small parts all over TV in the '70s. One of my contemporary Crushes.

Melissa Sue Anderson unforgettable beauty with lots of small parts all over TV in the '70s. One of my contemporary Crushes.

Melissa Sue Anderson - Melissa Sue Anderson Photo (31120690) - Fanpop

Melissa Sue Anderson - Melissa Sue Anderson Photo (31120690) - Fanpop

Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie ~

'Little House on the Prairie' cast then and now - Photos - 'Little House on the Prairie': Where Are They Now?

Melissa Sue Anderson's character, Mary Ingalls, arguably suffered the most hardship of all the "Little House" characters. (Not an easy feat, considering the series tagline easily could have been:"Get Doc Baker!") Poor Mary was stricken blind at a young age and later lost her baby in a fire. Today, Anderson, 53, lives in Montreal with her husband, son and daughter.

Melissa Sue Anderson's character, Mary Ingalls, arguably suffered the most hardship of all the "Little House" characters. (Not an easy feat, considering the series tagline easily could have been:"Get Doc Baker!") Poor Mary was stricken blind at a young age and later lost her baby in a fire. Today, Anderson, 53, lives in Montreal with her husband, son and daughter.

Melissa Sue Anderson, Actress: Little House on the Prairie. Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got underway when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing TV commercials, and the blond, blue-eyed beauty was in great demand for roles; she appeared in episodes of "The Brady ...

Melissa Sue Anderson, Actress: Little House on the Prairie. Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got underway when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing TV commercials, and the blond, blue-eyed beauty was in great demand for roles; she appeared in episodes of "The Brady ...

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