Albert From 'Little House on the Prairie' Is 52 Years Old and Looks More Handsome Than Ever

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Image credits: YouTube/BrunoLefty

Despite all the years that have passed by, The Little House On The Prairie remains one of the most popular shows of all times. Whether you watched it when it aired in 1974 or through reruns, we are pretty sure you fell in love with Laura, Albert Ingalls, and the other characters.

And speaking of which, have you ever wondered what happened with the main cast of the show? Over four decades later, we haven't heard much of our favorite kids. And it turns out that Albert, played by Matthew Labyorteaux, has led quite an exciting life, as well as some other actors of the series. Obviously, he changed, but he looks stunning even today, after so many years passed. Scroll down to find out how Matthew Labyorteaux and other cast members of The Little House On The Prairie changed and what their lives are like today.

CHAPTER 1

THE TV SHOW THAT STARTED EVERYTHING

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Image Credits: Getty Images

The American western drama TV series started with a pilot in March 1974 that introduced the Ingalls family to millions of viewers worldwide. The program was an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books which tell the tales of her youth in the American Midwest at the end of the 19th century.

After the pilot, the production picked up as a series in September of that year and ran for nine seasons until 1983 on NBC, according to The Little House On The Prairie's official website. The program was highly acclaimed and became a top-rated one that garnered two People's Choice Awards, seventeen Emmys and three Golden Globes.

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Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

And here are some interesting facts that you might not know. For instance, we were shocked to find out that Michael Landon, the actor who played Charles Ingalls, directed 87 of the 204 episodes, as per Wide Open Country. Or do you remember Nellie Oleson and her gorgeous golden curls? It turns out they were fake, a wig.

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Image credits: Getty Images

And how can we forget the lovely town where the Ingalls had their adventures? According to the story, they were living in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. However, the show was filmed at the Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, California, where temperatures can get up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Because of the costumes that the actors had to wear, it was commonplace for them to pass out on set. And talking about the town, the producers also agreed with the landowners that they would restore the land to its original state once the series finished. And they did so by blowing it up!

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Image credits: YouTube/Eric Caron

And now talking about the cast, let us recap the main ones. We could see Michael Landon starring as Charles Ingalls (Pa) and Karen Grassle as Caroline Ingalls (Ma). Their three daughters were portrayed by Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls, Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls, and Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush as Carrie Ingalls. 

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Image credits: YouTube/BrunoLefty

The family expanded in further seasons with the birth of Grace Ingalls (Wendi and Brenda Turnbaugh) and the adoption of Albert (Quinn) Ingalls, brought to life by Matthew Labyorteaux. Albert was a little boy who spent many years on the streets and orphanages and that today is the star of our article. You will not believe his life then and now.

Go to the 'Next chapter' to find out how Matthew's stepparents refused to give him up after the doctor revealed his sad diagnosis  and how they overcame all childhood struggles