Melissa Sue Anderson Confirms What We Knew All Along
1. Irritating Melissa
Despite that the storyline depicted Laura and Nellie to be rivals on the show, the two actresses were very good friends off-set. Later on, Nellie married Percival, who was portrayed by Steve Tracy. In real life, Steve was gay, but it didn’t matter. The two actors loved to make out in front of Laura, who’s love life wasn’t nearly as passionate with Almanzo, just to irritate poor Melissa Gilbert.
The two on-screen lovebirds made extra effort to make their kisses over the top, and did so only to agonize the young and innocent Gilbert.