Dean Butler is an actor, writer, director, and producer, but he is best known to Laura Ingalls Wilder fans all over the world for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder on the long-running family drama, Little House on the Prairie. The series, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, ran from 1974-1983 on NBC and remains among the most beloved family dramas in the history of television.
The Little House Series: An Unlikely Collaboration between Laura Ingalls Wilder and Michael Landon
- Laura wrote the books and Michael Landon transformed them into the most beloved family series in the history of television. Wilder and Landon were raised in different times but lived and created with a devotion to the enrichment of their audiences.
The Musical Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder
- When Laura Ingalls Wilder finally sat down to write the Little House books, her evocative narrative was inspired by her childhood memories of the music her Pa played on his famous fiddle.