Helen Keller - Anne Frank - Deanie Loomis - What was Melissa Gilbert best performance in a remake of a film?
During her hiatus from Little House, she made one TV movie a year.
She and her mom founded their own production company Half-Pint productions. And they produced
The Miracle Worker
The Diary of Anne Frank
Splendor in the Grass
So which was Missy best remake performance?
Poor Missy G. Never the pretty one, she had to get attention by repeating other people's famous roles instead.
Certainly not THE MIRACLE WORKER. She was no Patty Duke.
And Patty Duke - playing Annie Sullivan that time - was no Anne Bancroft. They should have left well enough alone.
And don't get me started on that awful Disney version with Hallie Eisenberg as Helen.
Never go full Helen Keller.
R2, leave the GOLDEN Patty Duke out of this! You are a damn BITCH, who needs to shave her pussy, or take the high road!
The tragic thing about Melissa Gilbert is the surgical remake of her face. She was far too young to go under the knife. She looks like a Joan Rivers nightmare, poor girl. She had a cuteness about her that has forever disappeared. She became a waxy, stretched Plastic Surgery Clone. It's a shame her self-esteem was that low that she couldn't leave well enough alone.
Melissa Sue Anderson, somewhere in Canada
R5=dramatic bitch, who needs to quit posting long ass shit to threads that don't make a difference!
Both Melissa's (Anderson & Gilbert) have been nominated for Prime-Time Emmys
Only Melissa Sue has an Emmy on her shelf. She made sure a picture of her Emmy was in her autobiography.
MG got to bang Rob Lowe and Bruce Boxleitner so she wins.
I would totally let her co-star Cyril O'Reilly do me anally in the pron parody, "Splendor In My Ass".
According to Gilbert's autobiography she also banged Cyril O'Reilly
R10 Oh, please-- who hasn't?
Well, if I had to pick one it would be HK. The less said about AF the better. And she didn't even register as Deanie.
Thank God she never got around to remaking Sophie's Choice.
[quote]Well, if I had to pick one it would be HK
But she didn't even have any dialogue.
She sucked in them ALL. She was "Half-Pint" in all of them.
R14 she was Emmy nominated for The Miracle Worker.
What did Melissa Sue win for?
Poor Patty Duke. Her first Emmy win was marred by a manic episode, then when she won a second time, she was forced to not attend to receive it.
R15, a lot of truly terrible performances have been Emmy-nominated.
R16 her second Emmy was for 'Captain & The Kings'
That time she was in control and gave a great speech.
Miracle Worker was Emmy #3
According to IMDB, Melissa Gilbert was nominated for and Emmy for The Miracle Worker but didn't win. In fact, she has won NO Emmys at all.
you are right. r18 do u have a transcript or video of the second speech? The first you can see on YouTube but I only saw the second speech when it happened live. And, I don't remember it.
Melissa should have been nominated in the best supporting category (for the Miracle Worker) and maybe she would have won. But either she or her mom was too confident which backfired on them.
One of her best roles was as a nun in Choices of the Heart
I finally saw the Duke/Gilbert MIRACLE WORKER recently on DVD. Duke played Annie Sullivan like The Little Engine That Could - nowhere near the emotonal depth that Bancroft provided in the role. I can't believe Duke won a Emmy - must have been a very lean year.
Gilbert starts out OK, but then almost fades into the background. This version was much too polite - the movie has a rawness that overcomes the deficiencies in the writing.
[quote] must have been a very lean year.
The other nominees
Haywire: Lee Remick (CBS)
The Miracle Worker: Melissa Gilbert (NBC)
White Mama: Bette Davis (CBS)
Lee Remick should have won then. Her Margaret Sullavan was a far better performance than Duke's prairie schoolmarm rendition of Annie Sullivan.
Maybe Remick and Davis split the vote and allowed Duke to come up the middle.
That Emmy is Patty's favorite acting award, more than the Oscar.
Anne Bancroft according to Patty Duke love her performance as Annie Sullivan.
I've seen only her version of The Anne Frank Diary and I've been traumatized ever since. She was so cringeworthy, that I actually rooted for the nazis.
Patty Duke talks about telling Anne Bancroft about playing the part of Annie Sullivan
See link below, go to 5:00
Oh honey, I was just being kind.
Poor Patty's film career kind of went phffft in the 60's.
The ghost of Anne Bancroft
R13 yes. I know. that's why it was the superior performance.
I'm assuming this was taped before she went on meds?
R31 must own a VHS of "Billie."
NONE of them; she's a rotten actress.
bump missing Melissa from TV
When reached for comment, Melissa's ex-husband Bruce Boxleitner said "well, she does have that shit-bra workout video in the works. That may finally get her a nest egg."
Bump for more!
Melissa's "Splendor In The Grass" was totally stolen by Michelle Pfeiffer as Bud's slutty sister. You could really tell the difference between a forever-television star (Melissa) and a potential movie star (Michelle).
[quote]the movie has a rawness that overcomes the deficiencies in the writing.
And most of that was my throat.