Hollywood going on the online auction block

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The most-famous people ever to live in Livingston County, Mich. — actress Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie”; and Timothy Busfield, producer, director and Emmy Award-winning actor — are selling their living estate through an online-only auction through Jan. 11, 2019.

The famous duo married in 2013 and originally settled in a beautiful 19th-century Victorian home in downtown Howell. Later they moved to a gorgeous log home nestled on multiple wooded acres with a creek and a pond in Brighton — a place that Gilbert referred to as “…our own Little House in the Big Woods.” However, opportunity knocks and their demanding work schedule sent them to New York City, where they now reside.

The online-only estate auction will be conducted by Michigan based firm American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company.

“This is such a diversified auction where there is literally something for everyone,” said Kenny Lindsay, American Eagle Auction & Appraisal’s president and certified auctioneer.

The 200+ lot auction features everything from personal awards to Melissa Gilbert’s wedding dress, designer clothing to original Little House on the Prairie memorabilia, television scripts, stage props to high end home furnishings, and artistic home décor and camping gear.

“Fans can even purchase autographed photographs from Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield at very affordable prices.” Lindsay said.

Melissa Gilbert came to fame playing Laura Ingalls on the NBC series “Little House on the Prairie” from 1974-1982. She has also starred in over 50 television movies and feature films and became a New York Times Best Selling author. She appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and served two terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild

Timothy Busfield is an Emmy Award-winning actor for his work on ABC’s “thirtysomething,” which aired from 1987-1991. He has been a character in 14 series including “The West Wing,” “Entourage,” “ED” and others. Busfield has appeared in over 40 television movies and feature films including “Field of Dreams” and “Revenge of the Nerds” among others. He has also directed over 125 episodes of television programs.

View the online catalog at www.GoToAuction.com.

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