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Jan. 18: Alison Arngrim, 60
We’re sure Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim is a perfectly lovely person, but she was so devilishly good at playing the biggest brat on the prairie, Nellie Oleson, for seven seasons that she’ll never quite escape that reputation. In fact, in 2006, she won the TV Land Award for “character most in need of a time-out”! In 2010, Arngrim released her autobiography Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated, in which she detailed her childhood sexual abuse, and she even adapted it into a stage version that combined humor and heart. This year, she co-starred as a music manager in the inspiring musical dramedy Even in Dreams.