America's Most Hated TV Child Star Confesses In Rochester

America's Most Hated TV Child Star Confesses In RochesterAnd you thought she was out spoken on the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie, as the girl America loved to hate -Nellie Oleson. Declared "TV history's #1 one bitch" by Vanity Fair, Ms Arngrim's best-selling memoirs, "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I SURVIVED Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated," (Harper Collins) had an unprecedented run on the New York Times Best Seller's List. (Audio available on Amazon, both as a CD and MP3 format, by Tantor Media). Ms Arngrim has taken the show, "CONFESSIONS ..." on the road to critical acclaim around the world with her open and honest look at life as a child star, being part of a famous family, surrounded by notorious friends, dealing with preditors and the draw backs to being one of the most hated characters in TV history.

Arngrim returns to tour with "Confessions ..." having just completed her engagement in the 2018 Summer Season of the Sharon Playhouse as Louise Seger in Always...Patsy Cline (August 17-September 2), opposite Broadway's Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline and recently launching her own national Radio show ("The Alison Arngrim Show") on UBN internet radio (Tuesday at 7 p.m.). The former "Little House" star has become know as The Broadcasting Brat to fans across the country.

Arngrim stunned fans with what is perhaps one of the most revealing moment in her show and book discussing an appearance on The Larry King Show to reveal her own history of childhood sexual abuse, becoming an advocate on legislature preventing child abuse by joining the advisory board of the National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT). Hear the details about how America's most hated TV Child Star survived abuse from the public and physical abuse at home, directly from the woman who lived it.

In addition, Arngrim disccuses the fact that after the passing of her "Little House" co-star Steve Tracy, who died of AIDS in 1986, Alison became a national AIDS Activist for organizations like APLA, providing AIDS education to doctors, nurses, prison inmates, service clubs, churches and schools.

While fans worldwide still remember Alison Arngrim as hateful Nellie Oleson, the acid-tongued hellcat for seven years on TV's Little House on the Prairie. Arngrim has gone on to successes in many arenas, but Nellie has remained a centerpiece of her public acclaim. Alison says "Even now strangers sometimes shy away from me until they realize that I'm not going to hurt them." At least, not when she's offstage. In her one woman show, that has been based on critically acclaimed memoir and touring internationally, audiences have come to expect the unexpected and more than a little Nellie Oleson-style wickedness on this hilarious ride through the twisted heartland of America. The success of the stage production inspired the release of the new audio version of the book, so that fans could hear the intriguing stories directly from the mouth of their favorite bad girl.

Alison continued her career guest-starring on such television classics as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, and lampooned her own status as "ex-child star" on the month-long parody, "Hollywood Survivor," on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. She can also be seen in numerous independent films, including For the Love of May, with RuPaul, and The Last Place on Earth, co-starring Billy Dee Williams and Phyllis Diller. She currently stars in the critically acclaimed and award winning web series "Life Interrupted" opposite other TV icons such as Dawn Wells, Michael Learned, Erin Murphy and Mason Reese. A talented stand-up comedian, Alison has created quite a name for herself on the professional comedy circuit, headlining such venues as The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory, as well as comedy clubs across the U.S. and Canada.

Who: Alison Arngrim
What: Confessions Of A Prairie B!*@H
When: Sept 20th / 7:00pm - Sept 21st / 6:15pm - Sept 22nd / 7:00pm
Where: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre - 45 Prince Street, Rochester, NY
Tickets: $20 available by calling 585-957-9837 or visiting

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