• Shannen Doherty played "Jenny Wilder" in 'Little House on the Prairie'
  • She had a special relationship with Michael Landon
  • That's how much he shaped her life and career

Shannen Doherty (52) talks about Michael Landon (†54) and their time together on 'Little House on the Prairie'. She also reveals how Michael Landon (†54), who played "Charles Ingalls", influenced her life.

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Shannen Doherty talks about her time on 'Little House on the Prairie'

In her podcast 'Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty', the 52-year-old actress answered questions from fans. Among them were some about Michael Landon, who starred with her in 'Little House on the Prairie' and died of pancreatic cancer in 1991.

When asked by a fan whether she had favorite memories of her time on the show, the actress replied: "I got to work with Michael Landon - that's one of my all-time favorite memories."

Shannen Doherty, who starred as "Jenny Wilder" in the ninth and final season of 'Little House on the Prairie' at the age of eleven, said Landon's directing style helped her in her later career.

Shannen Doherty on Michael Landon's influence

"He directed some of the episodes and wrote some of the episodes", says Shannen Doherty. She continues: "I just remember how he was as a director". She adds that the late actor "definitely helped me realize what kind of director I wanted to be".

In another part of the podcast, Shannen Doherty said that Michael Landon's advice went beyond her career. The then eleven-year-old learned an important lesson from Michael Landon. "He taught me to embrace my voice, to stand up for myself", says Shannen Doherty.

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But the 'Little House on the Prairie' stars have not only honed their acting skills together. Michael Landon taught Shannen Doherty how to play cards and "That was always really fun."

Michael Landon wasn't just Shannen Doherty's co-star and poker partner - he was also the reason she joined the show, because he saw the potential in the young actress. The 52-year-old has nothing but loving words for him and confesses: "I loved Michael".