Congress as a Democrat in Michigan's 8th congressional district before dropping out due to health issues.
As an adult, she continued her career mainly in television films.
Gilbert has also continued with guest starring roles on television and has done voice work for animation such as Batman: The Animated Series.
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Gilbert served as the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005.
During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.