Actress Melissa Gilbert refuses to seek a third term as president of the Screen
Actors Guild (SAG) after four troubled years as the head of the union.
Gilbert, who played Laura Wilder in hit 1974 television series Little House
on the Prairie, can no longer bear the tensions within the SAG, and claims the
damaged relations between herself and fellow union officials can never be
She says, "It is no great secret that there are problems within the
leadership of SAG. There are rifts that may very well be irreparable.
"All of that aside, I still believe the Screen Actors Guild is the most
powerful performers' union in the world. I want future leaders to know I will
be watching them like a hawk."
A replacement for the position of union president is being discussed, but
likely candidates include actress Morgan Fairchild, veteran screen star Robert Conrad and L.A. Law actor Alan Rosenberg.
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