Film Credits for Lindsay Greenbush
Film Credits for Sidney Greenbush
Sidney Robyn Bush (aka
Greenbush) was born May 25, 1970 three minutes after her twin sister Rachel
Lindsay. Born in the center of Hollywood to an acting family, the girls
seemed destined for a career in entertainment. At two years of age the twins
career would be launched, and they would never look back.
In 1972, Sidney and
Lindsay were hired by Director Joseph Seargent to play the role of “Jill” in
the movie Sunshine. The girls would be hired because they were twins but
their willingness to work and take direction would make their careers.
Having twins on a set made filming easier since twice as many hours could be
covered. This was not a normal practice back in the 70's and would be
something the Greenbush twins would practically pioneer and make into a
Hollywood staple making room for other stars such as Mary Kate and Ashley
Joseph Seargent adored
the twins, and when he heard that Michael Landon was looking for a child to
play his youngest daughter in the TV adapted version of Little House on The
Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, he immediately referred the twins to
Michael Landon. An interview was set up, and the twins were brought in to
Landon’s office. When the twins arrived it was requested by Landon that they
interview without their mother present in the room. This was allowed, and
the twins were sent into the interview alone. Landon was immediately
impressed with how the twins felt comfortable in new surroundings and with
complete strangers. They did not seem distressed at all by being separate
from their mother. This was an important test to see how the twins would
react before filming. This trait in the twins personality would follow them
and further launch their careers.
At the age if three the
Greenbush twins were hired and filming for the pilot began in the summer of
1973. The made for TV-movie aired on NBC later that same year. The pilot had
such high ratings that NBC decided to make it into a weekly television
series. In 1974, Little House on the Prairie became a staple of weekly
viewing all across America instantly shooting the twins to celebrity status.
Now, they were one of the most sought after child stars in Hollywood.
During the nine-year run
of the series, the twins did numerous commercials for companies such as
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Madri Gra, Doublemint Gum, Mattel, and various
others. They were even the spokes persons for Hallmark representing the
Raggedy Ann & Andy table decorations for Valentines Day. They also did
multiple television, and radio interviews along with charity events and
awards dinners. They continuously showed how they could handle being in the
lime light and public speaking engagements.
After the show ended,
the twins continued to go on interviews but found that they were competing
to much with each other after being told by a casting agent that they didn’t
want to have to choose between the two girls. At that point the twins
decided not to go on the same interviews. Sidney landed a role in the
children’s movie Hambone & Hille. Sidney would co-star with Alan Hale, Jr.
who played the “Skipper” on the famed Gilligan’s Island. Lindsay would
appear opposite Lee Horsley in an episode of Matt Houston about teenage
With the twins now being
sixteen years of age, it was getting increasingly harder to land jobs. The
industry liked to hire Actors over 18 who appeared young, such as Michael J.
Fox in Family Ties, to get around the child labor laws and social workers
that are required. At this point the twins decided to take a break and
concentrate on graduation and college. Sidney missed acting and tried out
for a part in her High School Drama department play. She was cast as three
different characters in the play The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby by
Charles Dickens. The high school’s version was condensed to eight hours and
was sold out every night.
Both Sidney and Lindsay
still receive fan mail from the show. In 2003 the Web site
www.greenbushtwins.com was created to help keep the fans informed of
appearances and projects that the girls were working on. The girls have made
several public appearances both together and separate and continue to show
their skill and speaking ability in front of large groups.
In 2005, the twins were
invited to appear at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice Nebraska
along with other cast members. There were autograph signing sessions along
with open Question and Answer forums. This event was recorded as the highest
attended function ever at the monument.
In February of 2007,
Sidney appeared at the Horse Affairs in Boise Idaho. There she did several
Television and radio interviews including one on the local news. Sidney also
recorded sound bites for their advertising campaign and held several open
format Question and Answer sessions with attendees. In the evening, Sidney
was the Co-Master of ceremonies for their Night of The Horse Event.
Today, Sidney enjoys
being out in the public and talking with fans about personal experiences or
products she has used both professional and personally. She is an excellent
representative and spokes person. Sidney now spends her days traveling to
different places either to meet with fans or work in her mobile booth.
Sidney still loves giving lectures or answering questions for fans, and fans
are always welcome to email her directly from the Web site.