Biography of Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush
These American twin actresses have the full name Rachel Lindsay Rene Bush and Sidney Robyn Danae Bush. They were born in Los Angeles on May 25, 1970. They’re Gemini. They started their careers as child actresses, perhaps best known for their role as Carrie in the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” which aired on NBC.
Their Lives and Education
Lindsay and Sidney are identical twins. Their father was a character actor who’s perhaps best known after starring in films such as “The Hitcher,” “Five Easy Pieces,” and “Critters,” namely Billy ‘Green’ Bush. They also have a brother who is also an actor, namely Clay. They spent their childhood time attending various filming locations with their father.
Both moved to a condominium closer to the set of “Little House on the Prairie” after spending their childhood on a farm in Malibu, California.
Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1988. Lindsay Greenbush continued her college education in accounting at California State Lutheran University and graduated in 1992.
Then Lindsay went on to study theater arts at Moorpark College but dropped out after the first year and did not attain a degree. Meanwhile, Sidney Greenbush also continued his studies in animal science in 1992 and obtained an Associate degree from Pierce College.
Lindsay and Sidney started their acting careers in the 1973 biographical drama “Sunshine,” directed by Joseph Sargent. The biographical drama tells the true story of a mother who had terminal cancer and decided to make a series of audiotapes for her daughter before she died.
After “Sunshine,” they recommend Sargent to the director and actor Michael Landon for casting for the series “Little House on the Prairie.” After Landon met them, Landon signed them to the role of Carrie Ingalls. “Little House on the Prairie” is a western historical drama based on the eponymous book series by Laura Ingalls that aired for nine seasons on NBC from September 11, 1974, to March 1, 1983.
“Little House on the Prairie” made Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush even more famous, with many fans hoping they would fill more screens with their acting talent. These Greenbush twin sisters first appeared together in an episode of season five.
They played Carrie and her imaginary friend. The series was renamed “Little House: New Beginnings” in 1982 without Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush. After the success of “Little House on the Prairie,” Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush appeared in various commercials for brands such as Doublemint Gum, Mattel Toys, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Lindsay starred in an episode of the crime drama series “Matt Houston” in 1983, playing a victim of abuse as a guest. Then the following year, Sidney also played in the comedy film “Hambone and Hillie” with Lillian Gish and O.J. Simpsons.
The Greenbush Twins often auditioned together during the 1980s, but they often received many rejections from casting directors because they thought they were too old for child roles or didn’t want to choose between the two. So, Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush decided to retire from acting and focus on their education instead.
Life: Love & Relationship
Lindsay decided to move to Taos, New Mexico, after ending her education at Moorpark College in 1993. Lindsay had a relationship with an anonymous man from Taos before moving back to California a few years later. They were blessed with a daughter named Katelynn Danae. Then she worked as a horse trainer in Simi Valley, California, and met her first husband, Frank Dornan.
Then, Lindsay Greenbush returned to her second marriage with her second husband, Daniel Sanchez, in 2014. Lindsay and Daniel first met during the filming of “Little House on the Prairie”. At that time, Daniel was a child living in the area where Lindsay lived, which was close to the set. So Daniel often visited the set, while Michael Landon even allowed him to watch the filming. After decades later, they meet again and reconnect.
Meanwhile, Sidney was married to Charles Caraccilo, a police officer, during 1992-1998. Then, two years after her divorce, Sidney married horse breeder and veterinarian William ‘Rocky’ Foster.
William committed suicide in May 2009 after being married to Sidney Greenbush for nine years. They had marriage issues at that time. Two days before William’s death, Sidney said she wanted a divorce. Sidney has no children and currently decides to be single.
Where are they currently?
Currently, Lindsay and her husband live on their farm near Malibu. They also work as equine iridologists and do property management too. In addition, Lindsay also volunteers for Kid Gloves Boxing of Simi Valley, a non-profit organization that encourages children to participate in sports.
Sidney pursued a career in pro-rodeo and became a member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association after graduating college. She is also a professional in breeding, training, and selling American Quarter horses in Littlerock, California.
The other interesting facts
In the opening scene in the series “Little House on the Prairie,” there is a scene where Sidney Greenbush falls because she had her shoes on the wrong feet. But Michael Landon, the director, confessed that he liked the scene because it was a natural accident and it was so worth it.
The Greenbush Twins have had a great big interest in horses since they were three years old. In 1998, Lindsay and Sidney joined the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Sidney Greenbush became one of the top-ranked barrel racers in the US. On the other side, Lindsay has picked up amateur boxing and martial arts as her hobbies.
Net Worth, Age, and Appearance
They are 51 years old. Lindsay is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 132 lbs, and also has long brown hair and brown eyes. Lindsay’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of July 2021.
Her twin sister, Sidney Greenbush, is 5 feet 4 inches (1.62m), weighs about 140lbs (63kgs), and has long brown hair with blonde highlights. Her net worth is estimated at over $700,000 as of July 2021.