Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor,...

Landon produced, wrote, and directed many of his series' episodes, including his shortest-lived production,...

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in Forest Hills, Queens, a neighborhood of Queens, New York. Landon's father, Eli Maurice Orowitz, was an actor and movie theater manager, and his mother,...

During his childhood, Landon was constantly worried about his mother's suicide attempts. Once the family went on a vacation on...

Stress overload from the suicide attempts of his mother caused Landon to battle the childhood problem...

In high school, Landon was an excellent javelin thrower, his 193’ 4” toss in 1954 being the longest throw by a high schooler in...

Landon decided on his surname by choosing it from a phone book. His first starring appearance was on the television series, Telephone Time in the episode, "The Mystery of Casper Hauser" as the title...

In 1958, he appeared in an episode of the ABC/Warner Bros. series Cheyenne, titled "The White Warrior". He was cast as White...

In 1957, Candlelight Records released a Michael Landon single, "Gimme a Little Kiss (Will "Ya" Huh)"/ "Be Patient With Me" during the height of his notoriety for role in the film, I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Some...

In 1959, at the age of 22, Landon began his first starring TV role as Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza, one of the first TV series to be broadcast in color. Also starring on the show were Lorne Greene,...

Receiving more fan mail than any other cast member, Landon negotiated with executive producer David Dortort and NBC to write and direct some episodes....

Along with Lorne Greene and Victor Sen Yung, Landon appeared in all 14 seasons of the series. Landon was loyal...

The year after Bonanza was canceled, Landon went on to star as Charles Ingalls in the pilot of what...

As Little House on the Prairie executive producer, Landon hired five sets of real-life siblings to appear on the show: Melissa and Jonathan Gilbert (Laura Ingalls and Willie Oleson),...

Landon's son, Michael Landon Jr., appeared as Jim in the episode "The Election". Landon's daughter, Leslie Landon, was also in...

The show was nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe awards. After eight seasons, Little House was retooled...

Melissa Gilbert said of her on- and off-screen chemistry with Landon, “He was very much like a ‘second father’ to me. My...

After producing both "Little House..." and later the Father Murphy TV series, Landon starred in another successful program. In Highway to Heaven, he played a probationary...

By 1985, prior to hiring his son, Michael Landon, Jr., as a member of his camera crew, he also brought real-life cancer patients and disabled people to the set. His decision to work with disabled people led...

In 1973, Landon was an episode director and writer for the short-lived NBC romantic anthology series Love Story. In 1982, he co-produced an NBC "true story" television movie, Love is Forever, starring...

Sam's Son was a 1984 coming-of-age feature film written and directed by Landon and loosely based on his early life. The...

After the cancellation of Highway to Heaven and before his move to CBS, Landon wrote and directed the teleplay Where Pigeons Go to Die. Based on a novel of the...

Up through the run of Highway to Heaven, all of Landon's television programs were broadcast on NBC. After the cancellation of Highway, he moved to CBS and in 1991 starred in a two-hour pilot called...

In February 1959, Landon's father succumbed to a heart attack. In 1973, while a student at the University of Arizona, his eldest daughter Cheryl was involved in a serious car collision just outside of Tucson,...

Landon began to suffer from severe abdominal pain in February 1991 while on a skiing vacation in Utah. On April 5, 1991, pancreatic cancer was diagnosed;...

Landon's son, Michael Jr., produced a memorial special, Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and...

In his final 1991 Tonight Show appearance, Johnny Carson related how the actor took him back to a restaurant the two had dined at previously. Carson had been led to...

A made-for-TV movie, Michael Landon, the Father I Knew, co-written and directed by his son Michael, Jr., aired on CBS in May 1999. John Schneider starred in the title role as...

A plaque and small playground referred to as the "Little Treehouse on the Prairie" was erected in Knights Park, a central...


- Check Complete Bio in Wikipedia -

Related videos to Michael Landon



Related links to Michael Landon


  • Michael Landon - Highway to Heaven, Little…
    The second child whose mother, a popular comedienne, was an Irish Catholic and whose father, a theater manager, was Jewish, Michael Landon was born Eu...

  • Michael Landon - TV.com
    Michael Landon biography, pictures, credits, quotes and more... Michael was a well-rounded actor. He starred in three extremely successful series during his...

  • Michael Landon - Biography - MSN Movies
    Michael Landon biography: The son of a Jewish movie-publicist father and an Irish Catholic musical-comedy actress, Michael...

  • Michael Landon Biography, Filmography,…
    News: • Celebrity Birthdays, October 31 • Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31 • Melissa Gilbert Cast In 'Little House' Musical • Michael Landon's Daughter Prays For ...

  • Michael Landon - Everything on Michael…
    Michael Landon (October 31, 1936–July 1, 1991), born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, was an American actor and director. Landon's father, Eli Maurice Orowitz, was Jewish and his ...

  • Michael Landon | Movies and Biography -…
    Find the complete movie career of Michael Landon, including filmography, awards and biography on Yahoo! Movies. Boyishly handsome, immensely popular TV star who appeared in ...

  • Michael Landon (I) - Biography
    Michael Landon (I) on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more... ... Date of Birth 31 October 1936, Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

  • Michael Landon - Biography on Bio.
    Born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, his father did some work in the entertainment business and his mother had been a show girl on Broadway.

  • Michael Landon Biography, Pictures, Images,…
    Michael Landon (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) was born on Saturday, October 31, 1936 and was a famous actor

  • Michael Landon Biography
    Michael Landon biography and related resources. ... Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 - July 1, 1991), born Eugene Maurice Horowitz, was an American actor and director.