Michael Landon

Michael Landon
1936 - 1991
Michael Landon  American Actor

Michael Landon dating history


Michael Landon was previously married to Cindy Landon (1983 - 1991), Lynn Noe (1963 - 1982) and Dodie Fraser (1956 - 1962).


American Actor Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on 31st October, 1936 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 1st Jul 1991 Malibu, California, USA aged 54. He is most remembered for Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza, Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Michael Landon was in 18 on-screen matchups, including Adrienne Hayes in Bonanza (1959), Anne Benton in Bonanza (1959), BarBara Luna in Bonanza (1959), Bonnie Bedelia in Bonanza (1959) and Brooke Hayward in Bonanza (1959).

Michael Landon is a member of the following lists: Actors from New Jersey, American film actors and Actors from California.


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Married3 21 years 12 years, 10 months 7 years, 11 months
Total3 21 years 12 years, 10 months 7 years, 11 months


First Name Michael
Middle Name Maurice
Last Name Landon
Full Name at Birth Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Alternative Name Mike, Emo
Birthday 31st October, 1936
Birthplace Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died 1st July, 1991
Place of Death Malibu, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer - Pancreatic
Buried Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Good looks
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Collingswood High School, Collingswood, New Jersey, USA (1954)
Occupation Text Actor, director, producer, writer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza, Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven
Year(s) Active 1956–1991, 1955–1991
Official Websites ar.geocities.com/bonanza_la_reina_de_las_series/
Father Eli Maurice Orowitz
Mother Peggy O'Neill
Sister Evelyn Landon (sister)
Family Member Jennifer Rachel Landon, born 1983 (daughter), Mark Fraser Landon, born 1948 (adopted; Dodie's biological son), died May 11, 2009 (son), Josh Fraser Landon, born 1960 (adopted as infant), Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, born 1953 (step daughter), Leslie Ann Landon, born 1962 (daughter), Michael Landon, Jr., born 1964 (son), Shawna Leigh Landon, born 1971 (daughter), Christopher Beau Landon, born 1975 (son), Sean Matthew Landon, born 1986 (son)
Friend Victor French, Merlin Olsen, President Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, Ernest Borgnine, Johnny Carson, Dan Blocker
Associated People Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) (author), Melissa Gilbert (actress), Karen Grassle (actress)

Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1982), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.

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Michael Landon54 ScorpioActor
Cindy Landon67 AquariusActress
Lynn Noe82 GeminiActress
Dodie Fraser88Spouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Mary AmeliaFemaleKaren Grassle
Laura ElizabethKaren Grassle
CarrieKaren Grassle
GraceKaren Grassle
Mark FraserMale1st October, 195865 years oldDodie Fraser
Josh FraserMale11th February, 196064 years oldDodie Fraser
Leslie AnnFemale11th October, 196261 years oldLynn Noe
Michael Jr.Male20th June, 196459 years oldLynn Noe
Shawna LeighFemale4th December, 197152 years oldLynn Noe
Christopher BeauMale27th February, 197549 years oldLynn Noe
Jennifer RachelFemale29th August, 198340 years oldCindy Landon
Sean MathewMale4th August, 198637 years oldCindy Landon


Us1991Jeff HayesTV Movie
Where Pigeons Go to Die1990Hugh as an AdultTV Movie
Sam's Son1984Gene OrmanMovie
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children1984Charles Ingalls (voice, uncredited)TV Movie
Little House: The Last Farewell1984Charles IngallsTV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984Jonathan SmithTV Show
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday1983Charles IngallsTV Movie
Love Is Forever1983John EveringhamTV Movie
Little House Years1979Charles IngallsTV Movie
The Loneliest Runner1976John Curtis as an AdultTV Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974Charles Ingalls, NarratorTV Show
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970Peter MinuitTV Movie
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
The Errand Boy1961Little Joe Cartwright - Cameo (uncredited)Movie
The Legend of Tom Dooley1959Tom DooleyMovie
Bonanza1959Cpl. Angus Borden, Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright, Little Joe CartwrightTV Show
Johnny Staccato1959Freddie TateTV Show
God's Little Acre1958Dave DawsonMovie
High School Confidential!1958Steve BentleyMovie
Maracaibo1958Lago OrlandoMovie
The Rifleman1958Billy Mathis, Will FultonTV Show
The Texan1958Nick AhearnTV Show
U.S. Marshal1958Don SayersTV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958Carl Martin, Clay McGarrettTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958AitchinsonTV Show
I Was a Teenage Werewolf1957Tony RiversMovie
Goodyear Theatre1957'Karl Wallace'TV Show
Suspicion1957HowardTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Jackson, Tad CameronTV Show
The Court of Last Resort1957Thomas ForbesTV Show
The Restless Gun1957SandyTV Show
Tombstone Territory1957Barton Clark, Jr., Chris AndersonTV Show
Trackdown1957Jack Summers, Jed DawsTV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957Johnny RiskTV Show
Fight for the Title1957Kid LombardShort Film
These Wilder Years1956Boy in Poolhall (uncredited)Movie
Playhouse 901956Arthur Doner, Booth Latham, Douglas CunninghamTV Show
The Sheriff of Cochise1956Don SayersTV Show
State Trooper1956Joe Durando, Willie LosadaTV Show
Telephone Time1956Caspar Hauser, LombardTV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956Armand De Nivernais, Jerome JuventinTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Dan Overton, Vance CoburnTV Show
Frontier Doctor1956Jim MasonTV Show
Wire Service1956PietroTV Show
Dr. Christian1956Young manTV Show
Cheyenne1955Alan Horn, TrooperTV Show
Crossroads1955Johnny Rico, Race StevensTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955EddieTV Show
Crusader1955Dick ManningTV Show
Luke and the Tenderfoot1955Clyde MeachamTV Show
Studio 571954TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Claude Duncan, DixonTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953TV Show
Cavalcade of America1952FrankTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Don Burns, SandyTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Augie BaroneTV Show
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eagle39Jul 20, 2019

shared a link: https://www.triviatribute.com/michaellandon.html

piemeltjeFeb 1, 2012

you were so hot! you died to soon.

ljloverMar 27, 2011

I endorse all the comments about Mike dying far too soon; what a loss to us fans, but especially to his children and his wife. I loved him best as Little Joe and watched him from when I was 6. His relationship with his 'Pa' was a real one and was lovely to see. God bless him.

sharon DugganJun 23, 2010

I have been heart brocken since I heard about Michael`s cancer. I still watch Little House and cry. My children were 2 and five years old then. We watched it as a family. Since then my husband died and Michael also. It`s very sad for me.

charlotte ebelMay 20, 2010

Yes I agree with many he was a amazing man and gergous.Ijust loved watching him on little house on the praire Ithink I have all the episodes of him and Istill watch him as much as I can on t.v every night they are all reapeats but I just love little HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE. AND HIS CO- STARS WERE FANTASTIC ALSOiHOPE Micheal ask god for forgiveness and I am sure he did I know he is walking around with Merlin Olsen whoplayed Johnathon Nobody will ever take his place as an actor. LOVE YOU MICHEAL

Lloyd SavageMar 18, 2010

He was a great actor and I like the way he would laugh on Bonanza it sounded so realistic for one acting like they were laughing which can be difficult. I just hope he was saved and will be in heaven one day, I only pity the actors of the show who had to have things in the show that the divine might not have promoted like drinking in the longbranch and gunslinging etc. If Michael was and is a Christ follower until his death which likely was since he had time to consider the next life with his kind of illness, then may his soul rest in peace.

My Hero Michael LandonJan 28, 2010

Michael Landon is the greatest man in the world, is my Hero and my Idol, he is the best forever :D

Willie GreenSep 16, 2009

I too, am wondering if Michael Landon knew Jesus Christ as His personal Savior, he was such a great man.

Destiny J. AdamsJul 2, 2009

I love Michael Landon. There could be no other Little Joe!

karl59Jul 2, 2009

And a great singer Watch Hullaballoo on You Tube!

michealMay 13, 2009

Micheal Landon is so cute and very cute hes so good at acting in Little House On The Parire CCCCCUUUUTTTTEEEEEEE I love his hair so hot

natuchaApr 7, 2009

devin one the love

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