Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936 in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza, Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven. Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.
About Michael Landon in brief
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936 in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza, Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven. Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball. He was an excellent javelin thrower, with his 193 ft 4 in toss in 1954 being the longest throw by a high schooler in the United States that year. He suffered from bedwetting, which was documented in the unauthorized biography Michael Landon: His Triumph and Tragedy. His mother put his wet sheets on display outside his window for all to see, and he ran home every day and tried to remove them before his classmates could see. He had a role in I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Maracaibo, High School Confidential, the notorious God’s Little Acre, and The Legend of Tom Dooley, as well as many roles on television, such as Crossroads, The Restless Gun, Sheriff of Cochise, U.S. Marshal, Crusader, Frontier Doctor, The Rifleman, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Johnny Staccato, Wire Service, The Court of Last Resort, State Trooper, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Tall Man, Tombstone Territory, with John Carradine and Wanted Dead or Alive, starring Steve McQueen. He also appeared in at least 2 episodes of Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater including \”Gift from a Gunman\” in 1957 and \”Living is a Lonely Thing\” in 1959.
In 1964, RCA Victor Records released another single by Landon, without the name Landon. In 1962, both the A-side and B-side of the record were re-released on the record label F-Gono Fono. In 1957, Candlelight Records released a MichaelLandon single, \”Gimme a Little Kiss With Me With Me A Little Kiss\” In 1964,. Victor records released a single that included a picture of Landon’s then-current Bonanza role on the sleeve of a sleeve that included the picture of his then- current Bonanza show show show artist, Linda Lonesome Isome, without Landon credited as the artist rather than as Landon himself. He died of a heart attack at the age of 69 in 1998. He has been married to his long-term girlfriend, Barbara, since the early 1990s. He and his wife had three children, two of whom have died of natural causes, and one of whom died in a car accident in 2007. He wrote and directed several films, including I Was A Teenage Werewolf, The Legend Of Tom Do Foley, and The Last Man on Earth, starring John Cusack. He appeared in the TV series Cheyenne as White Hawk a. k. a. Alan Horn, a young white man raised by Indians after the death of his parents.