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Michael Landon Children, Wife, Biography, & Net Worth

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About Michael Landon

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest HillsQueens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. Michael Landon was a popular American actor, director, and producer. Considered to be a television legend, he was featured on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.

Landon, who was from a Jewish-Catholic family, grew up in a largely Protestant neighborhood, battling personal issues both at home and the schoolyard. Overcoming the odds, he successfully auditioned for the Warner Bros. acting school and made his screen debut in 1955 in an episode of the comedy-western ‘Luke and the Tenderfoot’. He landed his first leading role in the cult classic ‘I Was a Teenage Werewolf’ in 1957 and followed that up by playing an albino in the critically acclaimed ‘God’s Little Acre’

In 1959, he was cast in his career-defining role as Little Joe Cartwright in the Western-drama ‘Bonanza’. Since then, he had portrayed other memorable characters on TV, such as Charles Ingalls in ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and Jonathan Smith in ‘Highway to Heaven’, establishing a glorious and lasting legacy. He had written, directed, and produced several episodes of his various shows as well as numerous telefilms. He was also an accomplished singer, releasing several tracks over the years. In 1984, Landon received his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bio/Wiki

Birth Name Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Nick Name Michael Landon, Landon, Michael
Age 54 Years 8 Months 1 Day
Religion Not Known
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Birth Place Forest Hills, New York City, United States
Date of Birth October 31, 1936
Day- Saturday
Date of Death July 1, 1991
Age 54 Years 8 Months 1 Day [1]wikipedia
Cause of Death Cancer
Death Place Malibu, California, United States
Nationality American
Residence Not Known
Home Town Not Known
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
Weight (Approx.) Not Known

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director and producer born on October 31, 1936, in Queens, New York. Born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, he changed his name to Michael Landon after entering acting school.

Landon appeared in several notable roles, starring in the film I Was a Teenage Werewolf and the TV series Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. Landon died of cancer on July 1, 1991.

Originally named Eugene Maurice Orowitz, Landon was born on October 31, 1936, in New York City, New York to parents Peggy (née O’Neill) and Eli Maurice Orowitz. He had a sister named Evelyn who was three years older than him. In 1941, the family relocated to Philadelphia, New Jersey where his Bar Mitzvah was held at Temple Beth Shalom. Eli worked as a studio publicist and theatre manager while Peggy was a comedian and dancer.

 He had a troublesome childhood with an emotionally unstable mother at home and social pressures at school. Once, during a beach vacation, his mother attempted suicide by drowning herself.

Family

Mother’s Name Peggy
Father’s Name Eli Maurice Orowitz
Brother Not Known
Sister Not Known

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Profession Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
Brands Endorsed Not Known
Career Manager Not Known

Awards

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Relationship & more

Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse Cindy Landon (M. 1983–1991), Dodie Levy-Fraser (M. 1956–1962), Lynn Noe (M. 1963–1982)
Children Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, Christopher Landon, Jennifer Landon, Josh Fraser Landon, Leslie Landon, Mark Landon, Michael Landon Jr., Sean Matthew Landon, Shawna Landon

Favorite Things

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Money Factor

Estimated Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
Annual Salary Under Review.
Income Source Primary Income source TV Actor (profession).

 

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Michael Landon Net Worth: $40 Million

Тhе Аmеrісаn асtоr, рrоduсеr, wrіtеr аnd dіrесtоr Місhаеl Lаndоn hаd аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf ѕоmеwhеrе nеаr $40 mіllіоn аt thе dау hе раѕѕеd аwау. Не ассоmрlіѕhеd hіѕ wеаlth frоm hіѕ wоrk іn fіlmѕ аnd ѕеrіеѕ. Місhаеl Lаndоn ѕаlаrу аnd еаrnіngѕ реr еріѕоdе оf thе ѕеrіеѕ hе wоrkеd оn аrе nоt rеvеаlеd. Місhаеl Lаndоn wаѕ оnе оf thе grеаtеѕt асtоrѕ whо саmе frоm thе 50ѕ. Не hаd 59 сrеdіtѕ аѕ аn асtоr іn fіlmѕ аnd ѕеrіеѕ аlоng wіth оthеr wоrk fоr hіm іn thе іnduѕtrу.
Місhаеl Lаndоn, Мау Yоur Ѕоul Rеѕt Іn Реасе.

Michael Landon owned several pieces of valuable real estate during his time. He owned a seven-bedroom mansion in Malibu that featured 70 feet of ocean frontage. He sold that house in 1989 for $6 million which is equal to around $11 million today. In 2014, an updated version of that home sold for $40 million. Michael owned another mansion in Malibu canyon that was much more private. This second property is an equestrian compound that has a 9000 square foot home.

Career

Two of his first big roles were as Tony Rivers in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and Tom Dooley in the western The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959). That same year he was approached by producer David Dortort to star in a pilot called The Restless Gun (1957), which was renamed when the series was picked up to Bonanza (1959). Landon played Little Joe Cartwright, the youngest of the three Cartwright brothers, a cocky and somewhat rebellious youth nevertheless had a way with the ladies.

For 14 years, Landon became the heart and soul of the show, endearing himself to both younger and older viewers, and he became a household name during the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1968, after almost ten years of playing Little Joe, he wanted an opportunity to direct and write some episodes of the show. After the season finale in 1972, Dan Blocker, who played his older brother Hoss and was also a close friend, died from a blood clot in his lung, after gall bladder surgery, but Michael decided to go back to work, revisiting his own character in a two-part episode called “Forever.”

Bonanza (1959) was finally canceled in early 1973, after 14 years and 430 episodes. Michael didn’t have to wait long until he landed another successful role that most TV audiences of the 1970s would thoroughly enjoy, his second TV western, for NBC, Little House on the Prairie (1974).

That show was based on a popular book written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and he played enduring patriarch and farmer Charles Ingalls. Unlike Bonanza (1959), where he was mostly just a “hired gun,” on this show he served as the producer, writer, director, and executive producer.

 Movies [2]IMDB

1956 These Wilder Years
1957 I Was a Teenage Werewolf
1958 Maracaibo
High School Confidential
God’s Little Acre
1959 The Legend of Tom Dooley
1961 The Errand Boy
1984 Sam’s Son

TV Shows & Serials List

1959-1973 Bonanza
1974-1983 Little House on the Prairie
1984-1989 Highway to Heaven

Some unknown facts about

  • He Chose His Stage Name From The Telephone Book.
  • He Was A Record-Holding Athlete.
  • Chuck Norris Taught Him Karate.
  • He Did Poorly In School Despite A High IQ.
  • His Hair Was Naturally Gray.
  • He Had A Falling Out With Melissa Gilbert.
  • Johnny Carson Was One Of His Closest Friends.
  • He Spent 34 Years At NBC.
  • He Saved His Mother’s Life As A Child.
  • He Wrote And Directed Two Semi-Autobiographical Films.
  • He Wrote The Poem Charles Reads In Season Two.

References

References
1 wikipedia
2 IMDB

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