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Landon, Michael

Born: 1936 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Artists, Producers

1936 – He was born on the 31st day of October this year in Forest Hills, New York.


1941 – He and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey, where he attended Collingswood High School.


1950 – He became one of the more popular and enduring young actors of this year, making his first appearance in The Mystery of Casper Hauser.


1957 – He also revamped the classic film, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”.


1959 – He had his first starring TV role at the age of 22 as Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza, one of the first TV series to be in color.


1962 – He released a Bonanza related single, Gimme A Little Kiss/Be Patient With Me, on Colombia Records.


1968 – He directed his first episode.


1972 – His co-star and friend Dan Blocker died.


1973 – His step-daughter, Cheryl was involved in a serious car accident. She was hospitalized in a coma.


1976 – His step-daughter suffered bouts of depression which led to an addiction to painkillers.


1980 – His second marriage ended in a very bitter and public divorce this year.


1981 – His mother, Peggy O’ Neill, died.


1985 – His son Michael Landon Jr. hired by his father as a member of his camera crew, he also brought real-life cancer patients and disabled people to the set.


1989 – He is widely known for his roles as Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven.


1991 – He died on the 1st day of July died in Malibu, California, at the age of 54.


1998 – He was inducted posthumously into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.