Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
6. Michael has a total of 9 children but all are not his biologically. Michael adopted his first wife's son, Mark. He also adopted a newborn named Josh. He has a step-daughter from his marriage to Lynn Noe. Lynn and Michael had 4 children of their own (Leslie, Michael Jr., Shawna and Chris). With his third wife Cindy, he had 2 children (Jennifer and Sean).
He picked it out of a phone book..
Cancer. Michael died on July 1, 1991 of pancreatic cancer.
Eli and Peggy. Eli Orowitz was Jewish and Peggy O'Neill was Irish-Catholic. Growing up was horrible for Michael and his family because they were teased and tormented due to the Jewish side.
2. He got a divorce from his first wife, Dodie Fraser, in 1962. Then, he got a divorce in 1983 from his second wife, Marjorie Lynn Noe. He never got a divorce from his third wife, Cindy Clerico, because that marriage ended at the time of his death.
Eugene Maurice Orowitz. Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on Oct. 31, 1936.
Collingswood, New Jersey. The children in school nicknamed him Gene or Ugey.
Collingswood, New Jersey, the childhood home of Michael Landon is where he dealt with some of the hardest moments in his life. For example, dealing with his suicidal mother, who would have her head in the kitchen oven with the gas on when he would come home from school.
Dodie. Michael Landon had three wives. They were Dodie, Lynn, and Cindy.
His first wife Dodie was an animal lover.
|What sport was it that Michael Landon got a college scholarship for?||Michael Landon
Javelin. Michael Landon set a state record for Javelin throwing in New Jersey and it went unbeaten for 10 years.
He got a college scholarship to USC (University of Southern California).
|What other jobs did Michael Landon do on his shows besides act?||Michael Landon
Directed, wrote, produced. Michael Landon wrote, directed and produced many of the episodes for "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven".
He started writing and directing in "Bonanza".
Pancreatic Cancer. Michael Landon died of pancreatic cancer on July first, 1991. He had been battling cancer from April to July of 1991. He left his wife Cindy and his nine children.
|For which show was Michael Landon nominated for a Golden Globe Award, for Best TV Actor - Drama?||Michael Landon
Little House on the Prairie. "Little House on the Prairie" was a show about a pioneer family moving to the west and settling in Walnut Grove. This show ran on TV for 10 years.
|What religion did Michael Landon consider himself to be a part of?||Michael Landon
Jewish . Michael considered himself Jewish because he got along better with his father than his mother. His mother, Peggy Orowitz, was Irish Catholic and his father, Eli Orowitz, was Jewish.
He believed in his faith but did not attend services regularly. When he was a teenager he had his bar mitzvah.
|What character did Michael Landon play in "Little House On The Prairie"?||Michael Landon
Charles Ingalls. Michael Landon created "Little House On The Prairie" for the purpose of teaching family values and the importance of family.
Charles Ingalls was the man of the house. He was loved and respected by his family. He was a kind, hardworking, family man.
|In what movie did Michael Landon star as a teenage werewolf?||Michael Landon
I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Michael's first role in a movie was in "I was a Teenage Werewolf".
He starred in "Love is Forever" as John Everingham.
He wrote, directed, and starred in "Sam's Son" and "The Loneliest Runner". Both movies are autobiographical movies.
In the movie "I was a Teenage Werewolf" the main character, a high school aged boy, has a temper problem. This problem leads to him being sent to a mad scientist who instead of helping him with his temper, changes him into a werewolf.
|As Michael Landon's real name is Eugene Maurice Orowitz; how did he get the name Michael Landon?||Michael Landon
Phone Book. Michael Landon chose his stage name by looking in a phone book. He felt that his real name, Eugene Orowitz, would not get him very far as an actor.
He was born in Collingswood, New Jersey on October 31, 1936.