Michael Landon was an actor, producer, writer and director from the United States of America. He had various popular roles in series which span over decades such as “Bonanza” with 427 episodes in it. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Michael Landon in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Michael Landon birth name is Eugene Maurice Orowitz. He was born on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills in New York City, New York, United States. His father’s name is Eli Maurice Orowitz and his mother Peggy O’Neill was a comedian and dancer.
Michael Landon studied at the Collingswood High School in New Jersey where he moved to when he was a child. He won a scholarship to the University of Southern California after he achieved a javelin throw record, but he ripped his shoulder bonds and ended everything connected to that including his career and the university’s scholarship.
Michael Landon had been into marriages, divorces and had children that are all officially confirmed. His first married was from 1956-1962 to Dodie Levy-Fraser, and they were the parents of 2 sons, Josh Fraser Landon and actor Mark Landon. His second marriage to actress Lynn Noe lasted around 19 years ending with a divorce in 1982, and they had two sons and two daughters together, Michael Landon Jr. and Christopher B. Landon, Leslie Landon and Shawna Landon.
Michael Landon 3rd and last marriage makeup artist and producer Cindy Landon. They had one daughter and one son together, Jennifer Landon and Sean Matthew Landon.
On July 1, 1991, Michael Landon died because of cancer in Malibu, California, United States, at the age of 54.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Michael Landon began his career in acting in the middle of the 50s with guest roles in series. His debut film role was in a horror film titled “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” which is one of his most popular movies of all time. Throughout his career, he had three popular series work including western “Bonanza”, western drama “Little House on the Prairie” and drama named “Highway to Heaven”.
Michael Landon received around 15 award wins and nominations. The awards which he won were all for his performances in series including “Little House on the Prairie” and “Bonanza”.
Michael Landon last appearance was in the same year he passed away in a drama TV movie named “Us” which he was the writer, director and producer of.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actor, producer, writer and director Michael Landon had an estimated net worth of somewhere near $40 million at the day he passed away. He accomplished his wealth from his work in films and series. Michael Landon salary and earnings per episode of the series he worked on are not revealed.
Michael Landon was one of the greatest actors who came from the 50s. He had 59 credits as an actor in films and series along with other work for him in the industry.
Michael Landon, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.