Michael Landon

1936 - 1991

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Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1982), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Landon has received more than 10,066,816 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Michael Landon is the 268th most popular actor (down from 235th in 2019), the 519th most popular biography from United States (down from 471st in 2019) and the 141st most popular American Actor.

Michael Landon is most famous for his role as Little Joe Cartwright on the television series Bonanza.

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  • 74.36

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  • 35

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  • 4.41

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  • 3.51

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Among actors, Michael Landon ranks 268 out of 10,030Before him are George Peppard, Silvana Mangano, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kris Jenner, Thespis, and William Holden. After him are Jodie Foster, Richard Widmark, Giuliano Gemma, Tyrone Power, Farrah Fawcett, and Dwayne Johnson.

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Among people born in 1936, Michael Landon ranks 25Before him are F. W. de Klerk, Dennis Hopper, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Barry Barish, Glen Campbell, and Ursula Andress. After him are Uwe Seeler, Aga Khan IV, Ismail Kadare, Georges Perec, Harald zur Hausen, and Albert Finney. Among people deceased in 1991, Michael Landon ranks 19Before him are Edwin McMillan, Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, and John Bardeen. After him are Lazar Kaganovich, Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, and Max Frisch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 519 out of 15,968Before him are George A. Romero (1940), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Allen Ginsberg (1926), William Holden (1918), Babe Ruth (1895), and Jim Jones (1931). After him are Lou Reed (1942), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Jodie Foster (1962), Richard Widmark (1914), and Michael Porter (1947).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 141Before him are Demi Moore (1962), Bill Murray (1950), George Peppard (1928), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Kris Jenner (1955), and William Holden (1918). After him are Jodie Foster (1962), Richard Widmark (1914), Tyrone Power (1914), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Dwayne Johnson (1972), and Ed Harris (1950).

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