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 (1974–1983), 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 14,758,343 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Michael Landon is the 275th most popular actor (up from 327th in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from United States (up from 602nd in 2019) and the 135th 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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  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michael Landons by language

Over the past year Michael Landon has had the most page views in the with 1,835,274 views, followed by French (300,498), and German (293,866). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (1,117.27%), Uzbek (257.43%), and Persian (159.12%)


Among actors, Michael Landon ranks 275 out of 13,578Before him are Benny Hill, Virna Lisi, David Carradine, George Lazenby, Kathy Bates, and Silvana Mangano. After him are Glenn Close, Demi Moore, Liza Minnelli, Vittorio Gassman, Kurt Russell, and William Holden.

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Among people born in 1936, Michael Landon ranks 28Before him are Barack Obama Sr., Harald zur Hausen, Uwe Seeler, Zubin Mehta, Virna Lisi, and David Carradine. After him are Ferid Murad, Richard Bach, Georges Perec, Roy Orbison, Aga Khan IV, and Glen Campbell. Among people deceased in 1991, Michael Landon ranks 20Before him are Miles Davis, Gustáv Husák, Soichiro Honda, Graham Greene, Lazar Kaganovich, and Frank Capra. After him are Marcel Lefebvre, Rajiv Gandhi, Oona O'Neill, Arno Breker, Margot Fonteyn, and Henri Lefebvre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 509 out of 20,380Before him are John Cazale (1935), Jean Seberg (1938), Nancy Reagan (1921), David Carradine (1936), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Kathy Bates (1948). After him are Glenn Close (1947), Demi Moore (1962), Liza Minnelli (1946), Katherine Johnson (1918), William P. Murphy (1892), and Kurt Russell (1951).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 135Before him are Talia Shire (1946), John Cazale (1935), Jean Seberg (1938), Nancy Reagan (1921), David Carradine (1936), and Kathy Bates (1948). After him are Glenn Close (1947), Demi Moore (1962), Liza Minnelli (1946), Kurt Russell (1951), William Holden (1918), and Christopher Reeve (1952).

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