Michael Landon

1936 - 1991

Michael Landon

Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, singer and producer. 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 8,000,792 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 238th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Landon ranks 237 out of 8,832Before him are Richard Widmark, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nancy Reagan, Jared Leto, Mireille Darc, and Natalie Wood. After him are Warren Beatty, John Cazale, Jeremy Irons, Bela Lugosi, Michael J. Fox, and Leonard Nimoy.

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Among people born in 1936, Michael Landon ranks 27Before him are Barry Barish, John McCain, Ismail Kadare, Zubin Mehta, Wilt Chamberlain, and Ursula Andress. After him are Burt Reynolds, Jim Clark, Harald zur Hausen, Aga Khan IV, Buddy Holly, and Georges Perec. Among people deceased in 1991, Michael Landon ranks 18Before him are John Bardeen, Gustáv Husák, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, and Soichiro Honda. After him are Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, Marcel Lefebvre, Margot Fonteyn, Max Frisch, and Ragnar Granit.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 471 out of 12,171Before him are Frank Abagnale (1948), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Natalie Wood (1938), and Isaac Singer (1811). After him are The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Warren Beatty (1937), Susan Sontag (1933), John Cazale (1935), Washington Irving (1783), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 121Before him are Kathy Bates (1948), Richard Widmark (1914), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Nancy Reagan (1921), Jared Leto (1971), and Natalie Wood (1938). After him are Warren Beatty (1937), John Cazale (1935), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Sidney Poitier (1927), Willem Dafoe (1955), and James Caan (1940).