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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 12,643,933 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Landon is the 328th most popular actor (down from 268th in 2019), the 602nd most popular biography from United States (down from 519th in 2019) and the 167th 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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Among actors, Michael Landon ranks 328 out of 9,996Before him are Ed Harris, Hugh Grant, Kim Novak, Lon Chaney, Demi Moore, and Michael Keaton. After him are Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Andy García, Janet Leigh, Charles Dance, and Burt Reynolds.

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Among people born in 1936, Michael Landon ranks 31Before him are Zubin Mehta, Glen Campbell, Jim Clark, Ismail Kadare, Aga Khan IV, and Virna Lisi. After him are Burt Reynolds, Buddy Holly, Tariq Aziz, Albert Finney, Roy Orbison, and Margaret Hamilton. Among people deceased in 1991, Michael Landon ranks 23Before him are Soichiro Honda, Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, Margot Fonteyn, David Lean, and Marcel Lefebvre. After him are Martha Graham, Rajiv Gandhi, Max Frisch, Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, and Gene Tierney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 602 out of 18,182Before him are Demi Moore (1962), Glenn Miller (1904), Jim Mattis (1950), Bill Evans (1929), Michael Keaton (1951), and John Glenn (1921). After him are Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Jared Diamond (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Landon ranks 167Before him are Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), Demi Moore (1962), and Michael Keaton (1951). After him are Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Burt Reynolds (1936), Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), and Jeff Goldblum (1952).

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