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Michael Landon Death, Biography, Wiki, Career, Family, Wife, Zodiac Sign, Daughter, Movies and More

Michael Landon was an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee and Golden Globe winner.

Michael Landon’s Bio, Wiki and Quick Facts

Full Name: Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Born Date: 31 Oct, 1936
Age: 87 years old
Horoscope: Scorpio
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Stone: Garnet
Lucky Color: Purple
Best Match for Marriage: Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: United States
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
Relationship Status: married
Married Date: February 14, 1983
Wife Cindy Landon
Net Worth $40 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Grey
Birth Place Forest Hills, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Christian
Education University of Southern California
Father Peggy
Mother Eli Maurice Orowitz
Kids (9) Mark, Josh, Dodie, Leslie, Michael, Shawna, Christopher, Lynn, Sean, Cindy
IMDB Eugene Maurice Orowitz IMDB
Wiki Eugene Maurice Orowitz Wiki

How rich was Michael Landon?

Michael Landon has undoubtedly made a lot of money throughout the course of his career. His net worth is expected to be $40 million.

Early Life and Childhood | Age, Birthdate, Nationality, Education and Family:

Eugene Maurice Orowitz, also known as Michael Landon, was born on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, New York, USA. In addition, he was born to Peggy and Eli Maurice Orowitz.

He had a sister called Elvelyn three years previously. He attended Collingswood High School. Later on, he enrolled in the University of Southern California.


He began experiencing stomach pain in February 1991. On April 5, 1991, he received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. As a result, his cancer has spread to his liver and is deadly. Michael Landon, 54, died on July 1, 1991, in Malibu, California.

Personal Life

Michael Landon’s marriage to Dodie Levy-Fraser lasted from March 11, 1956 to December 1, 1962. Following their divorce, he married Lynn Noe from January 12, 1963 to January 2, 1982.

He later married Cindy Landon on February 14, 1983, till his death. In addition, he has nine children: Mark, Josh, Dodie, Leslie, Michael, Shawna, Christopher, Lynn, Sean and Cindy.

Professional Life | Famous and Hit Movies:

Michael Landon chose the name from a phone book and used it as his stage name before beginning his career. He appeared in the television series Luke and the Tenderfoot as ‘The Boston Kid‘. Later, he played the title character in the episode ‘The Mystery of Casper Hauser’. It appeared in the CBS anthology series “Telephone Time” in 1956.

In 1956, he played recurrent parts as ‘Armand De Nivernais/Jerome Juventin’ in ‘The Adventures of Jim Bowie’. From 1956 to 1957, he also played ‘Race Stevens,’ ‘Johnny Rico,’ and ‘Danny’ in the film ‘Crossroads. In addition, he appeared in the horror film “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” in 1957.

Michael Landon with his family, Photo Via; Online

He was offered roles in ‘Maracaibo’, ‘High School Confidential’, and ‘The Legend of Tom Dooley. He portrayed the character ‘Dave Dawson’ in God’s Little Acre. At the age of 22, he was cast as ‘Little Joe Cartwright’ on ‘Bonanza’. During his acting career, he was cast in several parts. People prioritized and respected him despite the fact that there were many other big stars.

More About Career

He portrayed ‘Angel Jonathan Smith,’ who gets stripped of his wings and sent to Earth. As a result, it was used the NBC fantasy drama series ‘Highway to Heaven’ (1984–89). Michael Landon quickly gained the attention of both spectators and directors.

Aside from that, he published his debut single, ‘Gimme a Little Kiss (Will “Ya” Huh)’/’Be Patient With Me’ through ‘Candlelight Records’ in 1957. Following the success of the film “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” the single was released. As a result, some copies of the record featured ‘Teenage Werewolf’ on the cover rather than his stage name. In 1964, he sang ‘Linda Is Lonesome’/’Without You’ for the television show Bonanza.

Michael Landon Movies, Photo Via; Online

In his first television film, ‘Swing Out, Sweet Land’ in 1970, he starred alongside John Wayne and Lucille Ball. Aside from that, he wrote and directed the short-lived romantic anthology show ‘Love Story’ (1973). His final endeavor was a made-for-television drama called “Us,” which he wrote, directed, and acted in. As a result, the picture premiered posthumously on CBS on September 20, 1991.

Body Measurements

Michael Landon’s height is 5’9” and his weight is unknown. The star had dark brown eyes and grey hair.

Furthermore, he is not perceived as active on any of the social media platforms.

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