Thursday, June 4, 2009


Michael Landon (sorry I did not make it on Picasa). Anyway,
Michael Landon was born on October 31, 1936 in New York. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Orowitz. He had one sister, Evelyn (born in 1933). His real name was Eugene Maurice Orowitz. He found "Michael Landon" in the phonebook. He played Little Joe in Bonanza. He was in Gunsmoke and some TV shows. Of course he was on Little House as Charles Ingalls "Pa"
He appeared in little house 1974-1983. He was also a writer and filmed that show. It was the most wonderful TV show ever! He appear in Highway to Heaven (1982 or 1983 to 1986).
He married three time. He had nine kids. Four were biological and five were adopted kids. One of his children, Mark Frasier was found dead a few weeks ago. He was only 60.
He smoked a lot. Of course "Pa" used pipes. He used one or two packs of smoke a day. He got cancer. It was pancreatic. That was because he smoked so much. Sadly, on July 1, 1991, he died. Many little House cast members were very sad about his death.
Also many kids in little house (like Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush and other kids) said He ate frogs. Anyway, he got a frog in his mouth and waited for people talk and he started to say, "Hi" and frog came out. Some people got grossed out. Kids think it is funny.


  1. BG, I do believe that this is the most interesting biography of Michael Landon I ever read! I had no idea he ate frogs. Did you know that some people fry frog legs? They do, and they taste sort of like chicken. They are the very large bull frogs that are eaten.

    I think ML was very handsome. He was also a great actor. I had no idea he had so many kids, and I'm sorry to hear about his 60 year old son.

    Thanks for all of this information. It was also interesting to read that ML was really named Eugene.


    Sheila :-)

  2. I really enjoyed this great biography. I learnt so much about Michael Landon. I can always remember watching Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid. I would love it to be shown again so that Jessica can see it.
    Hope the unpacking is going well. Please say "Hi" to your Mom. Thanks for the questions for Jessica she will answer them soon.