Michael Landon by Aileen JoyceHandsome, full of life and energy, Michael Landon stole Americas heart as Little Joe in the hit TV show Bonanza--and just never gave it back. Capturing millions of fans as the ideal father Charles Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, the first show he ever produced, he portrayed the virtues of hard work, honesty and family love to become the best-loved television star of his generation.
But his kind public image hid another side of Michael Landon. A man deeply scarred by his traumatic childhood. A man who conquered a terrible drug abuse and who endured the pain of two divorces. A man driven by his need to climb to the top of his profession at any price. And, when hed finally found happiness in his work, and the love of Cindy, his third wife and their two children, he discovered his final challenge: a crippling cancer that ravaged his body and cut short his life.
Michael Landon: His Triumph and Tragedytells the whole story for the first time. From his terrible childhood in New Jersey, his lucky break in Hollywood and glittering success as Americas heart throb to his heroic fight against illness that served as an inspiration to us all.
Michael Landon died on July 1, 1991.
His father was Jewish ,  his mother was Roman Catholic. Eugene was the Orowitz family's second child; their daughter, Evelyn, was born three years earlier, in In , when Landon was four years old, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey. His family recalls that Landon "went through a lot of hassle studying for the big event, which included bicycling to a nearby town every day in order to learn how to read Hebrew and recite prayers. During his childhood, Landon was constantly worrying about his mother attempting suicide. On a family beach vacation his mother tried to drown herself, but Michael rescued her.
In the fight against pancreatic cancer, clinical trials often provide the best treatment options. Call , email info pancan. He brought out spoons and let me run around eating as much strawberry snow as I could. He loved to create adventure for us kids. The Landon family enjoys time together when the children were young. Michael Landon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April and passed away three months after that. Not long after, when Jennifer was 7 and Sean was 4, pancreatic cancer hit their family hard, out of the blue.
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Landon was married three times, and father to nine children. The couple together had four children before their divorce in
Landon died of cancer on July 1, Television actor. His father, Eli Maurice Orowitz, was an actor and movie theater manager. Mother Peggy O'Neill was an actress. The family moved to the suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey, where the young Eugene grew up.