Caption: Still of Michael Landon in Bonanza (1959)
Actor, Producer, Director
Born: October 31, 1936
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Known for: Bonanza (1959), Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Loneliest Runner (1976), Little House Years (1979)
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC. ...