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'Little House on the Prairie' stars enjoy happy, tearful reunion

'Little House on the Prairie' stars enjoy happy, tearful reunion

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Seven "Little House on the Prairie" stars and the son of late actor Michael Landon reunited Wednesday on the Today show.
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'Today' show to host 'Little House on the Prairie' reunion

'Today' show to host 'Little House on the Prairie' reunion

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- The "Today" show plans to host Melissa Gilbert, Alison Arngrim and six other "Little House on the Prairie" cast members for a reunion on Wednesday.
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Richard Bull, television actor, dead at 89

Richard Bull, television actor, dead at 89

CALABASAS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Illinois-born actor Richard Bull has died at the age of 89, his former "Little House on the Prairie" co-star, Melissa Gilbert, announced via Twitter.

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Gilbert files for divorce from Boxleitner

Gilbert files for divorce from Boxleitner

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert has filed for divorce in Los Angeles from actor Bruce Boxleitner after 16 years of marriage.
Michael Landon's son Mark dead at 60

Michael Landon's son Mark dead at 60

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Mark Landon, eldest son of the late iconic television actor Michael Landon, was found dead in his West Hollywood, Calif., home, officials said. Landon was 60.

Jennifer Landon wins an Emmy

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- CBS soap star Jennifer Landon has done what her father, Michael Landon, was never able to do during his years in the industry -- win an Emmy.

Actor John Bromfield dead at 83

PALM DESERT, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actor John Bromfield, best known for his TV role as U.S. Marshal Frank Morgan, has died of kidney failure in Palm Desert, Calif., at age 83.

U.S. residents still love Lucy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The company that measures the popularity of celebrities for ads says Lucille Ball is the most popular dead celeb in the United States.

'Little House's' Doc Baker dead at 77

GRANTS PASS, Ore., July 14 (UPI) -- The actor known to millions as the gentle Doc Baker on TV's "Little House on the Prairie" has died of cancer at age 77.

NBC executive David W. Tebet dies at 91

CORONADO, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- David W. Tebet, who recruited Johnny Carson for NBC's "The Tonight Show," died from complications from a stroke in Coronado, Calif. He was 91.
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First Lady Nancy Reagan was hostess at the White House October 24, 1983 at a preview of two segments of "The Chemical People", a program which will be aired on public television November 2 and 9, 1983 in the drive against drug abuse among teenages. Mrs. Reagan talks with actor Michael Landon during the show in the East Room of the White House. (UPI PHOTO/Rich Lipski/FILES)
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Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. He is widely 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). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide twenty-two times, second only to Lucille Ball (TV Guide, July 6, 1991). His twenty-eight years of full-hour television acting surpasses that of TV legends Lucille Ball and James Arness.

Landon produced, wrote, and directed many of his series' episodes, including his shortest-lived production, Father Murphy, which starred his friend and "Little House" co-star Merlin Olsen. In 1981, Landon won recognition for his screenwriting with a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Although his youngest daughter Jennifer Landon and Bonanza co-star David Canary, have both won multiple Emmys, Michael Landon was never given the honor. In 1976 Landon wrote and directed an auto-biographical movie, The Loneliest Runner, and was nominated for two Emmys. He also hosted the annual long-running coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade with Kelly Lange, also on NBC.

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York. Landon's father, Eli Maurice Orowitz, was a Jewish American actor and movie theater manager, and his mother, Peggy O'Neill, was an Irish American Catholic dancer and comedienne. Eugene was the Orowitz' second child; his sister, Evelyn, was born three years earlier. In 1941, when Orowitz was four years old, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey, where he attended and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom,, a Conservative synagogue, in Haddon Heights, an area that did not allow Jews until after World War II. 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 to learn how to read Hebrew and do the chanting." He later attended Collingswood High School.

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