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It's official
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936, in Queens, New York. After receiving an athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California, an injury ended his participation on the USC track team. Landon started acting in the early 1950s, including a starring role in the 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf. In 1959 he landed the role of Joe Cartwright on the long-running series Bonanza. He later went on to star in, direct and produce the series Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven. Landon was married three times and had nine children. He died on July 1, 1991.
Photograph caption dated February 3, 1965 reads "Encino honorary mayor-elect Michael Landon signs proclamation for Jaycee Week. Bernard Bubman, right, president of Encino Junior Chamber of Commerce, holds proclamation as another Jaycee, Robert Bamn, watches."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Landon, Michael,--1936-1991
Encino Junior Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Men--California--Los Angeles
Municipal officials and employees, Honorary--California--Encino (Los Angeles)
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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