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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."
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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 Proclamations Billboards--California--Los Angeles Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs