Michael Landon

by celebfan on April 16, 2018

Birth Name: Eugene Maurice Orowitz

Date of Birth: October 31, 1936

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: July 1, 1991

Place of Death: Malibu, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director, and producer.

Michael was the son of Kathleen Ignatius “Peggy” (O’Neill), a dancer and comedian, and Eli Maurice Orowitz. His father was Jewish and his mother was of Irish descent. Michael was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Michael was married to makeup artist Cindy Clerico, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, Dodie Levy-Fraser; five children with his former wife, Marjorie Lynn Noe, and two children with Cindy. He was the father of screenwriter Christopher Landon (with Marjorie) and actress Jennifer Landon (with Cindy).

Michael’s paternal grandparents were Moses Orovitz and Bessie Rosenfeld Solositzky (the daughter of Lazarus Solositzky and Eva).

Michael’s maternal grandfather was William Joseph/John O’Neill and Mary. Mary was born in England, to an Irish father.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Landon – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Michael Landon (focusing on his father’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com

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madman April 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Irish —> Irish, possibly some English

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