Jennifer Landon

Jennifer Landon – 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Kodak Theater – Hollywood, CA, 2007 – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jennifer Rachel Landon

Place of Birth: Malibu, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 29, 1983

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Italian (great-grandfather), English, Irish, small amounts of German, Swiss-German, and Scottish

Jennifer Landon is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Cindy and actor, director, and filmmaker Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz). Her half-brother is screenwriter and director Christopher Landon. She is the aunt of actors Rachel Matthews and Justin Matthews.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Eli Maurice Orowitz (the son of Moses Orovitz, Moshe ben reb Mordechai, and of Bessie Rosenfeld Solositzky). Eli was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Bessie was the daughter of Lazarus Solositzky and Eva.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was dancer and comedian Peggy O’Neill. Peggy was of Irish ancestry.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Richard Clerico (the son of Albert Clerico and Screlda Jane Jolley). Richard was born in Utah. Albert was the son of Italian parents, Batista Giovan Clerico and Gabriella Quaranta. Screlda had English, and some German, Swiss-German, and Scottish, ancestry, and was the daughter of Alma Franklin Jolley and Eldora Hutchings.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was named Marilyn Parleen Jones.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer Landon (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s father –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Richard Clerico (through Richard’s sister) –

Obituary of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Richard Clerico –

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Why was all the genealogy of her father’s side removed?

    • follers says:

      The internet seems to give two conflicting sets of grandparents, both paternal ”and” maternal, for Michael Landon.

      Moshe Orowitz and Pessel Solisitsky, and Joseph Horowitz and Celia.

      John O’Neill and Charlotte, and William O’Neill and Mary. Sometimes the pairings on this side are switched.

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