Mark Landon

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Mark Landon
BornMark Frasier
(1948-10-01)October 1, 1948
Died May 11, 2009(2009-05-11) (aged 60)
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
Burial place Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–1997
Parent(s) Dodie Levy-Frasier
Michael Landon
Relatives Leslie Landon (paternal half-sister)
Michael Landon Jr. (paternal half-brother)
Christopher B. Landon (paternal half-brother)

Mark Landon (October 1, 1948 – May 11, 2009) was an American actor and adopted son of Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon.

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Life and career

Mark Frasier Landon was adopted in 1956, aged 8, by the 20-year-old actor Michael Landon. Mark's biological mother was Michael's then wife, Dodie Levy-Frasier.

Michael Landon American actor, writer, director, and producer

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is 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 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.

Mark Landon appeared in three movies, including the CBS television movie Us (1991), which was written and directed by Michael Landon shortly before his death in 1991. It aired a few months after Michael Landon died. Mark also had a small role as a Navy SEAL in the 1997 movie Goodbye America .

Us is a 1991 television movie broadcast on CBS, produced, written and directed by Michael Landon. Landon also starred in the film, along with Barney Martin and Casey Peterson. It was a pilot for what would have been Landon's fourth consecutive television series; Landon's death that year precluded its going ahead. Landon played Jeff Hayes, a man just released from prison after serving many years due to being wrongfully convicted of killing a wealthy man's wife.

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Death

Mark Landon was found dead at his West Hollywood home in the 1300 block of North Sweetzer Avenue around noon on May 11, 2009, at age 60. He was interred at the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California, in the same room as his father.

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The Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary is a Jewish cemetery located at 6001 West Centinela Avenue, in Culver City, California, United States. Many Jews from the entertainment industry are buried here. The cemetery is known for Al Jolson's elaborate tomb, a 75-foot-high pergola and monument atop a hill above a water cascade, all visible from the adjacent San Diego Freeway.

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Hollywood sheriff's investigators stated that there was no suspicion of foul play. [1]

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References

  1. "Mark Landon Dead At 60". 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2018-11-01.