October 1, 1948
|Died|| May 11, 2009 60) (aged|
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Burial place||Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Parent(s)|| Dodie Levy-Frasier|
|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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An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.
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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 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 .
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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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