Fact 1: Michael Landon is just a stage name. His real name is actually Eugene Maurice Orowitz. It's definitely not as easy to say as Michael Landon. That's why the actor found a more catchy name in the phone book and made it his stage name. Fact 2: In Little House on the Prairie Michael Landon plays the perfect family man “Charles Ingalls”. In real life, however, he failed as a father, at least with his biological children.
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