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Michael Landon

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The Resume

    (October 31, 1936-July 1, 1991)
    Died in Malibu, California
    Birth Name was Eugene Maurice Horowitz
    Acted in 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957),' 'The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)' and 'Sam's Son (1984)'
    Portrayed Charles Ingalls on 'Little House on the Prairie' and Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright on 'Bonanza'
    Directed, Wrote and Produced 'Bonanza (1959),' 'Little House on the Prairie (1974),' 'Father Murphy (1981)' and 'Highway To Heaven (1984)'

Why he might be annoying:

    Howard Stern said: 'He had this great image as a family man. Family man? This guy had nine children from three different wives. ... He was a families man. ... Did you see the homages paid to him when he died? All the news programs showed him walking down the road as an angel from his TV show 'Highway to Heaven.' When was this guy an angel? I'm sure at least two of his ex-wives thought he was going to hell.'
    His first two marriages ended in divorce.
    He is rumored to have cheated on his spouses and couldn't give up his playboy lifestyle during each marriage.
    His tombstone has 'Devoted Husband' on it...something he was far from being.
    He had nine children.
    He lost his college scholarship due to a torn ligament.
    His stage name name was picked out of a phone book.
    His nickname was 'Oogie.'
    Actress Melissa Gilbert named her son after him. (His stage name, not his birth name.)
    He was proud of being thought of as a spoiled brat and relied on his looks to get him out of jams.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was neglected by his abusive parents during childhood.
    His mother, actress Peggy O'Neil was violent and often attempted suicide, he thought it was normal for all mother's to stick their heads in their ovens.
    He suffered from pancreatic cancer and it took his life just three months after diagnosis.
    Two of his children were adopted.
    He ranked #33 on TV Guide's 50 Sexiest TV Stars.
    He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    He was proud to be Jewish, but changed his name to disconnect from his abusive parents as well as sell-out to Hollywood.
    He was the only actor as of yet, to have had three TV shows that ran together for five years or more.
    He attended the University of Southern California on a javelin throwing scholarship.
    Former United States President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan privately paid their respects at his burial.
    Although his marriages failed, he was active in his own children's lives, unlike his own parents.

Credit: Skunk Butt

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 40 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 26 Votes: 34.62% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 61 Votes: 42.62% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 78 Votes: 55.13% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 73 Votes: 69.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 1416 Votes: 45.20% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 56 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 63 Votes: 50.79% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 143 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 92 Votes: 48.91% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 198 Votes: 35.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 84 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 208 Votes: 45.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 274 Votes: 47.08% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 265 Votes: 53.21% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 348 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 505 Votes: 52.87% Annoying