I know he had all those kids and all...but that show was so fey.
I think EVERYONE''s gay.
No, not gay. He was a typical Hollywood jerk; dumped his wife for a much younger blonde who wasn''t even good looking. I don''t know about his show being "feh". I thought it was sentimental slop, designed to tug (and tug and tug and tug) at the heartstrings of its viewers. It was also morbid, full of deaths and humiliations and hardships for its characters. Landon must have had a lot of personal demons to create a show like that.
I suspect he was bisexual.
Well, he was fucking Michael Learned during the run, so yes.
Why was he fucking the actress who played the wife on The Waltons?%0D\
He sounded like a very macho/poseur from the books written by Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson AND Allison Arngrim. Sounded more like a scary bully.
He had an awesome body, shorty that he was. I looked forward to seeing his pecs.
Yes, I do think he was gay. His wife and many children were an obvious cover.
Sorry, I meant he was fucking Leslie Nielsen.
I always get those two mixed up
No, I think he was fucking Peter Graves ...
or was it Robert Stack? ... see, I can make up shit too!!!
He used to call me Shirley
He used to invite me into his trailer to watch gladiator movies.
My ex met him one time at some industry function and said he was tiny and wore noticeable pancake makeup, and he hadn''t just come from the set or anything.\
I think DL is one of the few places he''s remembered.
I thought he was soo handsome; never heard he was short. Great looking.%0D\
Read somewhere he was really into porn..odd...Between directing & acting on LHOTP, he would be watching porn in his trailer.%0D\
His widow has not aged well at all. Thought money made one look better not like a street urchin.
I also thought he was very handsome, especially the first couple seasons of LHOP. I had the biggest crush ever.\
I doubt he was gay but if he was, Mr. Edwards was his boyfriend. That''s for sure. They were supposedly really close, but they both smoked 5 packs of cigarettes/day and they were born a few days apart and I think died on the same day, one year apart. Michael Landon chewed his cigs down to nothing, from what the actor who played Laura''s husband said. He also said he was very macho.
I doubt that R11. All the seasons of LHOP are always out at my library. There is a freaking waiting list. \
I just wanted to see season one and two again for old times sake.
Someone on Youtube called "The Loneliest Runner" the "Citizen Cane" of bed wetting movies. I can''t think of another bed wetting movie.
"Read somewhere he was really into porn"\
I get the feeling Michael Landon was everything LHOP wasn''t...maybe a projection of what he wanted to be, but had way too many demons
I think he admitted that in later years, R18
Has there ever been a thoroughly-researched biography (and by that I mean lots of dirt) written about Landon?
OP here....this was a joke in reference to :is "Mel Gibson gay?" thread. Goes to prove that anyone is suspect on DL.
Landon was a strutting little bantam with a huge ego. He thought he was the answer to every maiden''s prayer. The entire cast of Bonanza hated him.
What broke my crush on him was to hear that he was a raging alcoholic.\
Apparently he would drink his on-set hootch out of a coffee mug.
I knew several people that worked with him and they discribed him as very friendly, a gentleman and a great father. A few told me that he tried to hit on them but I have a feeling that these stories were born more in their imaginations then in reality.
He didn''t wear underwear, me and girlfriends always would look for the bulge when watching Little House and here our parents thought we were being holsum.
So I'm bumping this thread because I'm looking for something that I can't find anymore. I used to have a thread saved about Michael Landon's son Christpher, but it looks like it's gone.
There were some nude pics that got posted online (maybe on Weho Confidential, but I can't remember if that was the source when they appeared on datalounge) because some ex boyfriend of his sent them out, or got hacked, or something. This was at least a year ago, but probably longer than that.
Does anyone know the pics I'm talking about? I can't find anything online except for a statement that Weho complied with a request to remove them. I'm wondering if there is anywhere else to find them now.
I think this is the thread you're looking for. Check r78, though like you said the pics have been removed. But just google Christopher Landon nude and you can still see at least some of them.
Thanks for the reply, Albert. I'm actually a big fan of you too....but that's another story.
That link that you mention does reference the photos that used to be available, but the link to them is no longer.
When I google Chris Landon nude, the photos that come up (black and white beach shots of a guy with a nice ass) are some model that goes by the same name.
The pics that were once available were more in the vein of 'guys with iphones' shots (naked body shots in a mirror) and I think the accompanying story was that he took them for his boyfriend. Somehow after they broke up, the pics got online.
That's it! Or at least that's one of them. Thanks R29. Fantastic work.
You mean like the pic that took me all of 2 seconds to find, R31?
R29 Good to see he uses wet wipes on his bunghole!
"the "Citizen Cane" of bed wetting movies. "
So wrong on so many levels, but soooooo funny.
Anyway, my pubescent self watched LHotP (mostly to see if Matthew L got shirtless - he had a sweet little body) and even then thought about Landon "my god, that man can cry"
And realised he was always put in terribly masochistic situations... then I discovered he was the controller of that show...
Jeez, stop crying...
Chris has a nice thick 'n meaty one, all right!
Is he very short like his dad?
[quote]but that show was so fey
I never considered "Bonanza" to be fey.
Not gay and VERY handsome in person.
Michael was total Mr.Bbossy Bottom.
Karen Grassle was married to Leon Russom, who played Willis Frame on Another World, that trifle of a show on which dear but unfortunate Maeve was featured.
His daughter, Jen Landon is an actress and a real sweetheart. Was on a soap for years and won a few emmys.
Thanks M @R40.
Guess you won't mind the world knowing you were a day player on All My Children in the early days of your career.
Tapes gotta be somewhere, just sayin.
Don't worry I won't tell the kids.
Two of my friends named their boys "Landon" I asked if it was in honor of Michael.
Leon Russom was also in the original production of "Oh Calcutta". There's a picture paperback of it somewhere. It's not something to seek out unless it's been your life goal to see Bill Macy (no, not that Bill Macy. The one who played Walter in "Maude") naked. Now THAT'S the stuff of nightmares.
HE WAS JEWISH, NOT GAY
A Republican. A womanizer and a moralist.
Dearest Maeve, lovely to hear from you. I apologize for that misstep in security turning you and Harry away from the Christmas party. They assumed you were a couple looking to work the party that evening, and they knew that we'd already hired a pair.
Yes I was on that dreadful television series, but you know very well it was merely to observe and to be able to impart insider knowledge about that horrific genre to my dear friend Dustin as he prepared for his role in "Tootsie." I would have come to you for advice, dear, but, let's face it...your envy of my rising star and anger over being relegated to a television soap opera would not exactly have made you very objective in your views, now would it?
LHOP was so much more tragic and awful than the books ever were. Whoever thought up that aful episode when the School for the Blind burns down and Mary is cradling her dead baby's corpse and humming a lullaby was a sick one- or was laughing to see how far they could go.
And then there was Sylvia...
I read that Matthew Laborteaux (Albert Ingolls) was gay. He apparently was photographed buying a gay magazine (Blueboy or something like that). Has anyone else heard anything like this?
I never heard concrete proof, R48, but I wouldn't be surprised.
I heard Michael married a lovely woman who's vagina was on her backside and that's how he got into bouncing for children.
oh M @ R46, Was that security darling? Looked a lot like Don after a bender, but then it was dark.
Harry and I were sure you were miffed that we just dropped the bottle with a note and ran? Did the security guard tell you he turned us away? Do you pay them by the head? Must be cheaper that way, but tradsmen lie dear. They all need money.
Don't be upset that we gifted and ran but darling, but another evening of you singing " Oh Holy Night" with a mr. mike in one hand as your egg nog dribbles simultaneously from your glass and your mouth onto the head of.. who was it the year before? Harry or Harvey Wiesentien or whatever his name is.
I wish you could get past counting who recognizes who more when we are out together. I wish you had the looks to be a soap star I wish all these things were not beyond my control.
Much love and thanks for the coat rack or whatever that is you sent us.
I always thought Matthew Laborteau would be a major hunk when he grew up, but alas he did not.
From the looks of things, R54, an English cucumber and two plump tomatoes.
Who was taller, Michael Landon or Grant Goodeve? I wonder if they hooked up. Maybe a three-way with Robert Conrad? The mind boggles.
M and TheotherM, I wish you'd take your feud to a thread of your own, it's most amusing.
he was an egotistical jerk and not very talented. Being Jewish helped I'm sure. I remember Jimmy McNichol telling a story on Merv about what a dick he was to him on the set.
Why would a straight male actor make it a point to thrust his half-erect penis into the spotlight on family TV shows, as Landon did time and time again?
That's just pervy.
[r57] If anything Landon was a self-loathing Jew and did his best not to emphasize that part of his identity.
what did the Little House actors say about the actress that played his wife?
I'm saying being Jewish helps one get a job in the entertainment business, that's all, he was hot but not a good actor. And the producers of Bonanza were Jewish, one was Jack Wrangler's dad.
I don't recall a lot of discussion about Karen "Ma" Grassle in any of the books. I think it was Allison Arngrim who mentioned an incident where Grassle stormed off the set after Landon made a comment or gave her some direction that set her off, but she didn't know the details of the fight. Since the child actors all had limited hours on the set they were probably mostly unaware of any drama that went on during their off time.
Bottom line, I didn't get the impression Ma was a motherly figure for any of the child actresses.
Michael Landon was my father!!! How dare you ACCUSE him of being gay!!!
Go suck Albert's cock!
He was finger banging me.
[r61] Landon's Jewishness was something he *played down*. He was the EP of LHOP so what he was had nothing to do with what made him more famous. Re: Bonanza his being a Jew was not part of it. Stop now, because you are starting to sound like Mel Gibson.
I don't know if it was the times, his gaunt appearance or rumors of his sexuality but he came out to announce he didn't have AIDS but cancer when he was dying.
I have Alison Arngrim's autobiography (Confessions of a Prairie Bitch). I haven't read it yet, but did skim it. She talks at one point about Landon going shirtless on the show and how he made a point of framing his pecs with his suspender straps. He made certain that the suspenders didn't block his nipples. You have to love that!
"Why would a straight male actor make it a point to thrust his half-erect penis into the spotlight on family TV shows, as Landon did time and time again?"
Say what??? Please elaborate.
I don't know who was taller R56, but I recently saw Grant Goodeve on an old "Battle of the Network Stars" and was pleasantly surprised at what a nice body he had.
Grant Goodeve was the hotness. Didn't he become a big Christaholic later on?
Highway to Heaven- the guy had a healthy ego!
who care's if Mathew Laborteaux is gay. He was never much at all to look at all. None of the actors were. and how would anyone know if Mathew is gay or not?? Just because he doesn't say anything about his marital status doesn't make him gay or even like men at all! it doesn't say on the internet anywhere or he never mentioned his personal life on his relationships. It's pretty stupid to make up such a dumb rumor.
who care's if Mathew Laborteaux is gay. He was never much at all to look at all. None of the actors were. and how would anyone know if Mathew is gay or not?? Just because he doesn't say anything about his marital status doesn't make him gay or even like men at all! it doesn't say on the internet anywhere or he never mentioned his personal life on his relationships. It's pretty stupid to make up such a dumb rumor
Lol Michael Landon did admit he beat his kids in a television interview, and that was disturbing. But he was no peter puffer!
No but the JEWS always get other JEWS work and screw the rest of us out of the money!!!!!!!
How do I know My folks are JEWS who do this all the time and it is disgusting!
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are now living in Howell, Michigan (headquarters of the Michigan KKK) They were on a local television show this morning (WDIV if interested) Boring and seemed to think they were really amusing.
Why did Michael Landon only marry ugly women? Lynn Noe was about as ugly as a woman gets and the next wife Cindy wasn't much better. Were attractive women not attracted to him because he was short and a chain smoker and a bed wetter?
I just saw that episode of Will & Grace where Will Grace and jack are fighting over what to watch and the TV gets stuck on a re-run of Highway to Heaven. Which in turn reminded me of that now-defunct channel PAX TV.
So...Jewish, presumably straight, womanizer, Republican, kind of an asshole, a moralist...that pretty much hits any DL don't, doesn't it?
Not that I was exactly a fan. I remember that Lee Remick died the same day and thus got completely owned by Landon. To be clear, her death was by far the greater loss.
I can't imagine anyone who smoked 5packs a day. My father smoked between 2-3 a day and it was disgusting he was pretty much never without them. If you smoked 5 I guess you would LITERALLy never be without one.
He was the Honorary Parade Marshal for our small town celebration of something or other forty-some years ago. To this day, only one memory of that event persists: asshole.
No way. He was very hateful of "fags". Extremely homophobic
You should not believe everything you (want) to believe. As a child, I found Michael Landon's role on Little House on the Prairie to be most heartwarming, and uplifting. Even as an adult, I enjoy watching the program, because of the talented actors on the show, and especially, Michael Landon. He was talented with his writing, directing and acting skills, and especially convincing! All the drama on the show is emphasizing how difficult those times were. Landon, with his many talents, expressed how difficult the times were, very well!!! They do not make shows that heartwarming, and full of family love, anymore. LLOTP is far better than most of the programming today.
I've done research on whether or not Michael Landon was gay, and it appears not, but his son was.
As far as, "The Loneliest Runner," it seems that Michael Landon have a difficult childhood, and I can relate, since I too was a bedwetter. They often have biographies about hard times celebrities had as kids. God bless him, he rose above!!
He was well liked by the other cast members of LHOTP, and had a great sense of humor, I was watching some video clips. Some episodes of LHOTP were also funny.
He went through a hard time before he died, as I saw an interview, and I think it's unfortunate that such a wonderful man be taken from us, so he could not continue to bring us such wonderful programming. Also, Highway to Heaven was a good show. I never watched Bonanza much. I was quite young when it was running.
I believe the ignorance of some of these posts got their info from reading The National Enquirer, or The Star. People who have such negative feedback, and not to mention using profanity are obviously uneducated, and probably jealous. However, Michael Landon's obviously intelligent self, brought us some wonderful caring and heartwarming programming, which for me personally, brought joy. God bless you Michael Landon, for all the joy you brought!!!
Whatever happened to the organization Michael Landon's extremely ugly ex-wife Lynn Noe formed called LADIES (Life After Divorce Is Eventually Sane)?
It was made up of hags that were formerly married to famous actors whose husbands dumped them when they got too ugly.