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Subject: Re: How Did Michael Pick His Screen Name? Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:57 pm
Wow, I just found this thread when I was searching for something else.... I too am very surprised! I just thought that Michael Landon was his real name, I never would have thought that it would be something like Eugene Orowitz!
Dave, don't be too hard on me, I have only been into little house since January!
I must say I learn something new every day!
Good for you kiddo! But you have to admit, he picked a good one didn't he? Learn one thing every day and you will learn a lot! I try to!
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Subject: Re: How Did Michael Pick His Screen Name? Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:03 am
This is from IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base). As you can see, one of 'Michael's' nicknames was "Emo" (using his initials) so at least we know he wasn't hiding his given name; he just knew the new name would make a better screen name; which it did. IMDB~Michael Landon
Date of Birth~31 October 1936, Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA Date of Death~1 July 1991, Malibu, California, USA (pancreatic and liver cancer) Birth Name Eugene Maurice Orowitz Nicknames~Mike; Emo Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey.
When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC. However, an accident injured his arm, ending his athletic career -- and his term at USC -- and he worked a number of odd jobs and small roles to make ends meet and decided that acting was for him. However, he thought that his real name was not a suitable one for an aspiring actor, and so "Michael Landon" was born.
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