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Davetucson
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PostSubject: Great Story!   Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm

Thought I would post this in case you miss it on the Cast Member Sticky.

This guy was in "The Man Inside". He heckled the overweight man in the story...........

Really Nice memories of Michael in an email he wrote me.........

Hi Dave,

Working with Michael Landon was a real joy, and I recall those few days on his sets fondly. He was a sweet man who cared deeply about others. From the time of my first audition for him, in a suite at the Ritz Carlton, because that was that day's location, he made me feel as though we were old friends. His casting director, Susan McCray, and everybody else who worked for Michael seemed to have the same attitude, even toward newcomers and day-players like me. During down time on the set, he loved to tell jokes and funny stories, but he was so generous as to leave room for anybody else to join in, and he genuinely appreciated others' humor. I wish I could recall his jokes. I do remember a time when someone pointed out on the Little House set that there was some plywood in the shot. Michael suggested that Charles Ingalls probably invented plywood, so we could go ahead and shoot. It wasn't a laugh riot, and they probably removed the anachronistic offender, but that's the carefree attitude he exuded and encouraged. On Little House I think Michael liked my ability to play a complete idiot and represent those who would be shortsighted on the issue of prejudice, as it was my job to ridicule an overweight man. The Highway to Heaven experience was very quick, as I had very little to do - I seem to recall carrying toilet paper somewhere and hearing something through a door, but that's about it. I got the action right the first time, so I wasn't around him very long that day. I also attended a party at Michael's ranch. I can't remember the charity, but he opened his home and hired entertainers and attractions for kids, and it was a great afternoon for my little daughter and many other little daughters, sons, and parents. From my perspective? A great guy! One of the best! Hollywood misses him.

Hap Lawrence - (Left)



"Albert, do you REALLY think you are old enough to know what love is?"
"I must be Pa. I love you, I have for a long time."


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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Thu May 09, 2013 1:09 pm

Very nice.


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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Thu May 09, 2013 1:35 pm

That is really neat! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Thu May 09, 2013 2:58 pm

Glad you got this Dave. Oh how I wish we had pinned some of these folks down sooner so their memories would have been clearer.
Don't forget to ask if they have any photos they would like to share! Two Thumbs up!




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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Thu May 09, 2013 5:05 pm

Gin wrote:
Glad you got this Dave. Oh how I wish we had pinned some of these folks down sooner so their memories would have been clearer.
Don't forget to ask if they have any photos they would like to share! Two Thumbs up!

Funny you should say that Gin, ALL of them have asked for pictures from me. They've never seen the screenshots!



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"I must be Pa. I love you, I have for a long time."
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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Sat May 11, 2013 12:10 pm

Well thats cool. Just wish they had some unique ones to share.




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PostSubject: Re: Great Story!   Sat May 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gin wrote:
Well thats cool. Just wish they had some unique ones to share.
You and me both!


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