Michael Landon remembered -- The ''Highway to Heaven'' star lost his battle with cancer nine years ago. Whatever else he may have held dear, Michael Landon believed in his hair. The famously strong-willed Landon would have none of it. He discontinued the chemo after his first treatment for reasons beyond the follicular and looked to alternative medicine for a cure. When it was over for Landon, at age 54, he had loomed, if not like Moses exactly, certainly very large in the lives of TV viewers and, more specifically, those American families who watched TV together. From the earnest boyishness of Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza through the square-jawed fatherhood of Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie , to the avuncular benevolence of Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven , Landon became — over an unbroken year stretch — an ineluctable symbol of humanism in an increasingly cynical society. Critics may have scorned the on-the-sleeve sentimentality of Little House and Highway , over both of which Landon had nearly total creative control, but the actor held firm in his dedication to family-oriented programming. Two of his three marriages ended in divorce, and his son Michael Jr.
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Laurene Landon Coughlin is a Canadian-American film and television actress. Laurene first began appearing in movies in the s. All the Marbles. As a young woman she entered California State University and began training in their police academy program, but decided that law enforcement was not for her when she came to the realization that she might someday have to use a gun. She was cast as a featured skater in Roller Boogie in that same year. She gained a small role in 's Full Moon High , her first of many collaborations with director Larry Cohen. While there, a casting director told her to go see another casting director in Los Angeles, regarding a feature film called All the Marbles alternate title, The California Dolls.
Get ready for another one. With the indie film Burning Palms , Christopher Landon, the son of actor Michael Landon and the screenwriter behind Disturbia , turns director to tell five dark and kinky stories dedicated to spreading the rumor that Los Angeles is a breeding ground for tortured, hothouse neurotics who live in a wasteland of toxic neighborhoods connected by freeways. Promising to leave no taboo unexplored, it is a disturbing experience that makes you want to kill yourself, which several characters do. No one in the Los Angeles depicted here is safe from destruction.
Regarding Fred Dryer's jeans that were "worn" on the right side of his crotch, I remember that people sometimes used sandpaper to "brighten up" that area. Just saying. How can you leave out Jan Michael Vincent on "Airwolf"? Michael, my love I'll have to try to check it out sometime. Thanks, guys! A very timely post! Presumably everything had to be strapped down back then just like shaving their chests and covering their navels - gals like Joan Collins, Anita Ekberg etc always had to have a jewel in their belly button , but even a jockstrap would show a bulge. Makes one realise how fortunate we were in the 70s when tight jeans were de rigeur so one got lots of views of bulges and posteriors - now there is no line as they wear their jeans falling down and as baggy as possible; well, fashion always goes in cycles