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The One And Only Cartwright Fanclub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The One and Only Cartwright Fanclub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to have some fun !!!!!!! You better be !!!!!!!!!!
Rules: Do not ever make fun of anyone or make a person feel bad bout how they feel bout a topic. Do not ever take God's name in vain or anyone's else's name in vain. Do not go off topic, or you will have to be reported. BUT MOST OF ALL: HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was first the named was the one and only Michael Landon fanclub, then a member said to change to little joe/adam fanclub , then it was changed to the current name. I first just wanted to try to keep Little Joe's legacy alive, but then I got to thinking, I bet even less people know about Dan Blocker(hoss). So the purpose of this club is to talk about anything related to the Cartwrights and to remember them all in your hearts, always !
This info is from Labs, which gets all the credit for all her hard work and time. Thank U very much Labs for all the bios.
Creator and Producer: David Dortort Producers: Richard Collins, and Robert Blees Music (not theme): David Rose Directors: Don Richardson, Marc, Daniels, Don McDougall, William F. Claxton, John Florea, Herbert Stark, Christian Nyby, *Michael Landon*, Leon Benson, Robert Altman, Lewis Allen, William Witney, Leo Penn, R.C. Springsteen, Don Daves, Gerd Oswald Writers: Alex Sharp, Suzanne Clauser, Thomas Thompson, *Michael Landon*, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Robert Vincent Wright, Ken Pettus, Anthony Lawrence, Denne Perirclerc, Robert Barron, Frank Cleaver, Joe Pagano, Preston Wook, Frank Chase Makeup: Wally Westmore Stunt Doubles: Bob Miles (for Little Joe), Bill Clark (for Ben and Hoss), Henry Wills (for Adam), Betty Endicott (lighting standing for Adam and riding double), and Alex Sharp
Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) -Height: 6’ 1 ½ -Hair: Silver Grey -Eyes: Brown -Character Age: 50 in 1859 Ben Cartwright is the head of the Cartwright family. He was widowed three times, and had a son by each of his wives. He was a former seaman, and actually courted/married his first wife while being first mate on her father’s ship. His dream was to go west, and eventually build his fine ranch, the Ponderosa. Of course, his highest priority was to raise his young sons well; which he did indeed accomplish. Lorne Greene (Ben Cartwright) -Born: February 12, 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario -Died: September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California (at the age of 72) -Lorne received his education at Queen’s University, in Ontario -Lorne was 44 when the series began -He married twice . . . (1.) Rita Hands (married 1940, divorced 1960). (2.) Nancy Deale (married 1961); children: 3 (Belinda, Charles, and Gillian) Awards: NBC Radio Award, (1942); Canadian Man of the Year, (1965); Order of Canada, (1969); Outstanding Service Award, International Fund for Animal Welfare, (1983); and a Star on Hollywood Boulevard
Adam Cartwright (Pernell Roberts) -Height: 6’2” -Hair: Dark Brown -Eyes: Brown or Dark Hazel? -Character Age: 29 in 1859 Adam Cartwright is Ben’s oldest son. Adam is responsible, serious, loyal and loving to his family, with high intelligence and a clear conscience. Presumably, he had the most emotional childhood of the three brothers, because he spent much of it on the western trail. Adam also witnessed the death of his stepmother; Inger. Adam is 12 years older than Little Joe, and is the only one of the Cartwrights to receive a higher education; he earned a degree in architecture at an unknown eastern college prior to returning to the Ponderosa. Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright) -Name: Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. -Born: May 18, 1928 in Waycross, Georgia -Died: January 24, 2010 in Malibu, California (after a 2.5 year battle with pancreatic cancer) -Roberts attended college at Georgia Technological Institute, and the University of Maryland – where he did not graduate (why this is, is unknown) -Pernell as 31 when the series started filming. -Pernell was married 4 times: (1.) Dr. Vera Mowry 1951, divorced. (2.) Judith Le Brecque in 1962, divorced. (3.) Kara Knack 1972, divorced in 1996. (4.) Eleanor Criswell 2001-2010 (when he died). Roberts had one son: Jonathan Christopher with Vera Mowry. Unfortunately, Jonathan passed away in 1989 (unknown cause of death). -Roberts’ previous occupations (that are on record): Marine, Butcher, Forest Ranger, Headstone Maker, and Welder. He came to his role as Adam Cartwright because he had some theatre experience behind him. (he began acting in theatre productions in college) -Pernell Roberts left the show at the end of his contract in 1965, because he was no longer happy with the show or his role. He then returned to the theatre and appeared in many productions. Then, in 1979; he starred as the lead character in “Trapper John, MD”, a television series that ran for about 7 years.
Eric “Hoss” Cartwright (Dan Blocker) -Height: 6’ 4” -Hair: Sandy Brown -Eyes: Blue -Character Age: Unknown?? Suspecting early 20’s. Hoss is the middle son in the Cartwright family. He was portrayed as not very bright, and naïve. However, he was very sweet and gentle. Poor Hoss was constantly being drug into sticky predicaments, (usually by his little brother, Joe. Dan Blocker (Eric “Hoss” Cartwright) -Born: December 10th, 1928 in DeKalb, Texas (in Bowie County) -Died: May 13th, 1972 in Los Angeles, California (at the young age of 43) -He attended Texas Military Institute, and played football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He graduated from Sul Ross State Teacher’s College in Alpine. -Blocker held a Master’s degree in dramatic arts. He works as a teacher before acting. -He was a high school English and Drama teacher in Sonora Texas, a sixth grade teacher and coach at Eddy Elementary School in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and then a teacher in California. -Previous Jobs: Rodeo performer! J -Dan Blocker married Dolphia Parker, and had four children: Debra Lee & Danna Lynn (identical twin sisters), David Blocker, and Dirk Blocker -Dan’s favorite episodes were “Feet of Clay”, “Any Friend of Walter’s”, “Walter and the Outlaws”, “Hoss and the Leprechauns”, and “The Wish”. -Sadly, Blocker died suddenly from a post-op blood-clot to the lungs.
Little Joe Cartwright (Michael Landon) -Height: 5’8” -Hair: Light Black (Dyed Hair Color: Clairol Ash Brown) -Eyes: Hazel -Character Age: 17 Little Joe was the youngest of the Cartwright boys. He was regularly involved in pranks and ever more frequently falling madly in love! Joe is very passionate; and sometimes lets his temper overtake him. He is known to be somewhat of a “scrapper”, getting himself into quite a lot of fights. Little Joe also has a bit of a stubborn streak, and when he sets his mind to do something, well . . . there’s no stopping him! In the episode “Marie, My Love” (1963) watchers discover that Little Joe has an older half-brother named Clay Stafford. Clay later spends some time at the Ranch. Michael Landon – Full name: Eugene Maurice Orowitz (Little Joe Cartwright) -Born: October 31st, 1936 in Forest Hills, New York -Died: July 1st, 1991 in Malibu, California -While in high school, Michael did very well in track and field; especially javelin throwing. This earned him a scholarship to USC. Disappointingly, an accident injured his arm, ending his athletic career and term at USC. -Two of Landon’s most known trade-marks: he always played friendly roles, which revolved around family values, and his raspy, gravelly voice. -He started having gray hair at age 20. -He was the youngest of 2 children. -Before he became a successful actor, he worked in a warehouse and at a gas station. -His first 2 Big Acting Roles were: “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” (1957) and as Tom Dooley in “The Legend of Tom Dooly” (1959) . . . a western. -Spouses: Cindy Landon (2 children), Lynn Noe (4 children), and Dodie Levy-Fraser (2 children) ~♥Labs Did you know facts: About Michael Landon He was left handed. He has 9 kids. Was married 3 times. Was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz.
This is my favorite quote of Michael Landon: "Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." That is so true !
I was just watching Highway to Heaven and Michael Landon said something that totally relates to him. A quote from him: "Nobody should be forgetten".
Re: The One and Only Official Michael Landon Fanclub !!!!!!!!!!!
Good question, now we need a good answer !!!!!
Has anybody ever read this ? Michael Landon's daughter:
My father guides me from beyond the grave
By Stan Oliver The National Enquirer
Michael Landon's daughter says her beloved dad is guiding her from beyond the grave -- and she is fulfilling his deathbed wish of helping families throughout America.
"My dad and I always had a special bond -- and a sense of communication that went far beyond the ordinary, defying explanation," revealed 43-year-old Cheryl in an exclusive ENQUIRER interview.
"It continues even to this day as he still guides me from heaven."
Cheryl -- who travels the country lecturing on issues ranging from ecology to family problems -- uses film clips from his "Little House" series to illustrate her points.
The eldest daughter of Landon's nine children, Cheryl developed a very special telepathic bond with the "Highway to Heaven" star when he saved her life following a car crash.
And after Michael's death from pancreatic cancer in July 1991, Cheryl wrote a book about her devoted dad.
But when Cheryl was asked to do TV shows to promote it, she admits, "I was terrified."
Her late dad came to the rescue.
"I was home alone and I prayed," Cheryl revealed. "I told my dad I was scared. I was awake when he came to me. I heard his voice clearly."
Michael told her to be confident, and he promised, "Before you do that first show, I am going to leave you a long-stemmed red rose."
A month later, a very nervous Cheryl was in a New York hotel room getting ready to appear on "Geraldo." Suddenly, she recalled, "I heard my dad speaking to me again.
"'Cheryl,' he said, 'I want you to go to the fountain in Central Park.'
"I'd never been in New York's Central Park before but when I got there, I seemed to know exactly where to go. I walked to the fountain. I looked down -- and saw a long-stemmed red rose! Then I looked up and saw an inscription on the fountain.
"I was standing at the fountain of Michael the Archangel!
"I cried without shame and clutched the rose -- affirmation that my father was still with me and guiding me."
Cheryl went on the show with a renewed confidence, started lecturing and began the groundwork for The Landon Center, which will use educational resources and a positive-thinking philosophy to improve people's lives.
"Dad was always there for me," Cheryl disclosed. And she'll never forget how he saved her life when she was 19. A *****en driver had smashed into a Volkswagen Beetle in which she was a passenger. The bone-crushing 80 m.p.h. impact killed the other three passengers.
"The doctors told Dad I would not survive and that he was wasting his time talking to me because I was in a deep coma," she recalled. "But Dad would not give up. For three days he kept a vigil beside my bed. 'Fight, baby, fight,' he repeated over and over.
"I remember aching to go toward a light, a brillant white light ahead of me. And I would have gone, too, I know it. But there was that sound pulling me back: 'Fight, baby, fight. Fight, baby, fight.'
"When I regained consciousness after three days, they called it a miracle. My father had willed me to live.
"Much later, at the end of his life, I found out that Dad had made a promise to God while I was in a coma. He said, 'I promised God that if He would let Cheryl live, I would do something to make the world a little better.'
"Twenty-one years after Dad made his promise, I was at his bedside. The doctors had told him he had only three weeks to live. He said:
"'You know, Cheryl, I cannot die. Society is destroying itself. Our children are in trouble. I can make a difference.'
"Right then and there I made a commitment to my dad -- that I would carry on his message of love and concern for society. I vowed I would do what I could to help heal our world."
This article was published by The National Enquirer on October 8, 1996 and was written by Stan Oliver.
My mom actually told me about the article.
I just love it, doesn't everybody agree with me.
When I am watching him, he seems like he is right there, he was that good !!!
Does anybody else feel this way when watching him ?
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