MOUNT VERNON — Born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in 1936, Michael Landon wanted to be an athlete before injuring his arm and deciding to take up acting. He made his big breakthrough on television as the youngest son of Ben Cartwright on “Bonanza,” expanded his audience as the patriarch on “Little House on the Prairie” and then his audience expanded even further as he became an angel whose job was to save peoples’ lives and work for God, his boss. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 1991.

Making his first appearance of 2018, Jim Stoner will be appearing as Michael Landon, sharing his life in first person living history format Thursday, June 14, at the Grand Hotel located at 12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon.

The Chautauqua Series brings year round living history to the community on a donation basis. The money collected is distributed to the performers on stage for their work in researching, writing and bringing
to life people from history.

The program will be in the lower level of the hotel with doors opening at 6 p.m. to accommodate those with special needs with the program starting at 7 p.m. The opening act will be husband and wife, Zac and Katie Sherman, followed by Michael Landon and finally an open question and answer period where the audience can ask Landon questions.

For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, go online to visit or call 740-392-6102.



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