‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Michael Landon did something useful with his life

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Shortly before his July 1, 1991 passing, Michael Landon sagaciously mused, “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.” The accompanying still reveals Landon at the Moscow Circus Opening Night Performance on March 6, 1991, at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Photography by Ron Galella / WireImage
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Michael Landon as bone weary, proud Hanson’s Mill worker Charles “Pa” Ingalls in “Little House on the Prairie” circa 1976. During the 60-minute drama’s nine-season 1974–1983 story arc on NBC, it was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards. However, only cinematographer Ted Voigtlander and music composer David Rose won. Melissa Sue Anderson [eldest daughter Mary Ingalls] was the only cast member to net a nomination. Image Credit: FANDOM / Wikia
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With arms confidently crossed on his left knee and a sweat-stained, wide-brimmed white hat within arm’s reach on a log, Michael Landon inhabits wheat farmer and ultimate family man Charles “Pa” Ingalls in a classic still from “Little House on the Prairie,” probably taken during the series’ first season in summer 1974. Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
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Michael Landon [probationary angel Jonathan Smith] and Victor French [embittered, drunken former cop Mark Gordon until he serendipitously stumbled upon Jonathan] in a publicity still for “Highway to Heaven” circa 1987. The 60-minute fantasy-tinged family drama ran for five seasons on NBC through 1989. Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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