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 live in first person living history format on Thursday June 14 at the Grand Hotel located at 12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon.
The Chautauqua Series is sponsored in part by Ariel Foundation and the Grand Hotel and brings year round living history to our community on a donation basis. Give what you can afford. The money collected is distributed to the performers on stage for their work in researching, writing and bringing to life people from history and letting you know who they really were like and well beyond what the history books tell you.
The program will be in the lower level of the hotel with doors opening at 6 PM to accommodate those with special needs with the program starting at 7 PM with the opening act consisting of husband and wife, Zac and Katie Sherman, followed by Michael Landon and finally an open question and answer period where the audience can ask Michael Landon questions.
For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org, or www.wqio.com. You can also call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018. If you would like to receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.