Trivia

Ruggedly handsome and looking at home in the wild west, Michael Landon was actually born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1936.

Did you know that Michael Landon was so impressed with Melissa Gilbert’s audition for the part of Laura Ingalls that hers was the only screen test that he sent to the producers at NBC. Melissa Gilbert is the the youngest person ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Did you know Alison Arngrim got the role of Nellie Olsen after she originally auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls and then Laura's sister Mary. Did you know that Nellie Oleson's first name is actually Danielle? For his work on Little House on the Prairie, Michael Landon was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998. The real Laura Ingalls Wilder was born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls in Wisconsin in 1867 and she spent her childhood as a 'pioneer girl ' in Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. The character Albert was made up for the TV show and is not in the 'Little House' books. We all know the first dog the Ingalls owned was named Jack, but after he died, what was the name of their next dog? Answer: Bandit

In the episode The Love of Johnny Johnson, who does new student Johnny become enamored with? Answer: Mary Ingalls

What was Laura's favorite perfume? Answer: Lemon verbena

Was Laura’s horse Bunny a male or a female? Answer: Female

Who did Laura marry? Answer: Almanzo Wilder

What affliction struck Mary Ingalls when she was young? Answer: Blindness after contracting Scarlet Fever