Michael Landon's Wife Shares Throwback Family Photo on the 'Bonanza' Star's Birthday

On what would have been late actor Michael Landon 83rd birthday, his wife Cindy shared a sweet throwback photo to celebrate him. 

Even though it has been 28 years since the world said goodbye to Michael Landon, the actor’s memory remains forever etched on the hearts of his loved ones.

Michael Landon wearing a cowboy hat for his role in the TV series "Bonanza." | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Landon wearing a cowboy hat for his role in the TV series "Bonanza." | Photo: Getty Images

This was evident when his wife Cindy Landon took to social media to celebrate her late husband on what would have been his 83rd birthday. 

Cindy took fans on a trip down memory lane with a sweet throwback photo of herself, Michael, and their two kids posing for a photo.

Michael Landon smiling in costume from the television series, "The Little House On The Prairie." | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Landon smiling in costume from the television series, "The Little House On The Prairie." | Photo: Getty Images

The post, which celebrated Landon’s birthday, which would have fallen on Halloween was captioned:

“Happy Birthday To You Michael.. we love and miss you always. ❤️ Happy Halloween! one of his favorite holidays.”

Michael and Cindy met on the set of “Little House on The Prairie.” Cindy was a makeup artist on the western television drama series.

As revealed by Promipool, it was an instant connection for the duo, but their relationship was a surprise to many as the actor found love in the least expected place.

Cindy Landon attends the New York City Ballet Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. | Photo: Getty Images

Cindy Landon attends the New York City Ballet Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. | Photo: Getty Images

Nevertheless, Michael was settled on spending the rest of his life with Cindy, and the pair tied the knot on February 4, 1983.

Throughout the course of their marriage, they had two children: Jennifer Rachel and Sean Matthew.

Despite his busy career, Michael was a devoted father to his kids. While speaking to Closer Weekly, Jennifer recalled what her dad was like and how he was always present.

In her words:

“He was always so present as a father. He’d watch me jump around the pool for an hour straight. I think he genuinely enjoyed it. I felt admired by him — which is an amazing feeling to have as a child.”

Michael Landon stands in a field in a still from the television series, "The Little House On The Prairie." | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Landon stands in a field in a still from the television series, "The Little House On The Prairie." | Photo: Getty Images

Her brother, Sean, shares the same sentiment as he recounted sweet moments of his dad, treating him to marshmallows and candy even if his mom was strict on healthy foods. 

Michael made quite the name for himself in the industry for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright on “Bonanza,” Charles Ingalls on “Little House On The Prairie,” and Jonathan Smith on “Highway To Heaven.”

Michael Landon poses with the People's Choice Award during a 1989 Beverly Hills, California, photo portrait session. | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Landon poses with the People's Choice Award during a 1989 Beverly Hills, California, photo portrait session. | Photo: Getty Images

Unfortunately, the world had to say goodbye to the bundle of talent in July 1991 when he passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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