Michael Landon was a beloved actor who, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 54. He was famous for his great sense of humor and personality.
He was best known for playing the role of Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza, from 1959 to 1973, and Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Praire from 1974 to 1983.
The late 54-year-old might have passed away, but he passed the torch to his daughter, Jennifer Landon, who followed in his footsteps and became an actress, as reported by Smashing Interviews.
Jennifer started acting when she was only 5 years old, but people only realized who her father was in 2017. Before that, she was just some random girl who dreamed of Hollywood.
She managed to make a name for herself without the need to use her father's famous status as a reference, which is something that can't be said about some celebrities' children.
The 34-year-old never had the luxury of spending much time with her father, but she saw him as a perfect man. To her, he represented all the goodness in the world.
"He was incredibly fun and very funny. He was all of those things that you’ve heard. I had a lot of respect for him."
Jennifer Landon, Smashing Interviews, July 19, 2017
During an interview, when asked about the sweetest and fondest memory that she had of her father, Jennifer revealed that it was waking to a pink snow-covered backyard when she was little.
The actress told Melissa Parker, the reporter from Smashing Interviews, that she used to love Nestlé's Quick strawberry power, and that Michael spread it across the snow just for her, despite her mother's disapproval.
Jennifer described it as one of the most magical moments of her life, and that she wouldn't trade that memory for anything in the world.
The 34-year-old reached fame thanks to the role of Gwen Norbeck Munson in As The World Turns, the acclaimed CBS soap opera, and has already won three Emmys ever since.