Cindy Landon is an American movie producer and philanthropist. She is known among the masses as the wife of late actor, director, and producer, Michael Landon.

Personal Life

Cindy Landon was born on 27th January 1957 as Cindy Clerico in a little town called Helper in Utah. She is an American citizen of Jewish ethnicity. Cindy married legendary actor Michael Landon who was born as Eugene Maurice Orowitz in 1983, the couple was married for eight years until Michael’s death due to pancreatic cancer in1991. He is buried in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in California.

The marriage produced two children, a daughter named Jennifer Rachel Landon and a son Sean Matthew Landon. The pair met on the sets of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ where she was working as a makeup artist. Michael Landon was previously married to Dodie Levy Fraser and Marjorie Lynn Noe. Cindy appeared in a memorial special created by Michael Jr., his son, titled ‘Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love’.

Some of Michael’s most notable works were in ‘Little House on the Prairie’ as Charles Ingalls, ‘Highway to Heaven’ as Jonathan Smith and ‘Bonanza’ as Little Joe Cartwright.In 1984, he became a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame with his star placed at Vine Street. He was a recipient of the Bambi Award in 1969, The Bronze Wrangler Award in 1970 and The Spur Award for Best TV Script 1980.

Cindy’s daughter Jennifer is an award-winning actress, who is recognized for her character Gwen Norbeck in ’As the World Turns’, she has bagged three Emmy’s for her role in the category of ‘Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series’. Cindy Landon has played an active role in supporting various animal rights groups including Mercy for Animals, a non-profit that fights for animal rights and their protection of farm animals from cruelty. She was recognized for her contributions to the cause by Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a non-profit organisation for animal protection. They gave her the award of ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ on 22 October 2016, at their annual gala in the Beverly Hilton.


Cindy Landon had taken up the role of a producer for the 2018 Louie Psihoyos documentary movie titled’ The Game Changer’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has also produced the romance drama that released in 2016 titled ‘Sanctuary’ featuring Christian O’Reilly, Kieran Coppinger, and Charlene Kelly. The movie follows the life of two individuals with developmental disabilities who are in love but the world seems to be on a constant mission to keep them far away from each other.

The 2011 release ‘After Kony: Staging Hope’, a documentary, was her directorial debut, it was directed by Bill Yoselin and written by Paul Freedman. The documentary is based on a group of activists who set out to bring changes in the life of teenagers in Uganda who from their early days lived in terror and fear by means of theatre. She is a successful businesswoman who is part of two restaurants namely Plant Food and Wine, and Outstanding Foods, which a vegan establishment set up by Dave Anderson.

Last Modified: 15 Mar, 2018

Login or Register to comment