Cheryl gained fame as a result of her father’s popularity. Until her father’s death in 1991, Michael Landon, was a popular American TV personality, film director, and actor. More so, he had always been in the limelight. His daughter, Cheryl, on the other hand, has decided to live a low-profile life away from the media.
However, she’s not completely escaped the media as some information is known about her. In today’s post, I’ll tell you everything there is to know about Cheryl Ann Pontrelli. Before we proceed, here’s a brief profile summary of Cheryl Pontrelli.
|Name||Cheryl Ann Pontrelli|
|Date of birth||1953|
|Mother||Marjorie Lynn Noe|
|Place of birth||U.S.A.|
|Siblings||Michael Landon Jr.,|
Leslie Ann Landon,
Christopher Beau Landon,
Shawna Leigh Landon.
Birth and Early life
At the time of Cheryl Pontrelli’s birth, her mother, Marjorie Lynn Noe was married to Michael Angelo Pontrelli and wasn’t famous at the moment. So, very little was known about Cheryl at the time of her birth. However, reliable sources have it that she was born in 1953, in the United States, but her exact date and place of birth are unknown.
Cheryl Ann has managed to keep several details about herself away from the media. Such also includes the schools she attended. Also, there’s no information about her academic qualifications. Regardless, we can say for sure that the famous Landon’s daughter is well-educated.
Cheryl had four siblings and four half-siblings from her parent’s multiple marriages. Some of her siblings are dead. Some of her siblings are Michael Landon Jr., Leslie Ann Landon, Christopher Beau Landon, and Shawna Leigh Landon.
Her romantic life isn’t available to the public. So, nothing is known about anyone she has ever dated or married. Also, it’s unknown if the daughter of the legendary actor, Michael Landon, had any kids.
Cheryl Pontrelli’s career and net worth
Michael Landon’a daughter, Cheryl Pontrelli has been involved in several occupations. However, she has also succeeded in keeping her career private. But the information available to the media has it that she has authored a book titled I Promised my Dad.
The book is available for sale on Amazon. Information about Cheryl Pontrelli’s finances is kept private. However, her net worth is estimated at $100,000.
Cheryl Pontrelli’s car crash
Cheryl was involved in a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of everyone in the car except her. In the car were four people, including her. The accident occurred in 1973, in Tucson, Arizona, while she was a student at the University of Arizona. Despite surviving the accident, Cheryl suffered serious injuries that left her in a coma for several days.
Cheryl’s mother, Lynn Noe was from Louisville, Kentucky, U S.A. she was also an actress like her husband. She gained wide popularity from a 1961 show, The Mike Douglas Show. She was previously married before her marriage to Michael Landon.
It might interest you to know that Cheryl’s biological father wasn’t Michael. He was Michael Angelo Pontrelli. Lynn also married another man known as Mannie Baier. She died in November 2015. However, nothing is known about the cause of her death.
Michael Landon was born Engine Maurice Orowitz on October 31st, 1936. He was an American filmmaker and actor. Some popular roles he played during his acting career include Jonathan Smith (in Highway to Heaven), Charles Ingalls (in Little House on the Prairie), and Little Joe Cartwright (in Bonanza).
Prior to his marriage to Cheryl’s mom, he was married to Dodie Levy-Fraser but got divorced in 1962. He married Marjorie Lynn a year later but got divorced in 1982. He later got married to Cindy Clerico Landon and had a daughter named Jennifer Landon, a famous American actress. They remained married until his death in 1981.
In April 1991, three months before his death, he was diagnosed with exocrine adenocarcinoma, a form of pancreatic cancer. He passed away on July 1st, 1991, in Malibu, California. Before his death, the American actor bagged several honors and awards. Below are some of them:
- Bambi Award in international TV series (won, 1969).
- Bronze Wrangler Award in Fictional Television Drama (Won, 1970).
- Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Drama (Nominated, 1979).
- Spur Award for Best TV Script (Won, 1980).
- Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television Star at 1500 N. Vine Street (inducted, 1984).
- Golden Boot Award for Significant Contribution to the Western Genre (honored, 1984).
- Youth in Film Award at Michael Landon Award for Outstanding Contribution to Youth Through Entertainment (Honored, 1984).
At his death, he has a net worth of $40 million. Also, below are some films and TV series Michael Landon appeared in:
- These Wilder Years (1956)
- I Was a Teenager Werewolf (1957)
- Maracaibo (1958)
- High School Confidential (1958)
- General Electric Theater (1957)
- Cheyenne (1956)
- Tales of Wells Fargo (1957)
- Bonanza (1959-1973)
- Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983
- Highway to Heaven (1984-1989)
Cheryl Ann Pontrelli is one of the few celebrity kids who have successfully veiled their lives from the watchful eyes of the media even in her old age. Regardless, she seems to have led a fun-filled life and also shared a remarkable relationship with her father until his death.