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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 1991
Born: October 31, 1936 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Forest Hills, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Discovered by a Warner Bros. executive and encouraged to enter acting school
1956:
Made film debut in "These Wilder Years"
1957:
First TV appearance, "Cavalcade of America" (ABC)
1957:
First significant acting role, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"
1959:
Made starring role debut in a series as Little Joe Cartwright on "Bonanza" (NBC); also wrote and directed episodes
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Directed, produced, scripted and starred in own TV series, "Highway to Heaven"
1991:
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (April)
1962:
Released a Bonanza-related single, "Gimme A Little Kiss/Be Patient With Me" on Columbia Records
1974:
Portrayed Charles Ingalls on the long-running NBC series, "Little House on the Prairie"; also executive produced, wrote and directed
1974:
Directed first TV-movie, "It's Good To Be Alive" (CBS)
1981:
Created the series, "Father Murphy" (NBC); also wrote and directed episodes
1982:
Executive produced but did not star in "Little House: A New Beginning" (NBC)
1983:
Reprised role of Charles Ingalls for three "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC) made-for-television movies; also executive produced
1984:
Wrote and directed first feature, "Sam's Son"; also co-starred in the film
1984:
Returned to series TV as Jonathan Smith, a probationary angel, in "Highway to Heaven" (NBC); also executive produced, wrote and directed
1990:
Wrote and directed the TV-movie, "Where Pigeons Go to Die" (NBC) starring Art Carney
1991:
Final film before his death, the CBS TV-movie, "Us"; also wrote, produced and directed

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