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Leslie Landon

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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  Brian Matthews (m. 1990)
Role  Actress

Name  Leslie Landon
Years active  1975–1984
Parents  Lynn Noe, Michael Landon
Michael Landon wearing a formal coat and Leslie Landon wearing a wedding dress while smiling together
Full Name  Leslie Ann Landon
Born  October 11, 1962 (age 58) (1962-10-11) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Siblings  Michael Landon, Jr., Jennifer Landon
Movies  Bless All the Dear Children
Children  Joseph Matthews, Rachel Lynn Matthews, Catherine Matthews, Justin Michael Matthews
Similar People  Michael Landon, Michael Landon - Jr, Jennifer Landon, Mark Landon, Lynn Noe

Leslie landon as etta plum

Leslie Landon Matthews (née Landon; born October 11, 1962) is a former American actress. She is known for playing the role of Etta Plum on the Little House on the Prairie TV series, and for being the daughter of Michael Landon. Matthews is now a clinical psychologist.


Young Leslie Landon in a fierce look while wearing a shirt in black and white

Acting career

Leslie Landon standing and smiling together with a woman while wearing a dress

Born in Los Angeles, California, Landon is notable for her role as schoolteacher Etta Plum on Little House on the Prairie which she played from 1982 to 1984. She also made small guest appearances in four other episodes of Little House between 1975 and 1981.

Personal life

The cast of the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974–1983) starring Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls, Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, and Leslie Landon as Etta Plum smiling together

Landon's parents are Michael Landon and Marjorie Lynn Noe (known as Lynn Noe). She has two full brothers, Michael Landon, Jr. and Christopher B. Landon, and a full sister, Shawna Leigh Landon. She also has a half-sister, Jennifer Landon, and a half-brother, Sean Matthew Landon, from her father's third marriage to makeup artist, Cindy Clerico. She has an adoptive brother, Mark Landon, and a half-brother, Josh Landon, from her father's first marriage; she also has one half-sister from her mother's first marriage, Cheryl Lynn Landon.

Leslie Landon smiles while wearing a stripe sleeve in black and white

Landon obtained a BA in psychology and an MA in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from the California Graduate Institute.


  • Little House on the Prairie
  • 1975: Plague Victim in "The Plague" (season 1)
  • 1977: Kate in "The Election" (season 3)
  • 1979: Marge in "The Third Miracle" (season 6)
  • 1981: Pam in "A Wiser Heart" (season 8)
  • 1982–83: Etta Plum, 15 episodes (season 9)
  • 1983: Etta Plum in Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV movie)
  • 1984: Etta Plum in Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (TV movie)
  • 1984: Etta Plum in Little House: The Last Farewell (TV movie)
  • Father Murphy
  • 1982: Kate Jones in "The Dream Day"
  • References

    Leslie Landon Wikipedia