Leslie Landon

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Leslie Landon
Little House on the Prairie Leslie Landon 1977.jpg
Landon as a child actress on
Little House on the Prairie, circa 1977
Born Leslie Ann Landon
(1962-10-11) October 11, 1962 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s) Brian Matthews (1990-; 4 children)

Leslie Landon Matthews (born October 11, 1962) is an American actress, best known from the role of Etta Plum on Little House on the Prairie TV series.[1] Her father was Michael Landon and mother is Marjorie Lynn Noe (known as Lynn Noe).[2]


Landon was born in Los Angeles, California. Leslie 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.


Her brothers are Michael Landon, Jr. and Christopher B. Landon. Her sister is Shawna Landon. She also has half-sister Jennifer Landon and half-brother Sean Landon from her father's 3rd marriage. She has two brothers from her father's first marriage, Mark Landon and Josh Landon and half-sister Cheryl from her mother's first marriage.

Post-TV career[edit]

Landon graduated from Pepperdine University and has a Ph.D. in psychology and currently specializes in children dealing with loss.


Landon has 4 children with husband Brian Matthews:

  • Rachel Lynn (b. October 25, 1993)
  • Justin Michael (b. May 31, 1995)
  • Catherine (born 2000)
  • Joseph (b. February 2, 2002)


  • Little House on the Prairie
    • Etta Plum, Little House: The Last Farewell, 1984
    • Etta Plum, Little House: Bless All the Dear Children, 1984
    • Etta Plum, Little House: Look Back to Yesterday, 1983
    • Etta Plum, Little House: A New Beginning, 1982–1983
      • May I Have This Dance
      • For the Love of Blanche
    • Season Eight
      • Dishwasher, A Wiser Heart
    • Season Six
      • Marge, The Third Miracle
    • Season Three
      • Kate, The Election
    • Season One
      • Plague Victim, The Plague
  • Father Murphy
    • Kate Jones, 1982
    • Kate Jones, "The Dream Day", 1982


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