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Birth Name: Dan Blocker
Born: 12/10/1928
Birth Place: De Kalb, Texas, USA
Death Place: Inglewood, California, USA
Died: 05/13/1972

With a larger than life presence both onscreen and off, Dan Blocker was a television legend for his role of Hoss Cartwright for 13 seasons of the 1960s Western television series "Bonanza" (NBC 1959-1973) until his untimely death in 1972. While Blocker would go on to appear in films and play other characters, he was inseparable from his role on one of the longest running series on television.

Bobby Dan Davis Blocker was born on December 10, 1928, to Ora Shack Blocker and his wife Mary Davis Blocker in De Kalb, Texas. After Blocker was born, the family moved to O'Donnell in west Texas and opened up a general store. Due to his large frame, Blocker was a natural at sports. After enrol... Continue Bio >>


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