Bonanza - First Episode
The first episode of Bonanza premiered on September 12th, 1959. Bonanza was the first regularly scheduled television program shown in color and ran for 14 seasons generating a total of 430 episodes. Characters include Dan Blocker as 'Hoss' Cartwright, Michael Landon as 'Little Joe', Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright, and Pemell Roberts as Adam Cartwright.
The last episode was aired on January 16th, 1973. ... show more
Died: May 13, 1972 (age 43) in Los Angeles, CA
Cause: pulmonary embolism