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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.
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Photo taken at Anchor Ranch Lone Pine, California United States of America
Bonanza - First Episode

Dan Blocker

Born: Dec 10, 1928 in De Kalb, TX
Died: May 13, 1972 (age 43) in Los Angeles, CA
Cause: pulmonary embolism

Also in this photo: Dan Blocker at 31 years old  ·  Lyon Hilman Green at 44 years old  ·  Pernell Roberts Jr at 31 years old  ·  Michael Landon at 24 years old