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First Name
Dan

Last Name
Blocker

Birthday
1928-12-10

Height
76

Build
Large

Birthplace
DeKalb, Texas

Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius

Died
1972-05-13

Ethnicity
White

Claim to Fame
Hoss Cartwright in Bonanza

Gender
Male

Nationality
American

Eye Color
Blue

Hair Color
Brown - Light

Place of Death
Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death
Pulmonary Embolism

Religion
Methodist

Film Role
Actor/Actress

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Profile Bio Text
Blocker was born Bobby Don Blocker in De Kalb in East Texas, the son of Mary (née Davis) and Ora Shack Blocker. His family moved to O`Donnell, located in both Lynn and Dawson counties near Lubbock in west Texas, soon after his birth. He played football at Hardin-Simmons University in 1946. He attended Texas Military Institute and later graduated from Sul Ross State Teacher`s College in Alpine, where he earned a master`s degree in the dramatic arts. (Although the "Hoss" character on Bonanza was conceived initially as lovable but slow-witted, Blocker was the only cast member with an advanced degree.) Blocker was a high school English and drama teacher in Sonora, Texas, Carlsbad, New Mexico and California. He reportedly worked as a rodeo performer and as a bouncer in a beer joint while a student. By all accounts he is remembered from his school days for his size of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weight of 300 pounds (136 kg), and as being good-natured despite his intimidating size. On May 13, 1972, Blocker died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism following routine gall bladder surgery in Los Angeles (essentially, a post-op blood-clot to the lungs). The cast and crew of Bonanza were shaken by his death, and the writers took the then-unusual step of referencing a major character`s death in the show`s storyline that autumn. Bonanza lasted another season, but the final season in which Blocker did not appear is the least-requested in reruns.

University
Sul Ross State he earned a master`s degree, Hardin-Simmons University in 1946, Texas Military Institute

Full Name at Birth
Bobby Don Blocker

Count - Awards
2

Age
43

Wikipedia Text

Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972) was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.


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Has Videos
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Father
Ora Shack Blocker (1895–1960)

Mother
Mary David Blocker (1901–1998)

Film Role
Soundtrack

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Couple Profile Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Blocker

Occupation Text
Actor

Year(s) Active
1956–1972 (his death)

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