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Bonanza (TV Series)

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From the optimistic Eisenhower era through the turbulence of the 1960's and beyond, Bonanza provided a brief respite to a simpler and more wholesome America. Debuting September 13, 1959, the Cartwrights entertained us for 14 seasons until the show's finale in the spring of 1973. The characters, Pa, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe became comfortable friends every Sunday for an hour, and have earned a place in American TV history.
As of January 2008, there has not been a release date announced. You can use the link below to keep up to date. the entire series and season 3 are being released this Tuesday from shout factory. you can also order online. season 4 will be released in sept.
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Lorne Green. Pernell Roberts.Dan Blocker.Michael Landon.David Canary.
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The producers say it was "set" in the 1860's. However, you can calculate further, by examining the evidence. (1) The first show (the pilot) was set in 1859, and the last show was in approximately 1870. (2) Little Joe's character was 17 when he first appeared in the show, which was the first show (th…
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Michael Pat Bilon wore the E.T. suit while Pat Welsh and Debra Winger provided much of the voice.
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The entire conflict lasted from 1955 to 1975 but some historians use 1961 as a starting date.
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Little Joe Cartwright always rode a black-and-white pinto named Cochise. There were at least 4 horses from Fat Jones Stables used during the early years, and possibly as many as 12 horses as the series came to an end after 14 seasons (430 episodes).
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Christans , Jews, Muslims, Non Muslims
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Adam actually had two sorrel geldings. The first was Beauty, but he was too highstrung to work in front of the cameras. You will notice him in the early episodes always tossing his head. He was replaced with Sport.
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The Indianapolis Colts.
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He was an actor (screen name) on A 60s western TV show. I think Bonanza? The big sensitive lovable, but hard to knock around brother of Adam (Pernell Roberts) and Little Joe (Michael Landon) in the hit TV show Bonanza. He ate three times as much as everyone, and was the easiest to pull a prank on, …
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Hoss's horse was named Chub. Little Joe's horse's name is Cochise. Ben's horse is Buck, Adam's horse is unofficially called Sport.
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"The Cartwright family lived on the Ponderosa." (original answer) My answer: While the Cartwright family did live on their ranch, the Ponderosa on the television show, "Bonanza", the show actually had nothing in common with the actual Bonanza Farms of the late 1800's. Bonanza is a Spanish term me…
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Lorne Greene rode Buck Pernell Roberts rode Sport Dan Blocker rode Chub Michael Landon rode Cochise
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Hoss Cartwright's horse was named Chub.
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There is no episode where it shows Hoss dying. He is simply in one episode and gone the next. Dan Blocker, who played the loveable Eric "Hoss" Cartwright, died from a blood clot the summer before the show's 14th and final season. I believe that Little Joe takes his girlfriend to a lake and tells he…
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Already is. You can buy it on Amazon, among other places.
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Bonanza ran for 14 seasons, from September 13, 1959 to March 19, 1972.
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The Ponderosa was on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. The nearest town was Virginia City, Nevada.
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Elizabeth Stoddard, Adam Cartwright's mother and first wife of Ben, died shortly after giving birth to their only child Adam.
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It was dangerous business to be a female interested in a Cartwright man. Ben (Pa) Cartwright had three wives which all died. Little Joe married once, she died. Hoss almost married, bad luck again. It was felt that a woman would have upset the male ambiance of the show so any female love interests we…
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He left after the sixth season in 1965 due to disagreements with the writers and a desire to return to legitimate theatre. Although it was reported that Roberts wanted to stop wearing his toupe and believed that an "educated and urbane" son would not be calling his father "pa," the "toupe" or "pa" i…
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Actor Bern Hoffman played Sam the bartender.
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The final episode was entitled "The Hunter." Joe is pursued by an insane guy who is determined to kill him. I later read that when this final epidode was filmed, the cast and crew were not yet aware that NBC would pull the plug. As a result, they never had the opportunity to produce a final episode …
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No. The land was sold to David Duffield in 2004 and he closed the Ponderosa in September of that year.
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The Cartwright boys were: Ben "Pa", Adam, Hoss and Little Joe.
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I'm not sure what bay horse you mean. Lessor characters may have rode bay horses but the stars rode:Ben-buckskin, Adam-chestnut, Hoss-black, Little Joe-black and white Paint.
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Actor Pernell Roberts was unhappy with the way the characters were developed from one season to the next, and felt it was not consistant with what he was told when he signed up for the show. So after season 6, Roberts' character Adam was sent to Australia with the opening that if he wanted to return…
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Bonanza ran for 14 seasons, from September 1959 to January 1973.
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Bonanza ran for 14 seasons, September 1959 to January 1974. Story of the Cartwright family on their ranch, the Ponderosa, near Lake Tahoe, NV, mid-19th century. Patriarch Ben Cartwright played by Lorne Greene, Adam, oldest son, played by Pernell Roberts, middle brother Hoss 'Eric' played by Dan Bloc…
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Roberts died in January 2010 at his home in Malibu, California.
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Michael Landon did not wear a toupee. He had a full head of his own natural hair.
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Episode: Gabrielle
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There were several.
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Over the 14 years the series ran they did several Thanksgiving episodes.
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Lorne Greene played patriarch Ben Cartwright, Pernell Roberts played Adam, Dan Blocker played Hoss and Michael Landon played Little Joe.
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Adam Cartwright was played by Pernell Roberts, Hoss was played by Dan Blocker and Little Joe was played by Michael Landon.
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Bonanza aired for 14 years, September 1959 to January 1973.
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There was only one Adam Cartwright. He was portrayed by actor Perness Roberts. Unhappy with character development Roberts left the series after the sixth season. A new character was developed, Candy who worked with the Cartwrights.
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pernell sang on the wooing of Abigail Jones ....he sung the song early one morning
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The first died after childbirth, the second got an arrow in the back and his third wife had a tragic riding accident.
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Virginia City, and posting Wajas trivia on other sites is only against the rules of Wajas, not other sites.
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I haven't ever heard of the book, but maybe??anyone?? The only clue I saw was before the show begins they present some paintings of western life, one of the paintings shows a man sitting reading a book with the title bonanza on it. but the only way to find the answer is to contact the shows originat…
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He had a brother that died in infancy.
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The beautiful Paint Little Joe Cartwright rod was named Cochise.
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January 1973.
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I don't think so.
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Bonanza was always filmed in color. The 'mother company' was pushing color TVs on the American public so the extra expense of filming in color was worth it to them.
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Actor Pernell Roberts of Bonanza is dead. I believe he was not married at the time of his death in 2010.
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Bonanza ran for 14 years, September 1959 to January 1973.
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Bonanza was the term for a large gold strike during the 'gold fever' days of the old west. The Poderosa was worth it's weight in gold with timber and cattle as a source of revenue, a real 'bonanza' for the lucky Cartwrights.
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Pernell Roberts' last episode: #202, 6th season, original air date 5-23-1965.
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On May 13, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, Dan Blocker died of a pulmonary embolism following gall bladder surgery. The writers of Bonanza took the then-unusual step of referencing a major character's death in the show's storyline that autumn. So what that means is that when he died, on the show i…
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YouTube.
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Kent Bateman, father of Jason and Justine Bateman did not appear on Bonanza ever. He is a director and producer. Actor Charles Bateman did appear on Bonanza, no relation to the other Batemans.
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The character Little Joe did not die on the tv series Bonanza. He was the only of the brothers to marry during the regular tv series. Michael Landon, the actor who played Joe Cartwright, died years later (July 1, 1991) suffering from pancreatic cancer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Joe_(char…
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Bonanza was always filmed in color.
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In season 10, 1968-69, episode 308 "The Passing Of A King" Diana Muldaur appears and looks very similar to Charmian Carr. The Passing Of A King Aired: October 13, 1968 Written by: B. W. Sandefur Directed by: Leon Benson Lost Episode The son of a rancher to whom the Cartwrights are selling a prize bu…
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Hoss is a term of endearment that refers to someone who is a big strong guy who is a beast in what he does, such as tough, awesome football player.
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January 1973.
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Pernell Roberts recently died, he was the only remaining original cast member from Bonanza still living.
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Any Friend of Walter's, Season 4, Episode 26, original air date 3-24-1963*2 partsWalter and the Criminals, Season 5, Episode 34, original air date 5-24-1964.
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Season 14, Forever, two part episode. Little Joe gets married then his wife burns in a fire. Seems Little Joe has his father's luck with women.
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Ben rode a buckskin named Buck. Adam rode a 7/8 sorrel thoroughbred named Sport. Hoss or Eric rode a dark brown horse named Chubb or Chubby. Little Joe rode a black and white pinto named Cochise whom he often called Cooch.
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I think you can get those on Amazon.
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As far as I can tell there is no body count to refer to.
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None of the Bonanza episodes were ever filmed in black and white. All 14 seasons were in color to promote color TV's.
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Actor Dan Blocker died before filming began on the last season.
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Season 14, Forever #416, original air date 9-12-1972.
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Post civil war.
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I don't think there was a name before Bonanza. That was always the intended name, I think. * While the series was still running on network TV, older episodes went into syndication. It was standard practice to give syndicated reruns another title so as not to confuse viewers. The older episode of Bo…
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No. According to the extensive Bonanza guest star list linked below, John Wayne never appeared on the show.
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There has never been an accurate figure as to how many men any of the Cartwrights killed.
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Hank Myers a Ponderosa hand sang the song The Streets of Laredo in the Bonanza episode The Wooing of Abigail Jones.
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Bonanza's first episode ran September 12, 1959 until January 1973, 14 seasons, 430 episodes. The time period for the show was post Civil War.
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It took place during and after the civil war so somewhere between 1861 to 1870
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Grandon Rhoades played Dr. Keefer on Bonanza, in particular Season 6, episode 23, 'Once A Doctor'. Hoss has a sore foot from new 'fancy' boots.
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I'm watching right now! He's on with Lee Marvin in a 1962 Episode called "The Long Night." Alec Baldwin was born in 1958, which would have made him 4 years old in that episode. The actor was maybe 15 or 16 in the 1962 episode! May have been his cousin, Joseph Bladwin?
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The writers and the rest of the cast and crew did not know that the series would be canceled so there never was really an ending. It's too bad that such a long running program never got to tie up loose ends and let America say goodbye to the beloved characters. The actors also never got a chance to …
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That was the beautiful actress Gina Rowlands.
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Pat Robertson, owner and CEO of the Family Channel, censored five episodes of Bonanza because they did not meet his standard of family values and quality. The five episodes are: The Strange One, The Pursued (2 parts), A Second Sight and A Visit To Upright.
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There was never a writer for the Bonanza series named Grace Benson. In fact Grace Benson was a fiction character played by actress Phyllis Hill. Hill was not on the list of writers either. The Grace Benson character appeared in Bonanza, Season 8, Episode 30, Napolian's Children, original air date Ap…
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They did but they came to the conclusion that it would be a mistake to try to replace him with another actor. Instead they chose to bring in a new character, Candy.
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Of course they did but they finally realized that they couldn't replace him. Instead the character Candy was introduced in the next season.
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