Dan Blocker was a combat veteran of the Korean War, had a master's degree in "dramatic arts" and was a school teacher before gaining fame as an actor. He also owned some interest in the Ponderosa and Bonanza chain steakhouses. While an advanced degree isn't necessarily a sign of intellect, by all accounts he was a pretty sharp guy whose character was a little slow.
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Wow, now I have something else in common besides my size....I always loved Hoss best myself.
An interesting thread.
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Blocker was the first from the show to die. I think Lorne Greene was next, and finally "Little Joe." But is Parnell Roberts still kicking? He was the only one to leave the show for 'greener pastures,' otherwise known as 'obscurity.' I think he was in a doctor show of some sort, but he never achieved that "master of acting" he allegedly left the show to seek.
Kinda like David Caruso who left NYPD to find those same greener pastures, and totally disappeared (pastures were dried up and moldy) until CSI:Miami put the "Mr. Sunglasses on/off" back on the screen.
Of course, I always thought they were fired, and they just released statements like "I wanta do something more challenging." Yeah, like find a job.
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Did you notice that none of the fellas on Bonanza were married or had a girl friend. They had Hopsin.
Every ham should be honey baked and spiral sliced
You know you're a Texan when Whataburger is pronounced Waterburger
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The character "Candy" kind-of replaced Adam for the last five years or so. The actor, David Canary, is still in the business. He's been on one of my wife's "stories" for years.
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"I thought still water was used as a coolant to keep the booze from getting overheated." - N7RJD
What a terrible thing to do to good booze!
Hoss was one of my childhood heros. I was devastated when I found out he was dead. What a bummer......
The name Eric was used once in the show when Hoss lost his
memory and the couple from I belive was from Sweden tried to say he was there son.
I dont remember the title of that show but it was on not to long ago.