Blocker, Dan

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Blocker, Dan Gender: M
Bobby Dan Davis Blocker
born on 10 December 1928 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place De Kalb, Texas, 33n31, 94w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°15' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°43'

Dan Blocker (as Hoss Cartwright on "Bonanza")


American television actor and Korean War veteran, best remembered for his role as Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright in the long-running NBC western television series "Bonanza." The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Blocker played the role from 1959 until his death on 13 May 1972 in Los Angeles at age 43. He died of a pulmonary embolism following gall bladder surgery.

The producers of "Bonanza" felt nobody else could continue the role of Hoss. It was the first time a TV show's producers chose to kill off a major male character. Not until the 1988 TV movie "Bonanza: The Next Generation" was it explained that Hoss had drowned attempting to save a woman's life.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Bonanza (born 12 September 1959). Notes: Played Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright / Big Jack Slade, 1959-1972
  • associate relationship with Greene, Lorne (born 12 February 1915). Notes: Co-star on "Bonanza," played his character's father
  • associate relationship with Landon, Michael (born 31 October 1936). Notes: Co-star on "Bonanza," played his character's younger brother


  • Death by Disease 13 May 1972 (Pulmonary embolism, age 43)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate [1].


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Gall bladder)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Bonanza")
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Purple Heart for wounds in combat)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Infantry sergeant)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded