Obituary of Dan Blocker

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Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker (born December 10th, 1928 in De Kalb, Texas) was a TV Actor who was best known for portraying Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the American TV series "Bonanza". Dan died on May 13th, 1972 and his death was reportedly because of a pulmonary embolism (bad heart). He was only 43.

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Dan Blocker Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Blocker, Dan
    • Common Name: Dan Blocker
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: De Kalb, Texas, United States
    • Birth Date: December 10, 1928
    • Age: 43 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Bobby Blocker
    • Occupation: TV Actor
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Johnsonville Sausage Brats
    • Favorite Color: Magenta (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Dan's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Bobby Dan Davis Blocker
    • Father: Ora Shack Blocker (1895–1960)
    • Mother: Mary Davis Blocker (1901–1998)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Dolphia Lee Parker Blocker (married 25 August 1952-13 May 1972, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Dirk Blocker (born July 31, 1957)
      • David Blocker (born May 4, 1955)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Debra Lee Blocker
      • Danna Lynn Blocker

Death Notice:

  • Date: May 13 1972 at age 43
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Pulmonary embolism (following gall bladder surgery)
  • Interment: Burried in a family plot in Woodmen Cemetery, in De Kalb, Texas

Category Tags:

TV ActorAmerican Born on December 10th Born in 1928 Born in TexasDied in 1972Died at age 43Died from Pulmonary embolism

Quotable Quotes:

"Say "hello" to my little friend!"

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."

"No matter what you do - guns, no guns - it doesn't matter. You have people that are mentally ill. And they're gonna come through the cracks."

"And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."

"If a man's thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe."

"[advice his father gave him] "Son, the rate you're growing you're going to be one helluva big fella. If you use your size and strength properly it can be a wonderful thing for you. If you don't, Heaven help you. One day you'll start pushing some little guy around and he'll pull a gun and blow your brains out." (IMDB)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-02-26 12:00:10
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