Bonanza

The show chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch "Ben Cartwright" (Lorne Greene). He had three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest was the urbane architect "Adam Cartwright" (Pernell Roberts) who built the ranch house; the second was the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Dan Blocker); and the youngest was the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe" (Michael Landon). Via exposition (Bonanza, "Rose For Lotta", premiere September 12, 1959) and flashback episodes, each wife was accorded a different ethnicity: English (Bonanza, "Elizabeth My Love"; episode #65) Swedish (Bonanza, "Inger My Love", episode #95) and French Creole (Bonanza, "Marie My Love", episode #120) respectively. The family's cook was the Chinese immigrant Hop Sing (Victor Sen Yung). Greene, Roberts, Blocker, and Landon were billed equally. The opening credits would alternate the order among the four stars.

Ended
TV series created in 1970 and concluded in 1973 by David Dortort.
The show consists of 14 seasons and 431 episodes.

S10E23

S10E23 : The Wish 8.6/10 (38 voting)

S11E17

S11E17 : The Trouble with Amy 8.6/10 (37 voting)

S14E01

S14E01 : Forever (1) 8.5/10 (87 voting)

Seasons

Posters

ActorRoleActorRole
Michael Landon Michael Landon
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Dan Blocker Dan Blocker
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Lorne Greene Lorne Greene
Ben Cartwright
NameJob
Creator
Bobby SomersStunts

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