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Bonanza

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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.

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Lorne Greene
Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker
Hoss Cartwright
Michael Landon
Joe Cartwright
Pernell Roberts
Adam Cartwright
Victor Sen Yung
Hop Sing
Ray Teal
Sheriff Roy Coffee
Bing Russell
Deputy Clem Foster / Major Reynolds / Poindexter
Tim Matheson
Griff King
Kathie Browne
Ellen Henry / Laura Dayton / Margie Owens
Guy Williams
Will Cartwright
Ford Rainey
Col. Tyson / Gabriel Bingham / Judge Josh Wyllit / Judge Taylor / Sam Kane
Morgan Woodward
Deputy Sheriff Rick Conley / Luke Catlin / McDermott / Mike Gillis / Will McNab
DeForest Kelley
Captain Moss Johnson / Dr. Michael Jons / Tully
Dub Taylor
Barlow / Luke Calhoun / Otto / Simon
Katie Sweet
Peggy Dayton
Mariette Hartley
Barbara Scott / Jennifer Carlis / Lola Fairmont / Mamyope / Alicia Purcell
Claude Akins
Col. Edward J. Dunwoody / Ezekiel / Marshal Emmett Dowd / Sam Hill
Jim Davis
Johnny / Sam Butler / Sam Wolfe
Al Bain
Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Elam
Buford Buckalew / Dodie Hoad / Honest John
Strother Martin
Cole Younger / Joad Bruder / Little Meredith Smith
Ann Prentiss
Meena Calhoun / Wilhelmina Calhoun
Melissa Murphy
Jenny Winters / Nancy Wills / Noreen
Bonnie Bedelia
Alice Harper / Laurie Mansfield
Eric Fleming
Heber Clauson / Wes Dunn
R. G. Armstrong
Andrew Holloway / Col. Keith Jarrell / Nathan Clay
James Coburn
Elmer Trace / Pete Jessup / Ross Marquette
John Saxon
Blas / Chief Jocova / Steven Friday
Joe Turkel
Lupe / Private Peters / Thug #1
Charles Maxwell
Jack Groat / Rio / Virgil Jordan
Tony Colti
Ollie Start (as Anthony Colti) / Orv Pettis (as Anthony Colti) / Randy Bruder (as Anthony Colti)
Rudy Doucette
Juror (uncredited) / Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Harvey
Bixle / Doc Martin - Coroner / Sangster
Brooke Bundy
Annie Kane / Mary Elizabeth Fuller
Dawn Wells
Marty Johnson / Moon Holt
Tom Lowell
Jabez Ludlow
Beth Brickell
Dilsey Brennan / Emily McPhail
Neville Brand
Doyle / Pepper Shannon
Louise Latham
Harriet Clinton / Willie Mae Rikeman
John Randolph
Doctor Belden / Donavan
Clifton James
Lawson / Mr. Quarry
Diane Baker
Mary Wharton / Norma O'Casey
Joan Hackett
Judith Corman / Margarita Miguel
Linda Gaye Scott
Dixie Wells / Mae
George Kennedy
Peter Long / Waldo Watson
Jacqueline Scott
Joy Dexter / Willa Cord
Linda Foster
Jennifer Yardley / Sue Miller
Tom Skerritt
Corporal Bill Tanner / Jerry
Lola Albright
Ann / Dolly Bantree
Joan Freeman
Hallie Shannon / Kelly Lincrom
Vera Miles
April Christopher / Sarah Lowell
David Huddleston
Doc Scully / Myles Johnson
Diane Shalet
Katie York / Ruth Sloan
Warren Stevens
Count Alexis / Paul Mandel
Jan-Michael Vincent
Eddie / Rick Miller
Buddy Ebsen
Cactus Murphy / Sheriff Jesse Sanders
Richard Farnsworth
Tate / Troy
Sue Ane Langdon
Jennifer Flinch / Tracy Ledbetter
Linda Lawson
Maria Hackett / Melinda Bowers
Anne Helm
Abigail Pettigraw / Meredith Smith / Callie Martin
Sue Randall
Ann Davis / Sue Watson
Andrew Robinson
John Harper
Albert Salmi
Albie / Stretch
Barry Sullivan
Attorney Dayton Fuller / Mark Burdette
Leo Gordon
Early Thorne / Forsythe
Ted Knight
Halloran / Mayor Amos Garrett
Dina Merrill
Susannah Clauson
Lois Nettleton
Elizabeth Ann Clauson
Edward Platt
Harvey Buford / Wade Colly
Irene Tedrow
Kerri Pickett / Mrs. Buford
John McIntire
Old Charlie Conners / Sheriff Mike Latimer
Cal Bolder
Arnie 'The Ape' Guthrie / Charlie Powers
Harry Dean Stanton
Billy / Stiles
Laurie Mitchell
Harriet / Julie Martingale
Jason Evers
J.D. Lambert / Tom Blackwell
Anna Navarro
Consuela / Prudence Welles
Royal Dano
Jason Ganther / Matt Jeffers
Davey Davison
Louise Corman / Valerie Townsend
Simon Oakland
Frank Scott / Mel Barnes / William Poole
Slim Pickens
Big Jim Leyton / Sheriff Gant
Brioni Farrell
Regina Rossi
Joe De Santis
Dr. Isaac Dawson / Samuel Michelson
Marshall Reed
Hammond / Party Guest
Herbert Lytton
Abe McClane / Fred
Don Barry
Bud Claggett / Temple
Henry Hull
Charlie Trent / Sheriff B. Banneman Brown
William Demarest
Angus Tweedy / Enos Milford
Dale Van Sickel
Miner (uncredited) / Morgan
Marie Windsor
Mrs. Elizabeth Lassiter
John Hoyt
Major Sutcliffe
Yvonne De Carlo
Lotta Crabtree
George Macready
Alpheus Troy
Luana Anders
Julie
Tommy Sands
Wiley Kane
Tom Tully
Sundown Davis
Anthony D. Call
Billy Davis
Elizabeth Perry
Ruthie Davis
Kelly Thordsen
Jed Drugan
Helen Funai
Lim Toy
Allyn Ann McLerie
Charity Moffet
Bob Barker
Mort
Franchot Tone
Denver McKee
Fletcher Allen
Becker
Jack Carr
Card Player
Barry Kelley
Aaron Cooper
Willis Bouchey
George Garvey
Jimmy Carter
Kavanaugh's Grandson
Noah Beery Jr.
Lothario Larkin
Dorothy Green
Laura
Linda Bennett
Francine
Olive Sturgess
Nancy
Jan Norris
Meg (as Jane Norris)
Frank Ferguson
Abner
John Rodney
Edwin Booth
Pat Crowley
Julia Grant (as Patricia Crowley)
Natalie Trundy
Connie McKee
Jill Haworth
Gillian Harwood
Tracy Stratford
Susan Clarke
Jon Shank
Tim Moss
Kevin O'Neal
Reb
Nicolas Beauvy
Ron Lewis
Ron Howard
Ted Hoag
David Ladd
Billy Allen
Guy Prescott
Charlie
John Eldredge
Mr. Sherman
Madeleine Sherwood
Vella Owens
Robert Middleton
Grizzly Martingale
Anjanette Comer
Joan Wingate
Gena Rowlands
Ragan Miller
Meg Foster
Evangeline Woodtree
Sandra Ego
Haida
Louis Gossett Jr.
Buck Walter
Yaphet Kotto
Child Barnett
Kelly Jean Peters
Missy Hamilton
Loretta Swit
Ellen Sue Greely
Ben Johnson
Kelly James
Victor French
Tom Callahan
Sandy Duncan
Angeline
Kathleen Widdoes
Anna Kosovo
Terry Moore
Lydia Yates
Charles Dierkop
Nicholson
Susan Seaforth Hayes
Hollybelle Burnside
Dennis Hopper
Dev Farnum
Jay Novello
Don Miguel
Charles Bronson
Harry Starr
Telly Savalas
Charles Augustus Hackett
Rory Calhoun
Tom Wilson
Sandra Warner
Nancy Collings
Harold J. Stone
Chad Cord
Kathryn Hays
Prudence Jessup
Karen Carlson
Theodora Duffy
Bruce Cabot
Sheriff Reed Larrimore
Valerie Allen
Olive
Barrie Chase
Kellie Conrad
Melissa Newman
Lori
Victoria Thompson
Julia Griswold
Ayn Ruymen
Evie Parker
Gary Busey
Henry Johnson
Jodie Foster
Bluebird
Edward Andrews
Bert
Anthony James
Willie Bruder
Brenda Scott
Lucinda 'Lucy' Melviney
Rip Torn
Will Hewitt
John Quade
Tallman
Martin Landau
Emeliano
Cherie Latimer
Bright Moon
M. Emmet Walsh
Mattheson
Forrest Tucker
Frank Ryan
Linda Cristal
Teresa
Chief Dan George
Red Cloud
Will Geer
Ferris Callahan
Michael Rennie
Prof. Poppy / Dr. P.A. Mundy
James Booth
Rev. Jess Avery
Joan Blackman
Clara Dorn
Roscoe Lee Browne
Joshua
Claudia Bryar
Martha
William Watson
Zack
Suzanne Pleshette
Rose Becket
Viveca Lindfors
Angela Bergstrom
Ian Wolfe
Amos
Louise Sorel
Marie
Ina Balin
Sarah Reynolds
Eileen Baral
Lisa
Glenn Corbett
Reverend Paul Watson
Julie Gregg
Dolly
Janis Hansen
Millie
Clint Howard
Michael Thorpe
Leif Erickson
Tom Caine
Kate Jackson
Ellen Clark
John Vernon
Beaudry
Robert Lansing
John Dundee
Sian Barbara Allen
Teresa Burnside
John Doucette
Rev. Evan Morgan
Burt Mustin
Jake Smith
Pamela Franklin
Kelly Edwards
Bek Nelson
Glory
Inger Stevens
Emily Pennington
Jack Warden
Mike Wilson
Adrienne Hayes
Amy Bishop
Jan Shepard
Sally
Majel Barrett
Annie Slocum
S. John Launer
Jason Carter
Judi Rolin
Wendy Daniels
Whitney Blake
Ann Samuels
Fay Spain
Sue Ellen Terry
Jean Willes
Amelia Terry
Sally Kellerman
Kathleen Walker
Elisha Cook Jr.
John Walker
Lynn Loring
Laurie Ferguson
Ed Begley
Dan Tolliver
Chana Eden
Shoshoni Girl
BarBara Luna
Cayetena Losaro
Jack Lord
Clay Renton
Susan Oliver
Leta Malvet
Wesley Lau
Dave Walker
Teddy Quinn
Tommy Miller
Dianne Foster
Joyce Edwards
Dennis Patrick
Sam Bord
Patricia Donahue
Regina Darien
Larry Gates
Jacob Darien
Ricardo Montalban
Matsou
Anthony Caruso
Lagos
Madlyn Rhue
Hatoya
Anna-Lisa
White Buffalo Woman / Ruth Halversen
Stella Stevens
Ann 'Annie' Croft
Karen Sharpe
Sheribelle - the Saloon Girl
Leonard Nimoy
Freddy
Jan Sterling
Dianne Jordan
Lee Van Cleef
Appling
Jack Oakie
Thaddeus Cade
Dabbs Greer
Sam
Wayne Newton
Andy Walker
Leslie Nielsen
Sheriff Paul Rowan
Chubby Johnson
Clyde
Shirley Bonne
Sally Bristol
Beau Bridges
Horace Perkins
Jackie Russell
Jennifer Beale
Barbara Lawrence
Della Thompson
Myrna Fahey
Dolly Kincaid
Paul Lukather
Robie
Nancy Malone
Katherine Rowan
Lory Patrick
Rita
Paul Richards
Russ Wharton
John Ireland
Marshal Will Rimbau
Martin West
Johnny Hill
John Ericson
Vince Dagen
Henry Darrow
Amigo
Julie Adams
Helen Layton
Katherine Warren
Maud Hoad
Anita Sands
Willow Hoad
Suzanne Lloyd
Jennifer Lane
Ziva Rodann
Maria Reagan
Veda Ann Borg
Beulah
Beverly Tyler
Mary
Shirley Ballard
Belle Trask
Lloyd Bochner
Prince Vladimir
Claire Griswold
Countess Elena
Robert Biheller
Ted 'Napoleon' Arseneaux
Judi Meredith
Linda Roberts
Nina Foch
Clarissa Cartwright
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Madame Marova
Bettye Ackerman
Estelle Dawson
James Gregory
Mulvaney
Ron Hayes
Donnie Buckler
CeCe Whitney
Delphine Marquette
Randy Stuart
Marge Fuller
Lana Wood
Dana Dawson
Tina Louise
Mary Burns
Kim Darby
Trudy Loughlin
Charles Aidman
Jim Applegate
Peggy Ann Garner
Cameo Johnson
Naura Hayden
Big Red
Diana Millay
Diana Cayley
Faith Domergue
Lee Bolden
Richard Anderson
Jamison Fillmore
Burgess Meredith
Owney Duggan
Patricia Hyland
Cathy Fredericks
Tisha Sterling
Laura Jean Pollard
William Windom
Marshal Passmore
Elizabeth MacRae
Lila Holden
Robert J. Wilke
Sheriff Claude T. Booker
James Whitmore
John Postley
Johnny Whitaker
Timmy Carter
Susan Strasberg
Rosalita
G. D. Spradlin
Jenks
John Marley
Marshal Millett
Sandra Smith
Ann Purcell
Jean Hale
Casey Collins
Joe Don Baker
Luke Harper
Robert Culp
Ed Payson
Tom Bosley
Titus Simpson
Linda Sue Risk
Samantha
Antoinette Bower
Martha Cartwright Dorcas
Celeste Yarnall
Katie Kelly
Linda Marsh
Harriet Ball
Peter Mark Richman
Richard Vardeman
Joan Van Ark
Annie Laurie Adams
Ben Cooper
Johnny Lightly
Lisa Lu
Su Ling
Erika Peters
Eloise Villon
Audrey Dalton
Melinda Banning
Brooke Hayward
Laura White
Cheerio Meredith
Nellie Lynch
Pam Smith
Lindy Ganther
Bethel Leslie
Ann Grant
Anne Benton
Caroline Partridge
Eileen Ryan
Abigail Jones
Diana Darrin
Margie
Rosalind Roberts
Vicki
Douglas Lambert
Albert Abraham Michelson
Grace Gaynor
Mary Enders
Luciana Paluzzi
Michele Dubois
Lee Bergere
Don Ricardo Fernandez
Dorothy Adams
Martha Neighbors
Nina Shipman
Trudy Coombs / Harker
Warren Oates
Paul Magruder
Mary Treen
Annie Wilson
Patricia Breslin
Susan Blanchard
Shug Fisher
Barbey Shanks (uncredited)
William 'Shorty' Young
Barbey Shanks
Robert Vaughn
Luke Martin
Keir Dullea
Bob Jolley
Ellen Corby
Cora Milford
Toby Michaels
Ann Wilson
Carroll O'Connor
Tom Slayden
Denver Pyle
Sheriff Ed
Judee Morton
Karen Slayden
Doris Dowling
Katie O'Brien
Trevor Bardette
Scotty
Donna Martell
Esther Callan
Ilka Windish
Mother Veronica
Judy Carne
Sister Mary Kathleen
Stefanie Powers
Calamity Jane Canary
Jackie Loughery
The 'Other Woman'
Jay C. Flippen
Barney Fuller
Patricia Blair
Lila Conrad
Stuart Randall
Sheriff Cogan
Aneta Corsaut
Rebecca Kaufman
Keenan Wynn
Sergeant O'Rourke
Arnold Stang
Jake 'the Weasel'
Bobby Jordan
Thug #2
George Dunn
Rocky
Lyle Talbot
The Handsome Dude in Bar
Edward Faulkner
Bob Stevens
Stafford Repp
Carter
Norman Alden
Teller
John Kellogg
Frank Reed
Louis Mercier
Duzzaq
Tom Reese
Lee Burton
Virginia Christine
Martha Hale
Sherwood Price
Sand
Douglas Spencer
Alonzo McFadden
George Mitchell
Jubal Hadfield
John Dehner
Captain Pender
Peter Whitney
Lewt Cutter
Harry Carey, Jr.
Corporal Burton
James Olson
Vance
Dana Elcar
Mr. Merrick
Richard Bull
Mr. Goodman
Wayne Heffley
Bert
Victor Izay
Foreman
Norma Varden
Ma Nutley
Gerald Mohr
Cato Troxell
Andy Devine
Roscoe
Steve Raines
Deputy Sheriff
Fionnula Flanagan
Meg Dundee
Len Lesser
Art Fancher
Arthur Shields
Dennis
Julie Parrish
Patty Lou Fairchild
Michael Conrad
Hank Kelly
Tracy Olsen
Elizabeth Drew
Luana Patten
Lorna Medford
Percy Helton
Lafe
Paul Bryar
Horse Trader
Henry Kulky
Bearcat Sampson
Alan Hale Jr.
Swede Lundberg
Richard Reeves
Clayton
Robert Adler
O'Hara
Michael Burns
Donny Benson
Jane Zachary
Anna Mulvaney
Walter Brooke
Tobias Wentworth Finch
John Harmon
Telegrapher
Russ Conway
Dave Hart
Florence MacMichael
Nancy Hart
Maudie Prickett
Mrs. Ellery
Fred Graham
Baxter (uncredited)
James MacArthur
Jason Fredericks
Nita Talbot
Gladys Mueller
Paul Fix
Barney
Bruce Dern
Cully Maco
Sheilah Wells
George Blessing
Fred Clark
Judge Neeley

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