Dan Blocker was an American actor best known for his role as Eric “Hoss” Cartwright in the long-running television Western series “Bonanza.” Here’s a brief overview of his life:
- Wife: Dan Blocker was married to Dolphia Lee Blocker (née Parker). They got married in 1952 and remained married until his death in 1972. Son: Dan Blocker and Dolphia Lee Blocker had four children together, one of whom was a son named Dirk Blocker, who also pursued a career in acting Net Worth: At the time of his death in 1972, Dan Blocker’s net worth was estimated to be around $5 million. Adjusted for inflation, this would be substantially higher in today’s dollars. Cause of Death: Dan Blocker died on May 13, 1972, at the age of 43, due to complications following a surgery to remove his gall bladder. The surgery led to a post-operative pulmonary embolism, which resulted in his untimely death.
Dan Blocker’s legacy endures through his memorable performances on “Bonanza” and his contributions to the entertainment industry.