Bonanza: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of 1959-1973 American western/cowboy television series Bonanza have died?

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1959-1973 American western/cowboy television series

Bonanza

Started 12 Sep 1959
Ended 16 Jan 1973
Released62 years, 4 months ago
Run span13 years, 4 months
Seasons 14
Episodes 431
Correction?
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About Bonanza

Bonanza is an American Western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.The title "Bonanza" is a term used by miners in regard to a large vein or deposit of silver ore, from Spanish bonanza (prosperity) and commonly refers to the 1859 revelation of the Comstock Lode of rich silver ore mines under the town of Virginia City, not far from the fictional Ponderosa Ranch that the Cartwright family operated. The show's theme song, also titled "Bonanza", became a hit song. Only instrumental renditions, absent Ray Evans' lyrics, were used during the series's long run.In 2002, Bonanza was ranked No. 43 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 TV Guide included it in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time. The time period for the television series is roughly between 1861 (Season 1) and 1867 (Season 13) during and shortly after the American Civil War, coinciding with the period Nevada Territory became a U.S. state. During the summer of 1972, NBC aired reruns of episodes from the 1967–1970 period in prime time on Tuesday evening under the title Ponderosa.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Bonanza:

Bonnie Bedelia
American actress
Alive
Stefanie Powers
actress, singer, equestrienne, animal rights activist
Alive
George Kennedy
American actor
Dead
Gena Rowlands
American actress
Alive
John Saxon
American actor (1936-2020)
Dead
Melinda Dillon
American actress
Alive
Ruta Lee
actress, dancer
Alive
Richard Thomas
American actor
Alive
Vera Miles
American actress
Alive
Victoria Vetri
American playboy model
Alive
Rip Torn
American actor (1931-2019)
Dead
Mariette Hartley
American actress
Alive
Tina Louise
American actress
Alive
Keith Carradine
American actor
Alive
Kate Jackson
American actress
Alive
Jan-Michael Vincent
American actor
Dead
Ken Howard
American actor
Dead
Joyce Bulifant
American actress
Alive
James Coburn
American film and television actor
Dead
Bruce Dern
American actor
Alive
Loretta Swit
American actress
Alive
Beau Bridges
actor and director from the United States
Alive
John Astin
American actor
Alive
Clint Howard
American actor
Alive
Herb Vigran
American actor
Dead
Ricardo Montalbán
actor
Dead
Meg Foster
American actress
Alive
Louis Gossett Jr.
American actor
Alive
Fionnula Flanagan
Irish actress
Alive
Dabbs Greer
American actor
Dead
Tom Skerritt
American actor
Alive
Lee Van Cleef
actor
Dead
George Gaynes
American actor
Dead
Anne Jeffreys
American actress and singer
Dead
Lee Purcell
actress
Alive
Susan Howard
American actress
Alive
Lisa Lu
American actress
Alive
Salome Jens
American stage, film, and television actress
Alive
Mary Wickes
actress
Dead
Ruth Foster
American actress
Dead
Yaphet Kotto
American actor (1939-2021)
Dead
Tom Bosley
American actor
Dead
Nina Foch
actress
Dead
James Hong
American actor, voice actor and director
Alive
Eileen Ryan
American actress
Alive
Lisa Eilbacher
American actress
Alive
Angel Tompkins
American actress
Alive
Ben Johnson
American film actor (1918-1996)
Dead
Rance Howard
American actor
Dead
Kimberly Beck
actress
Alive
Dabney Coleman
American actor
Alive
Kathleen Widdoes
American actress
Alive
Robert Carradine
American actor
Alive
Kathryn Hays
American actress
Alive
Robert Pine
American actor
Alive
Verna Bloom
American actress
Dead
Tisha Sterling
American actress
Alive
Carol Locatell
American actress
Alive
Pamela Payton-Wright
American actress
Dead
M. Emmet Walsh
American actor
Alive
Jason Wingreen
American actor
Dead
Jill Townsend
American actress
Alive
Edgar Buchanan
actor
Dead
Andrew Robinson
American actor and professor
Alive
Dean Jones
actor
Dead
Faith Domergue
actress
Dead
Irene Tedrow
actress
Dead
Jack Albertson
American character actor
Dead
Lois Nettleton
actress
Dead
Tommy Sands
American pop music singer and actor
Alive
Richard Mulligan
American actor
Dead
Richard Farnsworth
actor
Dead
James Gammon
American actor
Dead
Peggy Ann Garner
actress from the United States
Dead
Noble Willingham
American actor
Dead
Richard Kiley
American actor
Dead
Susan Tyrrell
American actress
Dead
Jon Cypher
actor
Alive
Donnelly Rhodes
Canadian actor
Dead
Hampton Fancher
American actor and director
Alive
Bruce Kirby
American actor
Dead
William Bassett
American actor
Alive
Patricia Breslin
American actress
Dead
John Beck
American actor
Alive
Henry Jones
American actor of stage, film and television
Dead
Aneta Corsaut
American actress
Dead
Lawrence Dane
Canadian actor
Alive
Karl Lukas
American actor (1919-1995)
Dead
Robert Butler
television and film director
Alive
Luana Anders
actress
Dead
Felix E. Feist
American film and television director
Dead
James Booth
English actor and screenwriter
Dead
Cathy O'Donnell
American actress
Dead
Tor Johnson
Wrestler, actor
Dead
Michael McGreevey
American actor
Alive
Marco St. John
American actor
Alive
Geoffrey Deuel
actor
Alive