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
Released60 years, 9 months ago
Run span13 years, 4 months
Seasons 14
Episodes 431
Correction?
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About Bonanza

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 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 lives in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon. It later featured at various times 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 ore, from Spanish bonanza (prosperity), and commonly refers to the 1859 revelation of the Comstock Lode discovery, not far from the fictional Ponderosa Ranch that the Cartwright family operated. The show's theme song, also titled "Bonanza," became a hit song in its own right. Only instrumental renditions, absent Ray Evans' lyrics, were ever used during the series' 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) to 1867 (Season 13) during and shortly after the American Civil War. 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:

Gena Rowlands
American actress
Alive
Marlo Thomas
American actress, producer, and social activist
Alive
Kate Jackson
American actress
Alive
Vera Miles
American actress
Alive
Victoria Vetri
American playboy model
Alive
Mariette Hartley
American actress
Alive
Rip Torn
American actor
Dead
Tina Louise
Actress, singer, author
Alive
Jan-Michael Vincent
American actor
Dead
Ken Howard
American actor
Dead
James Coburn
American film and television actor
Dead
Stefanie Powers
Actress, singer, equestrienne, animal rights activist
Alive
Beau Bridges
actor and director from the United States
Alive
Louis Gossett
American actor
Alive
Keith Carradine
American actor
Alive
Bonnie Bedelia
American actress
Alive
Bruce Dern
American actor
Alive
Loretta Swit
American actress
Alive
Herb Vigran
American actor
Dead
Meg Foster
American actress
Alive
Ricardo Montalbán
actor
Dead
Richard Thomas
American actor
Alive
John Astin
born 1930; American actor
Alive
John Saxon
American actor
Alive
Joyce Bulifant
American actress
Alive
Clint Howard
American actor
Alive
Tom Skerritt
American actor
Alive
Dean Stockwell
American actor
Alive
Dabbs Greer
American actor
Dead
Fionnula Flanagan
Irish actress
Alive
Lee Van Cleef
actor
Dead
George Gaynes
American actor
Dead
Ruta Lee
Actress, dancer
Alive
Lee Purcell
actress
Alive
Anne Jeffreys
American actress and singer
Dead
Susan Howard
American actress
Alive
Melinda Dillon
American actress
Alive
Salome Jens
American stage, film, and television actress
Alive
Lisa Lu
American actress
Alive
Mary Wickes
actress
Dead
Lisa Eilbacher
American actress
Alive
Ruth Foster
American actress
Dead
Tom Bosley
American actor
Dead
Nina Foch
actress
Dead
Eileen Ryan
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
Kathryn Hays
American actress
Alive
Kathleen Widdoes
American actress
Alive
Tisha Sterling
actress
Alive
Robert Pine
American actor
Alive
Verna Bloom
American actress
Dead
Pamela Payton-Wright
American actress
Dead
Jason Wingreen
American actor
Dead
M. Emmet Walsh
American actor
Alive
Edgar Buchanan
actor
Dead
Jill Townsend
American actress
Alive
Dabney Coleman
American actor
Alive
Andrew Robinson
American actor and professor
Alive
James Hong
American actor, voice actor and director
Alive
Dean Jones
actor
Dead
Faith Domergue
actress
Dead
Irene Tedrow
actress
Dead
Jack Albertson
American character actor
Dead
Yaphet Kotto
American actor
Alive
Lois Nettleton
actress
Dead
Richard Mulligan
American actor
Dead
Richard Farnsworth
actor
Dead
Tommy Sands
American pop music singer and actor
Alive
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
Hampton Fancher
American actor and director
Alive
Donnelly Rhodes
Canadian actor
Dead
Patricia Breslin
American actress
Dead
Henry Jones
American actor of stage, film and television
Dead
Aneta Corsaut
American actress
Dead
Lawrence Dane
Canadian actor
Alive
Luana Anders
actress
Dead
Felix E. Feist
American film and television director
Dead
Robert Butler
television and film director
Alive
James Booth
English actor and screenwriter
Dead
Cathy O'Donnell
American actress
Dead
Tor Johnson
Wrestler, actor
Dead
Michael McGreevey
American actor
Alive
Geoffrey Deuel
actor
Alive