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ACTOR DAN BLOCKER BEFORE “BONANZA”

       

Dan Blocker was born in Del Kalb, Texas. At the age of 12
years old (above) he was at the Texas Military Institute in
San Antonio and was already over 6 feet tall and 200 .lbs.

In 1940, Dan enrolled in Hardin-Simmons University and
Sul Ross State University where he earned a degree in
speech and drama.  

Blocker was a high-school English and drama teacher in
Sonora, 
Texas, from 1953 to 1954, a sixth-grade teacher
and coach at Eddy
Elementary School in Carlsbad, New
Mexico
, and then a teacher in California. Blocker and his
wife Dolphia, moved to Los Angeles
where he secured
some acting roles.
          


Throwback Thursday: Dan Blocker – Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library
Blocker (center) playing football at Sul
Ross University in 1946.
       
     


    

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Blocker was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War
where he served as an infantry sergeant from December 1951
to August
 1952. He received a Purple Heart, for wounds in
combat, and several service medals.  

In 1957, Blocker appeared in a Three Stooges short, Outer
Space
Jitters, playing the Goon, billed as "Don Blocker". He
made two 
appearances on Gunsmoke (CBS) as a blacksmith.

Blocker’s  big break also came in 1959, when he was cast as
"Hoss" Cartwright on the NBC television series Bonanza and 
played the role in 415 episodes until his death in 1972.        


       
 
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Bobby Dan Davis Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972)

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ACTION ACTOR LIAM NEESON IS 70 TO DAY

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William John Neeson was born in Northern Ireland. He has received several awards throughout his career, including nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards,
three
Golden Globe Awards and the Venice Film Festival‘s Volpi
Cup
. In 2020, he was placed 7th on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s
50 Greatest Film Actors. Neeson was appointed
Officer of the Order
of the British Empire
(OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

Liam Neeson | Liam neeson, Özel kuvvetler, Youtube
2008

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2014

Liam Neeson film Hard Powder moves to BC after rejection in Alberta | News

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RONNY AFTER “THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW”

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Ron Howard as the young boy Jamie with James Arness as
Dodge City Marshal Matt Dillon in the 1969 episode “Charlie
Noon” on Gunsmoke (CBS-TV).

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Ronald William Howard turned 68 in March.
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MOVIE LEGEND CLINT EASTWOOD IS 92

Why is Clint Eastwood still ruffling feathers at the ripe old age of 90? |  Numéro Magazine

Going against type: this Jewish liberal owns nine guns | Web Informant

Force Material Episode XXVI: Unforgiven

Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90

An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best
Director
and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven (1992)
and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004).

DGA Magazine | September 2003 | Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection: Amazon.ca: Various, Various: Movies & TV  Shows

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VOICE ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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Melvin Jerome Blanc (born Melvin Jerome Blank)
(May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Mel Blanc is internationally known for his work in the Golden
Age of
American Animation
as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy
Duck
, Porky Pig, and most of the other characters from the
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
theatrical cartoons. He later
voiced characters for
Hanna-Barbera‘s television cartoons,
including
Barney Rubble on The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely
on The Jetsons.

Referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices", he is regarded
as one of the most influential people in the
voice acting industry,
and as one of the greatest
voice actors of all time.

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