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Dan Blocker (middle) Michael Landon (right).

Dan Blocker was an American actor who is best known for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the western series "Bonanza" which he played along side Michael Landon. Dan and Michael Landon were both good friend and Michael was deeply sad of Dan's death in 1972. When Michael Landon produced the Little House on the praire series he often thought of Hoss when he played certain sad scenes during the episodes. When the character Almanzo Wilder arrived on the show Michael Landon gave the actor one of Hoss's old hats to wear.

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