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On December 10th, 1928, DAN BLOCKER was born in DeKalb, Texas. When he was six years old the family moved to O'Donnell, in Lynn County, where his father operated a general store. DAN BLOCKER attended Texas Military Institute in San Antonio and Hardin-Simmons University before entering SUL ROSS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE here in Alpine in 1947.

After playing football for the college and graduating with a B.A. degree in speech and drama, he refused offers of professional careers in both football and boxing. He was drafted for combat duty in Korea, where he served as an infantry sergeant.
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Blocker was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He had basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and served as an infantry sergeant in F Company, 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division in Korea, from December 1951 to August 1952. He received a Purple Heart for wounds in combat.

In addition to the Purple Heart, Blocker received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with two bronze campaign stars, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Korean War Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.
In 1952 he returned to SUL ROSS, where he earned an M.A. degree, and then taught school in Sonora, Texas, and Carlsbad, New Mexico, before moving to California in 1956 to work on a Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Los Angeles. During this time he also worked as a substitute teacher and began his career as a professional actor in Los Angeles. He played the role of Hoss Cartwright for thirteen seasons, from 1959 until his death in 1972 from complications following an operation, on NBC's "Bonanza," one of the longest-running and most popular TV series in history.
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Post by TemerityB » December 14th 2020, 12:04am

Blocker appeared in a late Three Stooges short as some sort of weird outer space zombie robot monster. One of the Joe Besser films, and it's awful. He's listed in the credits as "Don Blocker."
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Post by koimaster » December 14th 2020, 12:57am

TemerityB wrote:
December 14th 2020, 12:04am
Blocker appeared in a late Three Stooges short as some sort of weird outer space zombie robot monster. One of the Joe Besser films, and it's awful. He's listed in the credits as "Don Blocker."
Better than stan besch or best or......
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Post by Datsun240Z71 » December 14th 2020, 5:38am

TemerityB wrote:
December 14th 2020, 12:04am
Blocker appeared in a late Three Stooges short as some sort of weird outer space zombie robot monster. One of the Joe Besser films, and it's awful. He's listed in the credits as "Don Blocker."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ltsx-f50As
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