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David Dortort (1916–2010)

David Dortort was born on October 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as David Solomon Katz. He was a producer and writer, known for Bonanza (1959), The High Chaparral (1967) and The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955). He was married to Rose Seldin. He died on September 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Bonanza Producer
(1959-1973)
(1967-1971)
Climax! Writer
(1954)

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 2001 Ponderosa (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot: Part 1 (2001) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Bonanza: The Return (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 Going Bananas (executive producer)
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Chapter IV (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter III (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter II (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- David Done It (1974) ... (executive producer)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (producer - 283 episodes, 1959 - 1968) (executive producer - 142 episodes, 1960 - 1973)
- The Hunter (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Witness (1973) ... (executive producer)
- First Love (1972) ... (executive producer)
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... (executive producer)
  The High Chaparral (TV Series) (executive producer - 96 episodes, 1967 - 1971) (producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- A Man to Match the Land (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Hostage (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Sangre (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The New Lion of Sonora (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Badge (1970) ... (executive producer)
 1957-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (producer - 77 episodes)
- The Hill of Death (1959) ... (producer)
- A Very Special Investigator (1959) ... (producer)
- The Englishman (1959) ... (producer)
- The Cavis Boy (1959) ... (producer)
- A Trial for Jenny May (1959) ... (producer)
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[his credo] Once you establish the harmony that exists in the dramatic arts, you can entice, educate and entertain.

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He is survived by his son, Fred Dortort and daughter-in-law Gael Dortort; and daughter Wendy Dortort Czarnecki. See more »

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Scorpio

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