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David Dortort (born David Katz) was born October 23, 1916 in New York City. He was a Hollywood producer and writer, widely known for his role as producer in two NBC television series Bonanza (1959–1967) and The High Chaparral (1967–1971). Dortort's focus shifted in the late 1960s to the newer series, leaving the production of Bonanza largely to his associates during its last five and a half years (1967–1973).
Dortort was married for 67 years to Rose Dortort (née Seldin), who died September 30, 2007, at age 92. They had two children, Wendy Czarnecki and Fred Dortort.
Dortort died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles, California, on September 5, 2010, a month and a half before his 94th birthday. He had a history of heart problems.
Selected Bonanza EpisodesEdit
|1959||101: A Rose for Lotta||Yes|
|1959||102: The Sun Mountain Herd||Yes|
|1959||109: Mr. Henry Comstock||Yes|
|1960||121: The Spanish Grant||Yes|
|1961||234: Sam Hill||Yes|
|1962||329: Inger, My Love||Yes|
- David Dortort on IMDb