David Dortort

David Dortort, was a Hollywood screenwriter and producer, widely known for his role as producer in two successful NBC television series: Bonanza and The High Chaparral. 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. From 1954-55, Dohort was involved in directing and writing for The Public Defender. He produced 'The Restless Gun', The Cowboys television version, and a prequel series featuring younger versions of the Bonanza characters called Ponderosa, which was produced with Beth Sullivan. In 1979–1980, he created the 13-week CBS miniseries, The Chisholms. Michael Landon ... more on Wikipedia

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