Debra Lee Blocker Biography
Debra Lee Blocker is an American Artist famously known as the twin daughter of Dan Blocker, an American television actor and Korean War veteran best known for his portrayal of Hoss Cartwright on the long-running NBC Western television series Bonanza.
Debra Lee Blocker Net Worth
Debra Lee is estimated to have a net worth of $0.7 million dollars at present. She has accumulated her net worth with the versatility she has shown in each field she has worked in.
Debra Lee Blocker Age
Debra is 69 years old as of 2022, she was born in 1953, in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, the United States as Katherine Bear Tur. She celebrates her birthday every year with her family and close friends.
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Debra Lee Blocker Height
Debra stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches approximately 1.69 m. Her weight, hair color, eye color, bra size, waist and bust size will be updated as soon as the details are available.
Debra Lee Blocker Parents
Debra’s mother met her husband, Blocker, at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. They married on August 25, 1952. The couple remained married until Dan Blocker died in May 1972. They had four children.
Debra Lee Blocker Siblings
Debra Lee Blocker’s younger brothers followed in their famous father’s footsteps. Dirk Blocker, Debra Lee’s brother, is an actor like their father.
He got his first regular TV role as pilot Jerry Bragg on Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-1978). He starred as Detective Michael Hitchcock on the Fox/NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine from 2013 to 2021.
David Blocker, her other brother, is a film producer. He won an Emmy in 1998 for his work on Don King: Only in America. Debra Lee, on the other hand, is a painter.
Debra Lee Blocker Father
Blocker died on May 13, 1972, at the age of 43, of a pulmonary embolism following gallbladder surgery at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles.
According to a news report, “Blocker went into the hospital for gall bladder surgery, developed a blood clot in his lung, and died.”
That autumn, the writers of Bonanza took the unusual step of referencing a major character’s death in the show’s storyline.
According to a 2011 report, “this would be the first time in television history that a show dealt with, or even mentioned, the death of one of its characters.”
Specifics of the death were not discussed in the series, but a character in a subsequent series, Bonanza: The Next Generation, stated that “Hoss drowned trying to save another’s life.”
Without Hoss, Bonanza lasted another season, and the 14th and final season ended on January 16, 1973. “By far the least popular and least requested season in the show’s rerun package,” according to the press release.
Blocker’s ashes were interred in a family plot in De Kalb, Texas’ Woodmen Cemetery. A plain stone with the name “B. Dan D. Blocker” engraved marks the common grave site; three family members are buried beside him – his father, mother, and sister.