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David Dortort dies at 93; created and produced TV western 'Bonanza'
David Dortort dies at 93; created and produced TV western 'Bonanza'

David Dortort, the creator and producer of "Bonanza," the long-running television western that was untraditional in its emphasis on relationships over violence and that helped spur public demand for color TVs, has died. He was 93. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: A news obituary in Wednesday's LATExtra section on "Bonanza" creator and producer David Dortort said the TV show was set in Nevada City. It was set in Virginia City, Nev. -------------------- Dortort died in his sleep Sunday at his Westwood home after a period of declining health, said his business manager, Mads Bjerre. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: David Dortort obituary: The obituary in...

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