‘Bonanza’: Michael Landon Says There Were Rumors That The Cartwrights Were Gay

nbc hit series Bonanza was one of the longest-running westerns in history and starred Michael Landon as Little Joe Cartwright. The Cartwright family has wealth, and the show features their lives in Virginia City, Nevada. Unfortunately, many of the Cartwrights were unable to maintain relationships with women, and Landon said that this led to rumors that Cartwright men might be gay.

Many of the Cartwright family members on ‘Bonanza’ did not have long-term relationships.

Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright and Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright | NBCU photo bank

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