David Dortort
Date of Birth
Oct 23, 1916
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY


David Dortort contributed to a number of feature films of the 1950s as a screenwriter, but it was as a producer on television that he made his lasting impact on popular culture. Although he couldn't have known it when he launched Bonanza in 1959, Dortort created one of the great iconic series on American television, and perhaps most popular "franchise" series this side of Star Trek. David Dortort...