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The Only Actors
Still Alive From
The Cast Of
Bonanza
By JULIA SELINGER
Mitch Vogel joined the cast of "Bonanza" at the age of 14 and played the red-headed teen cowboy Jamie Hunter. He appeared in the films "Yours, Mine, and Ours," and "The Reivers," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, before retiring from acting in the ‘70s.

Mitch Vogel

Matheson joined the Cartwright clan in the show's final season, playing a parolee-turned-ranch hand. Post-"Bonanza," Matheson would enjoy a prolific film and television career, including “Animal House,” “The West Wing,” and “Virgin River,” currently on Netflix.

Tim Matheson

Marlo Thomas appeared as Tai Lee, a fiery mail-order bride who arrives from China. Fortunately, Thomas's following roles didn't traffic in stereotypes; they include the sitcom "That Girl,” the children's series "Free to Be...You and Me,” and a recurring role as Rachel's mother in "Friends.”

Marlo Thomas

Mariette Hartley appeared in four episodes between 1965 and 1971, falling in love with a different character each time. Hartley appeared in several popular '70s shows, including "Little House on the Prairie, “The Incredible Hulk,"and "The Rockford Files,” as well as more recent series like "Law & Order: SVU."

Mariette Hartley

Before becoming an iconic Las Vegas performer, Wayne Newton played Andy Walker, a young ranch hand, in two 1966 episodes. Newton ascended to Vegas royalty and appeared in a number of series and films, such as "Ocean's Eleven,” and most recently played himself in projects like "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens."

Wayne Newton