Clark, Mr and Mrs Bob 1972-06-21

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The Clarks, longtime residents of O’Donnell, discuss their friendship with Dan Blocker and his family. They include the actor’s personal history and his attitudes as they knew them.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Clark

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Date: June 21, 1972

Location: O'Donnell, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: States first recollection of Dan, Anecdotes about school mischief, Dan's attitude toward his size, Local jobs held, Political interests reviewed, Was Korean War veteran, Explains decision to attend military school, Influence of cousin, J. D. Stewart, Marriage and teaching career recalled, Notes reasons for decision to go to Hardin-Simmons, Athletic activity, New York summer theatre experience, Participated in theatre at Sul Ross, Dan's family listed, Attitude toward Bonanza and Hollywood expressed, Reasons for move to Switzerland, Boxing experience related, Anecdote about foot race, Mentions Dan's political attitudes and activities

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdote about racing yacht, Residences in California described, Lists investments and business ventures, Contributions to institutions named, Abundance of migrant labor in O'Donnell in 1950s, Cites medical advice given Dan, Health problems noted, Anecdote about Cadillac, Dolphia Blocker characterized, Incident of shopping in Lubbock for Christmas gifts, Embarrassed about autograph seeker, "Shack" Blocker's funeral discussed, Expressed Dan's attitude toward Bonanza again

Range Dates: 1950-1972

Bulk Dates: 1950-1972

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