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Leta Malvet
Susan Oliver as Leta Malvet
Biographical information
Full Name: Leta Mallory Malver
Occupation: Babysitter
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: American
Hair color: Strawberry blonde
Eye color: Blue
Born: ????
Died: ????
Family/Relatives: Brother and father, both outlaws
Spouse None
Romances/Domestic Partners: Clay Renton (killed by Ben Cartwright)
Children: None
Appeared on: Bonanza (TV Series)
First Episode: "The Outcast" (Season 1)
Last Episode: N/A, One time appearance
Portrayed by: Susan Oliver

Leta Malvet is a character who appears in the Season 1 episode of Bonanza titled "The Outcast" (episode #17). The part of Leta is played in the episode by Susan Oliver/

About Leta[]

The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet when she's ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the stagecoach that they thought carried the Ponderosa's payroll. But Adam is sure that the gang will try again when they find out that the Malvets came up empty-handed and suspects that it's no coincidence when Leta's beau, bad boy Clay Renton (played by Jack Lord), decided to come back to town, as he winds up protecting her from her outlaw boyfriend, who's shot by Ben after he tries to draw his pistol on him.