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Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene

Age
72 (passed away Sep. 11th, 1987)
Birthday
Feb. 12th, 1915
Born in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height
6' 0 1/2"

Lorne Greene's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bonanza TV Show
Bonanza
Battlestar Galactica (1978) TV Show
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Galactica 1980 TV Show
Galactica 1980
The Andy Williams Show TV Show
The Andy Williams Show
Code Red TV Show
Code Red
Sailor of Fortune (UK) TV Show
Sailor of Fortune (UK)
Appointment with Destiny TV Show
Appointment with Destiny
 

Main Movie Roles

1974 - Earthquake
1961 - The Errand Boy
1958 - The Buccaneer
1957 - Peyton Place
1956 - Autumn Leaves

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Wade Griffin
13
O'Brien
4
Buck Hamilton
3
Emil Remick
2
Inspector Hans Stavlin
2
John Reynolds
2
Col. Jonathan Bell
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Canadian-born Lorne Greene began acting while attending Canada's Queen's University, and after graduation got a job in radio broadcasting. His rich, deep, authoritarian voice quickly propelled him to prominence as Canada's top newscaster. He left Canada in the early 1950s for a film career in Hollywood, and soon began appearing regularly in television, films and on radio. His greatest successes came in two television series, the long-running Western "Bonanza" (1959), in which he played the patriarch of a wealthy frontier family, and the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica" (1978).


TRIVIA:
  • Died the same day as 'Peter Tosh' (qv).
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 355-356. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
  • He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 27, 1969 for his services to the performing arts and community.
  • His daughter 'Gillian Greene' (qv), is married to director 'Sam Raimi' (qv). One of the Raimis' sons is named Lorne, after him.
  • Best remembered by the public for his starring role as father Ben Cartwright on _"Bonanza" (1959)_ (qv).
  • Just before his death, Greene had signed on to reprise the role of Ben Cartwright in a TV-movie revival of "Bonanza."
  • Ben Cartwright, Greene's character on _"Bonanza" (1959)_ (qv), was ranked #2 by TV Guide in its list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
  • When he was an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the early years of World War II, he was nicknamed "The Voice of Doom" for the combination of his deep voice and the usually gloomy news reports about the war he had to read.


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