Lorne Greene
Canadian actor and musician
Lorne Greene
Lyon Himan Green, OC, better known by the stage name Lorne Greene, was a Canadian actor and musician. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the science fiction movie and subsequent television series Battlestar Galactica. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials as a dog food spokesman.
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Running 'til your feet don't touch the ground: Singer T. Graham Brown remembers - Examiner.com
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The first single 45 I bought was Lorne Greene's “Ringo,” with the Bonanza theme (featuring spoken lyrics) on the flip side. [Author's Note: Best known as Pa Cartwright on the long-running Bonanza western series on NBC, Greene had his only hit single
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East Coast Earthquake: In the mood for these flicks? - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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The all-star cast included Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Monica Lewis and Walter Matthau. "San Francisco" (1936): Set in
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The Brady Bunch, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Bonanza and The Big Valley Come to ... - Broadcast Newsroom
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BONANZA, starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts. The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War
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This Hockey Stick Guitar is Recycling at Its Finest - Business Insider
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It has a chunky D-shape neck to keep a maximum of tone topped with a rosewood fretboard. A guitar made out of hockey sticks, eh? I dare say, that's more Canadian than the toque made out of Lorne Greene's hairpiece I bought off eBay last spring
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BONANZA "Adventures with the Cartwrights" (DVD) - Fox 31 KDVR.com
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Three time widower Ben (Lorne Greene) was the patriarch and founder of the 1000 acre ranch “The Ponderosa,” eldest son Adam (Pernell Roberts), the lovable giant Hoss (Dan Blocker) and the youngest son Little Joe (Michael Landon) became household names
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Best Cowboy TV Shows - Screen Junkies
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The beloved Cartwrights included the patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) with his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon). "Rawhide" started the career of Clint Eastwood. Airing from 1959 to 1966,
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Bookmarks: 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It' - OregonLive.com
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So where does that leave Lorne Greene's "Ringo," Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," all listed by Boone as among the unlikeliest No. 1 hits ever? Boone makes a great point when he describes "You're Beautiful" as a
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Opening the time capsule - McCook Daily Gazette
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By 1961, TV had nudged out the radio for the place of honor in our living rooms, and Westerns were popular programs, with Wagon Train, starring Ward Bond, Lorne Greene's Bonanza, and James Arness' Gunsmoke leading the list of favorites, with comic Red
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Smif-n-Wessun speak on the cop incident, playing Brooklyn w/ Raekwon (who's ... - Brooklyn Vegan
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He earned an Emmy for Lorne Greene's New Wilderness and won BMI's TV/Film Pioneer award in 1986. ... According to the complaint: "Defendant Ghostface is also known for the nickname, 'Tony Starks,' which is a take-off of the name 'Tony Stark,' Iron
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Of Fusion Technology, Nirvana and Commander Adama - The VAR Guy
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The exhibit also held its share of collectibles from the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica, but honestly, Edward James Olmos cut a much more imposing figure as Commander Adama than Lorne Greene ever did. So now it's out: The VAR Guy loves his sci-fi
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A Dad's Point-of-View: Father's Day 2011: Whatever Happened to Ward Cleaver? - HNN Huntingtonnews.net
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I also miss Ben Cartwright, the true patriarch dad on “Bonanza,” played forever, it seemed at the time, by Lorne Greene. In the foreword to my book, “A Dad's Point-of-View: We ARE Half the Equation” (http://bit.ly/SallanStore), noted radio show host
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Battlestar Galactica Returns to BBCA - Gather.com
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Battlestar Galactica was originally a 1978 network program starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch. That show hoped to cash in on the popularity of another sci-fi phenomena of the day, namely Star Wars. It only lasted the one season, but has lasted
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Sometimes 'Alias' cast didn't get it either - Fresno Bee
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"My only experience with 'Battlestar Galactica' was that Lorne Greene and John Colicos were friends of my father. I knew they were on this show 'Battlestar Galactica,' but I didn't watch it," Vernon tells me. "Then suddenly, here I am being asked to
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Emmys: When 'Roots' Ruled Primetime - Hollywood Reporter
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Although the program was initially criticized for featuring too many white characters in the prelaunch promotion (including TV staples Ed Asner and Lorne Greene), all was forgiven at the Emmys. Roots won nine awards, including outstanding limited
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Complete Battlestar Galactica Series on Blu-ray: $113.99 or DVD: $76.99 - One ... - Bigpicturebigsound.com
Google News - over 5 years
We're not talking about the 1978 Lorne Greene version. The 2004 slick, SyFy version continues to have a huge following, and even spawned the 2010 prequel, Caprica. If you missed the boat (er, ship?), Amazon wants to give you a chance to check out the
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'A bit of an existential experience:' Movie memories with actress Lee Purcell - Examiner.com
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In today's installment, Ms. Purcell shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes of working with Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Charles Bronson, and James Garner. For instance, which of these stars taught Ms. Purcell how to
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VIVA Creative Produces AIPAC Policy Conference 2011 in Washington, D.C. - Marketwire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Lorne Greene, VIVA Creative's internationally recognized producer and director of large scale live events, has served as the Executive Producer for the AIPAC Policy Conference for several years. "On May 22nd the Washington Convention Center will be
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VIVA Creative Names New EVP, Business Development Scott Kerr to Lead Worldwide ... - PR-USA.net (press release)
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"We are excited to welcome Scott to our management team," says Lorne Greene, VIVA's Chief Executive Officer, "He has a track record of building successful client partnerships in the experiential marketing industry. He understands the challenges our
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lorne Greene
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 72
    Greene was the 1987 recipient of the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Canadian Gemini Awards.
    More Details Hide Details He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 N. Vine Street. In May 2006, Greene became one of the first four entertainers to ever be honoured by Canada Post by being featured on a 51-cent postage stamp. In February 1985, Greene was the Krewe of Bacchus King of Mardi Gras. Greene was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2015.
  • 1985
    Age 70
    Greene underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1985.
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  • 1981
    Age 66
    Greene's typecasting as a wise father character continued with the 1981 series, Code Red as a Fire Department Fire Chief whose command includes his children as subordinates.
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  • 1980
    Age 65
    Greene was also known for his role as Commander Adama, another patriarchal figure, in the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979) and Galactica 1980 (1980).
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  • 1977
    Age 62
    In the 1977 miniseries Roots, he played the first master of Kunta Kinte, John Reynolds.
    More Details Hide Details Through the 1970s, Greene was the spokesman for Alpo Beef Chunks dog food commercials, one of the possible origins of the phrase "Eating your own dog food. In 2007, TV Guide listed Ben Cartwright as the nation's second most popular TV Father (behind Cliff Huxtable).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1974
    Age 59
    When it failed to gain sufficient ratings and was cancelled after thirteen episodes, Greene thereafter hosted the syndicated nature documentary series Last of the Wild from 1974 to 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 58
    In 1973, after the cancellation of Bonanza following a 14-year run, Greene joined Ben Murphy in the ABC crime drama, Griff, about a Los Angeles, California, police officer, Wade "Griff" Griffin, who retires to become a private detective.
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  • 1969
    Age 54
    He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on 28 October 1969, "For services to the Performing Arts and to the community."
    More Details Hide Details He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by his alma mater, Queen's University, in 1971.
  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 49
    In 1964, Greene had a #1 single on the music charts with his spoken-word ballad, "Ringo" (which referred to the real-life Old West outlaw Johnny Ringo, not to Ringo Starr of the Beatles), and got a lot of play time from "Saga of the Ponderosa", which detailed the Cartwright founding of the famous ranch.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 39
    In 1954 he made his Hollywood debut as Saint Peter in The Silver Chalice and made several more films and appearances on American television.
    More Details Hide Details The first of his continuing TV roles was as the patriarch Ben "Pa" Cartwright in Bonanza; the first one-hour western series filmed in colour (1959–1973), making Greene a household name. He garnered the role after his performance as O'Brien in the CBS production of Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the 1960s, Greene capitalized on his image as Benjamin "Pa" Cartwright by recording several albums of country-western/folk songs, which Greene performed in a mixture of spoken word and singing.
  • 1953
    Age 38
    In 1953, he was seen in the title role of a one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello.
    More Details Hide Details In 1955 he was Ludwig van Beethoven in an episode of the TV version of You Are There.
    Actress and theatre producer Katharine Cornell cast him twice in her Broadway productions. In 1953, he was cast in The Prescott Proposals.
    More Details Hide Details In that same year, she cast him in a verse drama by Christopher Fry, The Dark is Light Enough. Greene began appearing in isolated episodes on live television in the 1950s.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 25
    Some reports list the start of their marriage as 1940.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children, twins born in 1945, Belinda Susan Bennet (Greene) and Charles Greene. His second wife was Nancy Deale (1961 - 1987, Greene's death), with whom he had one child, Gillian Dania Greene, born 6 January 1968 in Los Angeles, California. The Ponderosa II House was built by Greene in 1960 in Mesa, Arizona. It is located at 602 S. Edgewater Drive. It is a replica of the Bonanza set house from the former Ponderosa Ranch in Incline Village, Nevada. It is listed in the Mesa Historic Property Register.
  • 1939
    Age 24
    Greene was assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBC National News. The CBC gave him the nickname "The Voice of Canada"; however, his role in delivering distressing war news in sonorous tones with his deep, resonant voice following Canada's entry into World War II in 1939 caused many listeners to call him "The Voice of Doom", particularly since he was delegated the assignment of reading the dreaded list of soldiers killed in the war.
    More Details Hide Details During his radio days, Greene invented a stopwatch that ran backwards. It helped radio announcers gauge how much time was left, while speaking. He also narrated documentary films, such as the National Film Board of Canada's Fighting Norway (1943). In 1957 Greene played the prosecutor in Peyton Place.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Age 0
    Lorne Greene was born Lyon Himan Green on 12 February 1915, in Ottawa, Ontario, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Dora (née Grinovsky) and Daniel Green, a shoemaker.
    More Details Hide Details He was called "Chaim" by his mother, and his name is shown as "Hyman" on his school report cards. In his biography, the author, his daughter Linda Greene Bennett, stated that it was not known when he began using "Lorne", nor when he added an "e" to Green. Greene was the drama instructor at Camp Arowhon, a summer camp in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada, where he developed his talents. Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he also acquired a knack for broadcasting with the Radio Workshop of the university's Drama Guild on the campus radio station CFRC. He gave up on a career in chemical engineering and, upon graduation, found a job as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). During World War II Green served as a Flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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