Lorne Greene, 1942
|Born||February 12, 1915|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Died||September 11, 1987 (aged 72)|
Santa Monica, California
Lorne Hyman Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, best known in the United States for his roles on two American television programs: the long-running western Bonanza and the shorter-lived cult classic science fiction program Battlestar Galactica. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin Doctor of Laws ( Latin: Legum Doctor, LLD) is a Doctorate -level Academic degree in Law. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Bonanza is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 12 1959 to January 16 1973 Battlestar Galactica is an American Science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene
Lorne was born Lyon Chaim Green in Ottawa, Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrants, Daniel and Dora Green. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Lorne Green 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. Queen's University, generally referred to simply as Queen's, is a coeducational non-sectarian Public university located in Kingston, Ontario Kingston Ontario is a Canadian city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St CFRC is the Campus radio station of Queen's University in Kingston Ontario, Canada.
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). Chemical engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the application of Physical science (e Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. For the band see Broadcast (band Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or Video signals which transmit He 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 following Canada's entry into World War II in 1939 caused many listeners to call him "The Voice of Doom". A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including During his radio days, Greene invented a stopwatch that ran backwards. Its purpose was to help radio announcers gauge how much time they had available while speaking. He also narrated documentary films, such as the National Film Board of Canada's Fighting Norway (1943). Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality The National Film Board of Canada (usually National Film Board or NFB) is Canada's public film producer and distributor Fighting Norway is a 1943 Canadian Documentary film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and directed by Sydney Newman. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1957 Greene played the role of the prosecutor in the socially controversial movie Peyton Place. Peyton Place is a 1957 American Drama film directed by Mark Robson.
The first of his American television roles was as family patriarch Ben Cartwright on the long-running western series Bonanza (1959–1973), making Greene a household name. Originally a patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a Pater familias over an extended family Television Westerns are a sub-genre of the Western, a genre of film fiction and drama in which stories are set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Bonanza is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 12 1959 to January 16 1973 The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. He garnered the role after having turned in a highly regarded performance in a production of Nineteen Eighty-Four for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Nineteen Eighty-Four (also titled 1984) by George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair) is a 1949 English Novel CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. After the cancellation of Bonanza, he was host for the syndicated nature documentary series Last of the Wild from 1974 to 1975. Nature, in the broadest sense is equivalent to the natural world, physical universe, material world or material universe. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality  In the 1977 miniseries Roots, he played the first master of Kunta Kinte, John Reynolds. A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes Roots is a 1977 American television Miniseries based on Alex Haley 's work Roots The Saga of an American Family Greene was also popular as the spokesman for Alpo Beef Chunks dog food commercials through-out the 1970s.
Greene's next best-known role was Commander Adama, another patriarchal figure, in the science fiction feature film and television series Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979) and Galactica 1980 (1980). Commander Adama is a character in the 1978 movie and subsequent ABC Television series Battlestar Galactica and its continuation In the Film industry, a feature film is a Film made for initial distribution in theaters and being the "main attraction" of the screening A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Battlestar Galactica is an American Science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Galactica 1980 is a Science fiction Television series, and a Spin-off from the 1978 – 1979 series Battlestar Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Greene's typecasting as a wise father character continued with the short lived 1981 series, Code Red as a Fire Department Fire Chief whose command includes his children as subordinates. Code Red is a American Television series that ran from 1981 to 1982 on ABC and was produced by Irwin Allen. Firefighters are rescuers extensively trained primarily to put out hazardous Fires that threaten civilian populations and property to rescue people from car accidents collapsed Fire Chief or Chief Fire Officer is a top executive rank in a Fire department, either elected or appointed
In the 1960s, Greene capitalized on his Pa Cartwright image by recording several albums of country-western/folk songs, which Greene performed in a mixture of spoken word and singing. In 1964, Greene had a #1 single on the music charts with his ballad, "Ringo. These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1964. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. " Ringo " was a hit record for the Canadian actor Lorne Greene in 1964. " He was also known as the host and narrator of the nature series, Lorne Greene's New Wilderness. A narrator (or the extremely rarely used female equivalent narratress) is within any story (literary work movie play verbal account etc Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants animals and other organisms Lorne Greene's New Wilderness (or just New Wilderness) was a Canadian Television Nature documentary series starting He also appeared in the HBO mockumentary The Canadian Conspiracy, about the supposed subversion of the United States by Canadian-born media personalities. Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary) a Portmanteau of Mock and documentary, is a film and TV Genre, or a single work The Canadian Conspiracy is an HBO / CBC Mockumentary from 1985 about the way the Canadian government is subverting the For nearly a decade, Greene co-hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual Parade presented by Macy's Department store. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's He is also fondly remembered as the founder of Toronto's Academy of Radio Arts (originally called the Lorne Greene School of Broadcasting). Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario
Greene died of pneumonia on September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California at the age of 72. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) He was interred at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California. The Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 6001 W Centinela Avenue in Culver City California, USA. Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County California. Only weeks before his death, he had been signed to appear in a revival of Bonanza.
Greene was married twice, first to Rita Hands of Toronto (1938–1960, divorced). Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Some reports list the start of their marriage as 1940. They had two children, twins born in 1945, Belinda Susan Bennet (née 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 January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1993, Gillian married actor/director/producer Sam Raimi; they have five children. Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American Film director, producer, Actor and
He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on October 28, 1969, "For services to the Performing Arts and to the community. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "  Greene was the 1987 recipient of the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Canadian Gemini Awards. The Earle Grey Award is the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Canadian Gemini Awards. The Gemini Awards are annual television broadcasting industry Awards in Canada. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 N. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that Vine Street.
In May 2006, Greene became one of the first four entertainers to ever be honored by Canada Post by being featured on a postage stamp. Canada Post Corporation ( Société canadienne des postes) is the Canadian postal operator operated as a crown corporation. A postage stamp is an adhesive paper evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services
Forlorn Green, an album by trumpeter Greg Kelley and tape loop manipulator Jason Lescalleet, is an indirect tribute to the actor: the album's title is a pun ("For Lorne Green"), the four pieces are each named after a movie featuring Greene, and the album is dedicated "most of all" to "Ben Cartwright". A pun (or paronomasia) is a Phrase that deliberately exploits confusion between similar-sounding Words for humorous or Rhetorical A more subtle acknowledgement was given in the film Donnie Darko, wherein a Parent Teacher Association meeting discusses a proposal to ban celebrated author Graham Greene's (no relation to Lorne Greene) "The Destructors". Donnie Darko is a 2001 cult classic Psychological thriller Film written and directed by Richard Kelly, and starring Parent-Teacher Association, aka PTA, Parent-Teacher-Student Association, aka PTSA and the Parent-Teacher Organization, aka PTO Henry Graham Greene OM, CH (2 October 1904 &ndash 3 April 1991 was an English writer best known as a novelist but who also produced Short stories The Destructors is a 1954 Short story by Graham Greene. Plot summary The Destructors occurs in the mid-1950s and is about When a supporter of the ban is asked "Do you even know who Graham Greene is?" she scoffs, "I think we've all seen Bonanza. Bonanza is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 12 1959 to January 16 1973 "