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Encyclopedia > Lorne Greene
Lorne Greene in his role as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza
Lorne Greene in his role as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza
Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica
Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica

Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. Image File history File linksMetadata Lorn12. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Lorn12. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... Image File history File links Lornegreeneadama. ... Image File history File links Lornegreeneadama. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Lorne Hyman Greene was born in Ottawa, Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrants, and 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). 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". 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). In 1957 Greene played the role of the prosecutor in the socially controversial movie Peyton Place. This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Queens University, or simply Queens, is a coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the edge of Lake Ontario. ... Murney Tower, Kingston. ... CFRC is the campus radio station of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... ur mom Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (in particular chemistry and physics) and mathematics to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... ITV newscaster Mark Austin. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The National Film Board of Canada (usually National Film Board or NFB) is a Canadian public filmmaking organization established to produce and distribute films that inform Canadians and promote Canada around the world. ... Fighting Norway is a 1943 Canadian documentary film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and directed by Sydney Newman. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Peyton Place is a 1957 American motion picture drama based on the bestselling novel by Grace Metalious. ...


The first of his American television roles was as family patriarch Ben Cartwright on the long-running western series Bonanza (19591973), making Greene a household name. 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). After the cancellation of Bonanza, he was host for the CBS nature documentary series "Last of the Wild" from 1974 to 1975. For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... A western television show is a cowboy story which takes place in the old west and involves cowboys, cattle ranchers, miners, farmers, Indians, guns and horses. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Nineteen Eighty-Four (commonly abbreviated to 1984) is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, first published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Galunggung in 1982, showing a combination of natural events. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Greene's next best-known role was Commander Adama, another patriarchal figure, in the science fiction feature film and television series Battlestar Galactica (19781979) and Galactica 1980 (1980). Commander Adama redirects here. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction movie and television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Opening sequence for Galactica 1980 Galactica 1980 is a science-fiction television series, and a spin-off from the 1978-1979 series Battlestar Galactica. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


In 1964, Greene had a #1 single on the music charts with his hit ballad, "Ringo." He was also known as the host and narrator of the nature series, Lorne Greene's New Wilderness. He also appeared in the HBO mockumentary The Canadian Conspiracy, about the supposed subversion of the United States by Canadian-born media personalities. For nearly a decade, Greene co-hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. He is also fondly remembered as the founder of Toronto's Academy of Radio Arts which had been founded as the Lorne Greene School of Broadcasting. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1964: See also: 1964 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... Ringo is a part of several names and surnames: Website Ringo. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ... Lorne Greenes New Wilderness (or just New Wilderness) was a Canadian television nature documentary series starting in 1982 starring Lorne Greene. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... Mockumentary, a portmanteau of mock documentary (also fictional documentary or false documentary), is a film and TV genre, or a single work of the genre. ... The Canadian Conspiracy is an HBO/CBC mockumentary from 1985 about the way the Canadian government is subverting the United States by taking over its media. ... Macys Day Parade redirects here. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on October 28, 1969, "For services to the Performing Arts and to the community." [1] Greene was the 1987 recipient of the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Canadian Gemini Awards. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 N. Vine Street. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country. ... The Earle Grey Award is the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Canadian Gemini Awards. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


He was married twice, to Rita Hands (19381960, divorced) and to Nancy Deale (19611987, Greene's death). He has two children by Rita Hands, Belinda Susan Bennet (née Greene) and Charles Greene, and one child by Nancy Deale, Gillian Greene. 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Greene died of pneumonia in 1987 in Santa Monica, California. He was interred at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California. Only weeks before his death, he had been signed to appear in a revival of Bonanza. It has been suggested that CURB-65 be merged into this article or section. ... Location of Santa Monica in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated November 30, 1886 Mayor Robert Holbrook City Council Bobby Shriver Ken Genser Kevin McKeown Herb Katz Pam OConnor Richard Bloom Area    - City 41. ... The Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, in Culver City, California. ... Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. ...


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 logo Canada Post (French: Postes Canada) is a Canadian postal service operated as an independent crown corporation. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ...


See also

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Motion pictures have been a part of the Canadians. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...

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Lorne Greene Biography (0 words)
Lorne Greene was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on February 12, 1915, an only child, he later said that he tried to base his posrtrayal of Ben Cartwright on his own father, Daniel Greene, who made orthopedic boots and shoes.
Greene enrolled at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, to study chemical engineering, but succumbed to his love of the theater and his desire to be a part of it.
Lorne of course took the role of Ben Cartwright, agreeing to be one of four stars and became as producer David Dortort would later comment, "the perfect "Bonanza" image.
Greene, Lorne (782 words)
Long before millions of Americans knew Lorne Greene on the popular western series Bonanza, he was known to Canadians as "The Voice of Doom," an epithet he acquired as the chief radio announcer for CBC radio from 1939 to 1942, the height of Canada's darkest days of World War II.
Greene's interest in acting and media had begun in his hometown of Ottawa, Canada and gained further impetus when he joined a drama club while studying engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
In the 1980s Greene devoted his energies to wildlife and environmental issues.
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