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Greene, Lorne

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Actors

1915 – He was born this year in Ottawa, Ontario. He gave up on a career in chemical engineering and, upon graduation, found a job as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


1938 – He was married to Rita Hands and divorced her in 1960.


1939 – He was called the “voice of Doom” in his role in delivering distressing war news in sonorous tones following Canada’s entry into World War II.”


1943 – He also narrated documentary films, such as the National Film Board of Canada’s Fighting Norway.


1957 – He played the role of the prosecutor in the socially controversial movie Peyton Place.


1959 – The first of his American television roles was as family patriarch Ben Cartwright on the long-running western series Bonanza which lasted for more than a decade.


1961 – He got married for the second time to Nancy Deale


1974 – He hosted the CBS nature documentary series "Last of the Wild" for one year.


1978 – His best-known role was Commander Adama, another patriarchal figure, in the science fiction feature film and television series Battlestar Galactica.


1964 – He had a #1 single on the music charts with his hit ballad, "Ringo.”


1987 – He died this year in Sta. Monica, California.