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Lorne (Hyman) Greene

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Actors, Radio Host

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Born Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Graduated from Queens University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in Chemical Engineering

 

became radio broadcaster in Toronto, Canada

 

His deep booming voice earned him the nickname of "Voice of Doom" during WW 11

 

1939-1942 he was chief nes broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

 

Served in armed forces in WW 11

 

After the war he returned to Toronto and was co-founder of Jupiter Theatre

 

1953 moved to the United states and acted on Broadway

 

1959 - began 14 year caree as "Pa" Ben Cartwight on the hit TV series Bonanza

 

1980's worked for wildlife and environmental protection which he promoted through his TV series "Lorn Greene's New Wilderness

 

 

2006 - Canada Post Office issued a commemorative stamp with his image on it as part of a series on famous Canadian people in Hollywood.

 


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