Greene, Lorne

Born: Feb 12, 1915 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 72 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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