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Lorne (Hyman) Greene

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Actors, Radio Host

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.