Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Place of Death
Santa Monica, California
Cause of Death
Pneumonia following Heart surgery
Claim to Fame
Pop/Rock, Country, Country-Pop, Celebrity
Soothing, Theatrical, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Sentimental
Profile Bio Text
Canadian-born Lorne Greene began acting while attending Canada`s Queen`s University, and after graduation got a job in radio broadcasting. His rich, deep, authoritarian voice quickly propelled him to prominence as Canada`s top newscaster. He left Canada in the early 1950s for a film career in Hollywood, and soon began appearing regularly in television, films and on radio. His greatest successes came in two television series, the long-running Western "Bonanza" (1959), in which he played the patriarch of a wealthy frontier family, and the sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica" (1978).
Greene was married twice, first to Rita Hands of Toronto (1938–1960, divorced). Some reports list the start of their marriage as 1940. They had two children, twins born in 1945, Belinda Susan Bennet (née Greene) and Charles Greene. His second wife was Nancy Deale (1961–1987, Greene`s death), with whom he had one child, Gillian Dania Greene, born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. In 1993, Gillian married actor/director/producer Sam Raimi; they have five children. Greene died at the age of seventy-two of complications from prostate cancer in Santa Monica, California. He was interred at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City. Only weeks before his death, he had been signed to appear in a revival of Bonanza.
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Full Name at Birth
Lyon Chaim Green
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Lyon Himan Green, OC (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), better known by the stage name Lorne Greene, was a Canadian actor and musician.
(1970s-1980s) TV commercials: Alpo dog food, (1960) Print ad: Del Monte foods, (1979) TV commercial: Lotto Canada
Smooth, commanding bass voice
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