|TV and Movie Trivia Tribute|
|Born:||12 February 1915||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Known As:||Ben Cartwright||TV's "Bonanza"|
|Trivia:||Was 6' 1" tall.|
|Attended Lisgar Collegiate, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.|
|When he was an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in|
the early years of World War II, he was nicknamed "The Voice of Doom"
for the combination of his deep voice and the usually gloomy news
reports about the war he had to read.
|Founded Toronto's Academy of Radio Arts.|
|Had a #1 hit in the U.S. with his 1960's recording "Ringo",|
a spoken word song.
|Just before his death, Greene had signed on to reprise the role |
of Ben Cartwright in a TV-movie revival of "Bonanza."
|His daughter, Gillian Greene, is married to Sam Raimi.|
|Ben Cartwright, Greene's character on "Bonanza", was ranked #2 by TV Guide|
in it's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
|On TV:||TVGuide.com||Click here for TV listings.|
|Filmography:||The Internet Movie Database||Lorne Greene Filmography.|
|Departed:||11 September 1987||Santa Monica, California, USA|
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