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Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and became one of the first four entertainers to be honored by Canada Post.

Lorne Greene Early life and Education

Greene was born as Lyon Himan Green on 12th February 1915 in Ottawa, Canada. He was born to a father, Daniel Green, a shoemaker, and mother, Dora, and grew up along with his siblings.

After graduating from high school, Greene attended Queen's University in Kingston where he worked for broadcasting. He wanted to pursue his career in chemical engineering but he gave up graduation in order to achieve his career in broadcasting. For his prestigious work, he was honored Doctors of Laws degree by his alma mater, Queen's University, in 1971.

Lorne Greene Career

Initially, Lorne served as a Flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBS National News. Later, he narrated documentary movie such as Fighting Norway in 1943, appeared in The Prescott Proposals, The Dark is Light Enough, You Are There, etc.

Lorne Greene in movie Bonanza

Lorne earned wide recognition featuring in the science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica as Commander Adama. His acting was widely appreciated by people which lead him to featured in movies such as The Gift of love, The Trap, The United States Steel Hour, Police Squad, Galactica 1980, The Love Boat, and much more.

Besides acting, Lorne Greene is also a singer. His single song Ringo from the album Welcome to the Ponderosa was listed No. 1 in US chart. He also released I'm the Same Ole Me, The Man, Five Card Stud, It's All in the Game, First Word, Spirit of America, Waco, My Sons My Sons, and much more.

Lorne Greene Personal life

Greene married twice. Firstly, he married his girlfriend, Rita Hands after dating for several months in 1938. The couple welcomed twins Charles Greene and Mrs. Belinda Susan Bennett, in 1945. After 22 years of marital relationship, the couple decided to divorce in 1960.

Lorne Greene with his first wife Rita Hands

After first unsuccessful marriage, Lorne Greene married Nancy Deale in 1961. His wife, Nancy, gave birth to a child, Gillian Dania Greene, in 1962. The couple was deeply in love and almost inseparable. They lived happily together and no sign or rumors of divorce until the death of Lorne Greene.

Lorne Greene with his second wife Nancy Deale

Lorne Greene Death

After living a happy life for 72 years and achieving success, Greene kicked his bucket. He left the world on 11th September 1987 from complications from pneumonia, at the age of 72.

He also had ulcer surgery in Santa Monica, California but couldn't work out. His tomb is at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City.

The Death of Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene Net worth

Lorne earns the good sum of money in his career. He featured in several movies and tv series as well as directed several biographical movies and documentaries through which he earned a good sum of money.

Greene is also a singer and released several songs. Among all, his several songs were successfully hit and peaked on the top which obtained him a decent amount of money. Allocating information from different sources, if we evaluate his earnings in current days value, it would be around $17 million.

Updated On Sun Dec 17 2017 Published On Sun Dec 17 2017 By Krijana Duwal

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