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Lorne Greene is a Actor Canadien born on 12 february 1915 at Ottawa (Canada)

Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene
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Birth name Lyon Himan Green
Nationality Canada
Birth 12 february 1915 at Ottawa (Canada)
Death 11 september 1987 (at 72 years) at Santa Monica (USA)
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Lyon Himan Green, OC (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), better known by the stage name Lorne Greene, was a Canadian actor and musician.

His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials.


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.

Greene underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1985.

Best films

Earthquake (1974)

Usually with

Mark Robson
Mark Robson
(2 films)
David Greene
David Greene
(3 films)
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
(3 films)
Norman Panama
Norman Panama
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lorne Greene (32 films)

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Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Paul Sorvino, Abe Vigoda, Ina Balin, Lorne Greene, June Wilkinson, William Horace Marshall
Roles Theo
Rating41% 2.0947052.0947052.0947052.0947052.094705
After his wife gives birth to their eighth child, a bank executive reluctantly agrees to go through with a vasectomy.
Heidi's Song, 1h34
Directed by Robert Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lorne Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., Pamelyn Ferdin, Michael Bell, Joan Gerber, Peter Cullen
Roles Grandfather (voice)
Rating61% 3.096783.096783.096783.096783.09678
An orphaned girl named Heidi is sent to live with her paternal grandfather by her maternal Aunt Dete, who has been looking after Heidi since she was a baby. Heidi's grandfather initially dislikes having Heidi around because she interferes in his routine. But when grandfather hurts his leg, Heidi helps nurse him back to health, and during this time the two bond together. Heidi meets the local goatherd, a boy named Peter, and often goes with him and the village's goats on thei daily grazing trips higher up the Swiss mountain.
The Wizard of Oz, 1h18
Directed by Fumihiko Takayama
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mari Okamoto, Ichirō Nagai, Masashi Amenomori, Jōji Yanami, Naoki Tatsuta, Taeko Nakanishi
Roles The Wizard
Rating65% 3.288463.288463.288463.288463.28846
Alors que son oncle et sa tante sont partis pour la ville, la jeune Dorothée est emportée avec sa maison par un puissant cyclone. A son réveil, elle découvre qu'elle est arrivée dans un étrange pays du nom d'Oz...
Klondike Fever, 1h59
Directed by Peter Carter
Origin Canada
Genres Adventure
Actors Jeff East, Rod Steiger, Angie Dickinson, Lorne Greene, Barry Morse, Gordon Pinsent
Roles Inspector Sam Steele
Rating55% 2.770042.770042.770042.770042.77004
Jack London's journey from San Francisco to the Canadian Klondike gold fields in 1898.
A Time for Miracles, 1h37
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Christmas films
Actors Kate Mulgrew, Lorne Greene, John Forsythe, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Rossano Brazzi, Jean LeClerc
Roles Bishop John Carroll
Rating70% 3.5458153.5458153.5458153.5458153.545815
Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774-1821) is a happily married New York Episcopalian socialite and mother of five whose life gets turned around after her husband, William Seton, dies of consumption in Italy after his shipping business went bankrupt. As a widow with five children, she opens a small school in an effort to support herself and family.
The Bastard, 4h
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen, Lorne Greene, Olivia Hussey
Roles Bishop Francis
Rating67% 3.3968853.3968853.3968853.3968853.396885
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution.
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, 3h30
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about families, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors John Pleshette, Ben Gazzara, Lorne Greene, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman, Charles Robinson
Roles Matthew Arnold Watson
Rating66% 3.3283653.3283653.3283653.3283653.328365
The film opens sometime in 1964 and we see Oswald in a maximum security cage as a radio announcer tells how he has been on trial for the last 43 days as the eyes of the entire world watch. A bailiff announces the jury has reached a verdict and the world press rushes to their phones. We see Oswald being handcuffed and led back into the courtroom to learn his fate.
Roots (TV miniseries), 9h30
Directed by Gilbert Moses, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, David Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Georg Stanford Brown, Leslie Uggams
Roles John Reynolds
Rating83% 4.198644.198644.198644.198644.19864
In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and a group of other adolescent boys take part in tribal manhood training, ending with a ceremony, after which they become recognized as men and Mandinka warriors. While trying to carry out a task to catch a bird and take it home unharmed, Kunta sees white men carrying firearms, along with their black collaborators. Later, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage a group of rebels among the human cargo try but fail to stage a mutiny and to take over the ship.
SST: Death Flight, 1h29
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Barbara Anderson, Peter Graves, Bert Convy, Lorne Greene, Tina Louise, Season Hubley
Roles Marshall Cole
Rating41% 2.0736552.0736552.0736552.0736552.073655
On the flight of Maiden 1, the first American supersonic transport, Captain Jim Walsh (Robert Reed) is the assigned pilot on an attempt to set a world speed record from New York to Paris. The flight crew includes the navigator (Robert Ito), stewardess Mae (Tina Louise) and steward (Billy Crystal). The select group on the ceremonial first flight include passengers and executives. On board is Willy Basset (Burgess Meredith), the designer of the SST, Tim Vernon (Bert Convy), the Cutlass Airlines head of publicity who is having an affair with "Miss SST" Angela Garland (Misty Rowe), the model who is the public face of the new aircraft. Hank Fairbanks (Doug McClure), an ex-pilot who now works for an airline group in South America as an aircraft buyer, accompanies the other VIPs, and wants to renew an earlier romance with Mae.
Nevada Smith, 1h14
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Cliff Potts, Adam West, Lorne Greene, Warren Vanders, Jorge Luke
Roles Jonas Cord
Rating58% 2.927042.927042.927042.927042.92704
Earthquake (1974)
, 2h3
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree
Roles Sam Royce
Rating59% 2.9519052.9519052.9519052.9519052.951905
Stewart Graff (Heston) is jogging near the Hollywood Sign. Back home, his wife Remy Royce-Graff (Gardner),a foul-mouthed bitter woman, starts her morning by picking a fight with him. After he has showered and is preparing to leave, Stewart finds Remy unconscious with a bottle of pills nearby. Accustomed to her periodic suicide attempts, Stewart prepares to induce vomiting when a violent tremor shakes the bedroom. Remy bolts out of bed, revealing that she was faking.
Submersion of Japan, 2h23
Directed by Shirō Moritani
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films based on science fiction novels, Disaster films
Actors Keiju Kobayashi, Ayumi Ishida, Hiroshi Fujioka, Tetsurō Tanba, Lorne Greene, Shōgo Shimada
Roles Ambassador Warren Richards
Rating55% 2.77092.77092.77092.77092.7709
Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes shake Japan. Firestorms burn beautiful Japanese cities to the ground. A weather survey group discovers that the Japanese Archipelago is moving towards the Japanese Trench, which if left to continue on its collision course, would bring the whole island of Japan under the sea.