Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sept. 11: "Bonanza's" Lorne Greene died on this day in 1987.

He was 72 when he died from prostate cancer.

Born Lyon Himan Green in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, had a very successful career in film and TV. In the 1960s, Lorne capitalized on his "Bonanza" - "Ben Cartwright" image, by recording several albums of country-western/folk songs, which he performed in a mixture of spoken word and singing. In 1964, he had a No.1 hit with his ballad, "Ringo." 

Press links below to view You Tube videos:
-- "Ringo"
-- "Ponderosa"

The ManMy Father's Voice: The Biography of Lorne GreeneOn the Ponderosa

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