Lorne Greene (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Lorne Greene

Lorne Hyman Greene was a Canadian actor, radio personality and singer. His notable television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original 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.

Born: Lyon Himan Green, February 12, 1915, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 11, 1987, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other names: Chaim Green, Lorne Hyman Greene
Occupation: Actor and musician/singer
Years active: 1939–1987
Spouse(s): Rita Hands (1938–1960, divorced), Nancy Deale (1961–1987, his death)
Children: 3
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About Lorne Greene

Played the role of Ben Cartwright on TV’s Bonanza for 14 years and followed it up with a role in the quickly canceled crime show, Griff.

Before Fame

He earned the nickname, Chaim at an early age from his mother.


Originally from Ontario, Ottawa – he acted in a number of TV shows including Battle Star Galactica.

Family Life

He married Rita Hands in 1938, and together the couple had twins.


He starred in TV’s hit series, Bonanza with Pernell Roberts.

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