It’s tough to imagine the classic tv western Bonanza without patriarch Ben Cartwright, but the character nearly left after episode 16. Lorne Greene was fed up with playing a character always up on a high horse. According to an article from MeTV, Greene just about rode that high horse out of town.
In 1962, the Variety Club of Buffalo held its first telethon to benefit ailing children in Western New York. The stars of two popular TV shows – Lorne Greene from "Bonanza" and Joe E. Ross from "Car 54, Where Are You?" – were among the celebrities who helped raise more than $80,000.
Fans never forget Bonanza legendary star Lorne Greene. When it was what would have been his 100th birthday, Greene was honored. How so, you may ask? Let’s take a look and see. According to IMDb, Greene posthumously was awarded a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario...
As the widowed patriarch, Ben Cartwright had to lead by example for his family as they grew into manhood as they made a life for themselves on the Ponderosa. Lorne Greene did not start off as a familiar face on TV, but by the end of Bonanza he had a major platform, and he fast became the face of acupuncture procedures in the United States.
Outsiders, we know Lorne Greene made a name for himself on “Bonanza.” But Greene happened to help a film win an Oscar. This is not just any Oscar, OK. It is the first one in a specific category. Let’s roll out the red carpet from a 2015 story in Cowboys...