Feb. 12: Lorne Greene -"Bonanza, "Ringo" - was born on this date in died on this day in 1987...

He was 72 when he died from prostate cancer on September 11, 1987.

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." 

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