US Success Could Be Reason Bureaucrats Rejected ‘Bonanza’ Star Lorne Greene As Canadian Of ‘Historic Significance’

A panel of bureaucrats who decide whether Canadian personalities are significant enough to be remembered with an official plaque from the Canadian government has rejected actor Lorne Green — again — for that honor.

Greene, who starred as iconic Ben Cartwright in the TV series “Bonanza” from 1959-73, was also in dozens of feature films, did Shakespeare on the Canadian stage and was called “The Voice of Doom” as a CBC Radio Second World War news anchor because of his deep baritone.

That sounds like the actions of a certain sort of “Canadian”.