This Day in Jewish History / Ponderosa Patriarch Lorne Greene Dies

Scion of Russian Jewry, called Chaim growing up, seemed very much at home on the expansive Nevada flatlands. And on the Battleship Galactica.

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On September 11, 1987, actor Lorne Greene, the iconic paterfamilias of the Cartwright clan on the long-running TV series “Bonanza,” died at the age of 72.