Image of the Day: Canada's Voice of Doom
(CBC Still Photo Collection)
Lorne Greene reacts while reading the news. Greene's voice eventually earned him the
nickname of the "Voice of Canada". But as the country entered the Second World
War, his work as the primary newsreader on CBC Radio meant he was often delivering
dreaded news from the front and he soon became known as the "Voice of Doom" among many Canadians.
Greene later moved onto television roles and was best known for playing Ben Cartwright on the western program Bonanza.
Hear Greene reading the news in a May 7, 1943 broadcast:
Posted on Jun 20, 2011 9:50:08 AM