Lorne Greene in Police Squad!: A Substantial Gift/The Broken Promise

Lorne Greene (1915 - 1987)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Othello (1953) [Othello]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)
  • Earthquake (1974) [Sam Royce]: Dies of a heart attack, sometime after being exposed to toxic gas. (Thanks to Mac)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Police Squad!: A Substantial Gift/The Broken Promise (1982) [Special Guest Star]: Stabbed in the stomach (off-screen), then thrown out of a moving car, during the opening credits in a scene that is completely unrelated to the rest of the episode.
  • Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988) [Ben Cartwright]: Lorne doesn't appear in this episode, but it's established his character passed away before this event. (Note: Greene was signed-on to reprise, but his real-life death happened before filming).

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