View Full Version : Lorne Greene Toupee?

03-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Did Lorne Greene wear a toupee on bonanza? I know Pernell Roberts did on the show and his was not obvious. I was watching some episodes and it looks to me that Lorne Greene was wearing a very bad toupee in the earlier episodes mainly the first and second seasons is when i noticed it.

Dusty's Fan
04-06-2007, 10:56 AM
Here's a related anecdote from IMDb:

"During the filming of one episode, Lorne Greene was required to jump off a small ledge into a lake five feet below. Michael Landon later recalled that when Greene did the stunt, he jumped into the water feet first and went completely under, but his hair piece came off and floated on the surface of the lake. Landon and the rest of the crew watched to see what would happen. After a short while, Greene's hand shot up out of the water, grabbed the hair piece, and pulled it down. Greene emerged from the lake, wearing his hair piece slightly askew. He walked nonchalantly past the snickering crew, and went into his trailer without saying a word."

02-25-2011, 01:55 AM
Later in the series run Dan Blocker (Hoss) also wore a hairpiece.