Lorne Greene's stamp Lorne Greene's stamp published by Canada Post in May 2006
In May 2006, Greene became one of the first four entertainers to ever be honored by Canada Post by being featured on a postage stamp.
The CBC's "Voice of Canada" during World War II and "Pa" to Bonanza fans, Ottawa's Lorne Greene was the white-haired, resonant-voiced, patriarchal actor who never gave up his Canadian citizenship. For Greene's son Charles, this stamp would be a source of great pride for a man whom he described as having a strong affinity to his Canadian roots. "I am extremely pleased by Canada Post's recognition of my father's unique contribution to radio, film and television in Canada and around the world. My father would have been proud and grateful. He always took pride in being Canadian, working for many Canadian causes and on Canadian film and television projects until the end of his life." During his work on Bonanza (1959-1973) and other TV projects, Greene found time to do guest roles and movies, as well as record several albums. In 1964 he even had a top hit with the song Ringo.