PETER J SR
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Betty White through the years: A look back at the beloved 'Golden Girl'
Betty White and Lorne Greene host the 1966 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade....her greatest fame during the 1960s and early 1970s with the general public was likely from her long stint as hostess and commentator on the annual Tournament of Roses Parade broadcast on NBC, often co-hosting with Lorne Greene. She began a 19 year run as host on the program in 1956; NBC replaced her in 1975, feeling she was too identified with rival network CBS due to her new found success on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Lorne Greene (born Lyon Himan Green; February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor and musician. Greene was assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBC National News, "The Voice of Canada"; however, his role in delivering distressing war news in sonorous tones following Canada's entry into World War II in 1939 caused many listeners to call him "The Voice of Doom".