JUNE 22, 1952

ONEIDA GRAHAM GREENE BORN—AWARD-WINNING ACTOR

From Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ontario, Greene was a rock band sound tech before entering the theatre in the 1970s.  His movie debut, Running Brave (1983), led to parts in several other movies.  Stardom came with his Academy Award-nominated performance in Dances with Wolves (1990).  He also was in Thunderheart (1992), Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994), Maverick (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Green Mile (1998), Bad Money (1999), Lost and Delirious (2000), and The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).  Awards:  Geminis (1994 & 1998) for the children’s show Dudley the Dragon; Gemini nominations for North of 60 (1994) & The Outer Limits (1997); Earle Grey, Lifetime Achievement, Academy of Canadian Film & Television (2014); and Dora Mavor Moore Award for Tomson Highway’s Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989).  He appeared on the Stratford Festival stage in plays by Steinbeck and Shakespeare (2007).  Greene was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.

Source:  Gwen Riis Howard, Paul Townend, “Graham Greene, The Canadian Encyclopedia, 3/6/2011.  Retrieved 5/18/2020, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/graham-greene
Photo:  Jared Purdy, 1998.  Permissive Use.  Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredpurdy/2227970749.  

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