About 500 family members, friends and admirers Monday attended funeral services in Culver City for actor Lorne Greene, best known for his portrayal of the benevolent father-figure Ben Cartwright in the long-running television series "Bonanza."
Michael Landon and Pernell Roberts, who played two of Cartwright's three sons on "Bonanza"--Little Joe and Adam--were among the mourners who attended a memorial at a chapel in Hillside Memorial Park and a graveside service later.
Dan Blocker, who played the third son, Hoss, died in 1974.
The crowd filled the chapel, which seats 300, and the remaining 200 people listened to the 75-minute service over speakers set up outside, a spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park said.
Greene, who spent most of the last three decades on "Bonanza" and subsequent network TV programs, died Friday at the age of 72 in a Santa Monica hospital. He died of respiratory problems after surgery for a bleeding ulcer last month.