For a Canadian, actor Raymond Massey clearly enjoyed portraying America’s greatest president. In 1938, Massey originated the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Two years later, he was nominated for an Oscar in the movie adaptation. He returned to the role in 1956 in the TV production of The Day Lincoln Was Shot; and in 1962 on How the West Was Won, Massey sported a stovepipe hat for the last time. Indeed, another actor once joked that Massey wouldn’t be happy with his performance as Lincoln until someone assassinated him.