Canadian actors who were born in 1901

Here are 11 famous actors from Canada were born in 1901:

Ben Blue

Ben Blue (September 12, 1901 Montreal-March 7, 1975 Hollywood) also known as Benjamin Bernstein was a Canadian comedian, actor, dance instructor, entrepreneur, drummer and screenwriter. His children are called Tom Blue and Robert Blue.

Blue first rose to fame in vaudeville and then went on to perform in film and television. He appeared in over 70 films, including roles in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Apartment". In addition to his acting career, Blue was an accomplished dancer and even taught dance at his own studio. He was also an entrepreneur, owning several bars and nightclubs in the Los Angeles area. Outside of entertainment, Blue was skilled in playing the drums and also wrote screenplays. Despite his many talents, Blue struggled with alcoholism throughout his life and passed away in 1975 at the age of 73.

Pat Harrington, Sr.

Pat Harrington, Sr. (February 6, 1901 Montreal-September 2, 1965 New York City) a.k.a. Daniel Patrick Harrington or Pat Harrington was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Pat Harrington, Jr..

Pat Harrington, Sr. was highly respected in the entertainment industry for his contribution to television, movies, and theater. He got his start on Broadway in the 1920s and went on to appear in over 100 films. He also made numerous television appearances, most notably as Inspector Frank St. George in the highly popular 1950s TV show, "The Files of Jeffrey Jones". He was known for his ability to play a wide range of roles, from comedic to serious. Despite being born in Montreal, Harrington spent most of his life in the United States and became a naturalized citizen in the 1930s. He passed away in 1965 at the age of 64.

Jimmy Granato

Jimmy Granato (September 25, 1901 Sault Ste. Marie-May 31, 1981 Bloomington) was a Canadian actor.

He began his career as a stage actor, performing in various theater productions in his native Canada before moving to the United States. Granato appeared in several films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, often playing small roles as a gangster or thug. He also made appearances on popular radio shows such as The Shadow and The Lone Ranger. In the 1950s, Granato transitioned to television and appeared in several popular shows of the era including Perry Mason and Gunsmoke. He continued acting well into his later years, with his final role being in the 1979 film, The Jericho Mile.

George Pembroke

George Pembroke (December 27, 1901 Canada-June 11, 1972 Los Angeles) also known as Geo. Pembroke was a Canadian actor.

He appeared in over 140 films and television shows throughout his career. Pembroke started his acting career in the silent film era with his debut in "The Docks of New York" (1928). He continued to act in various film genres such as westerns, dramas, and comedies, and worked with notable directors like John Ford and Frank Capra. Pembroke's notable film credits include "The Star Packer" (1934), "Gone with the Wind" (1939), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). In addition to his work in film, he also appeared on television shows such as "Wagon Train" and "Bonanza." Pembroke passed away at the age of 70 due to heart disease.

Pat Moran

Pat Moran (February 17, 1901 Canada-August 9, 1965 Woodland Hills) was a Canadian actor.

Moran began his career on stage in his native Canada and later moved to Hollywood in the 1930s, where he worked as a character actor for over three decades. He appeared in numerous films, including "The Story of Louis Pasteur," "My Favorite Brunette," and "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier." He also made several television appearances, including on "The Adventures of Superman" and "Dragnet." In addition to acting, Moran also worked as a writer and produced several films. He passed away in 1965 at the age of 64.

Alex Callam

Alex Callam (June 24, 1901 Canada-July 1, 1969 Woodland Hills) was a Canadian actor.

He began his career in the 1920s and appeared in many films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, often playing supporting roles. Callam is best known for his roles in "Gone with the Wind" (1939) and "His Girl Friday" (1940). He also appeared in numerous television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Twilight Zone" and "Perry Mason". Callam passed away in 1969 at the age of 68.

Henri Letondal

Henri Letondal (June 29, 1901 Montreal-February 15, 1955 Burbank) also known as Henry Letondal was a Canadian actor.

He began his career as a stage actor in Montreal but moved to Hollywood in 1937 to pursue a career in film. Letondal appeared in over 50 films in both supporting and character roles. Some of his notable film credits include "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), "Rebecca" (1940), and "To Be or Not to Be" (1942). He also appeared in various television shows during the early days of the medium. In addition to his acting career, Letondal was a talented musician and composer. He performed with various orchestras and wrote numerous pieces of music. Letondal passed away from a heart attack at the age of 53.

Art Dupuis

Art Dupuis (March 29, 1901 Port Severn-April 18, 1952 Los Angeles) also known as Adolph Arfthur Pierre Piete Du Puis, Arthur DuPris or Arthur Dupuis was a Canadian actor.

Dupuis began his acting career in the 1920s, appearing in several stage productions in Canada. In the 1930s, he moved to Hollywood and began working in film. He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles.

Some of Dupuis' most notable film appearances include "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), and "Anchors Aweigh" (1945). He also appeared in several television shows in the early days of the medium, including "The Lone Ranger" and "I Love Lucy."

In addition to his work in film and television, Dupuis was also a skilled stage actor and appeared in numerous productions on Broadway throughout the 1940s.

Dupuis' life was cut short when he died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 51. Despite his relatively short career, he left a lasting impression on the film industry and is remembered as a talented character actor.

Ovila Légaré

Ovila Légaré (July 21, 1901 Montreal-February 19, 1978 Montreal) otherwise known as Légaré, Ovila was a Canadian actor and singer.

He was a well-known performer of traditional Quebec chansons, and his songs focused on rural elements of Quebec's society. Ovila Légaré started his career as a singer in the 1930s and performed on the radio until the 1950s. He later became an actor and appeared in several films and television shows, including the Radio-Canada series "La Famille Plouffe" where he played the role of "Pit" Caron. Légaré was widely loved for his charming personality, his humor, and his music, which continues to be celebrated in Quebec's cultural heritage. In recognition of his contributions to Quebec's music, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.

A. Cameron Grant

A. Cameron Grant (August 27, 1901 Montreal-January 18, 1972 Los Angeles County) also known as Cameron Grant or Alexander Cameron Grant was a Canadian actor.

Grant began his acting career in vaudeville and made his Broadway debut in 1927. He later moved to Hollywood and appeared in over 80 films, including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and "My Fair Lady" (1964). He was also a prolific television actor, making appearances in popular shows such as "The Twilight Zone," "Gunsmoke," and "Perry Mason." Grant was known for his versatile acting abilities and often played a wide range of roles, including villains and authority figures. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 70.

Bruce Carruthers

Bruce Carruthers (June 15, 1901 Bedeque, Prince Edward Island-December 10, 1953 Woodland Hills) a.k.a. Bruce C. Carruthers, Bruce Caruthers or Harold Bruce Callbeck Carruthers was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s, appearing in silent films such as "The Love Gamble" (1923) and "The Phantom Fortune" (1923). He continued to act in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, mainly in supporting roles. Some of his notable film appearances include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1938), "Geronimo" (1939), and "The Desert Hawk" (1944).

In addition to his film work, Carruthers was also a prolific radio actor, appearing in many popular programs of the 1930s and 1940s, such as "The Shadow" and "Lights Out". He was known for his deep, distinctive voice and his ability to portray a wide range of characters.

Carruthers was married to fellow actor Theresa Harris from 1944 until his death in 1953. He died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

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